Mumbai: The Maratha Reservation Bill was unanimously passed by both the Houses of Maharashtra State Legislature on Thursday. The Bill was passed by both the Houses in less than an hour after it was tabled by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in the Legislative Assembly. The Bill will be now sent to Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao for his assent.
The Bill gives 16 per cent reservation to the members of the Maratha community in government jobs and admission in government institutions, under the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes of Citizens (SEBC).
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs were seen celebrating the decision.