Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad alias Ravan is scheduled to go to Pune on June 26, which is the delivery anniversary of famous social reformer Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj.
Azad will likely be holding a gathering of office-bearers and activists of the Pune unit of his Azad Samaj Party, recognized to be a political outfit of the Bhim Army.
Abhijit Gaikwad, who heads the Pune unit of the Azad Samaj Party stated that his get together chief Chandrashekhar Azad and State President Rahul Pradhan will go to the town on June 26.
Gaikwad stated that Azad will attain Pune by flight round 10 am. Later, he plans to go to the statue of Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj in Savitribai Phule Pune University.
“He will pay his respect to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and Dr B R Ambedkar and then hold a meeting with the party office-bearers and activists. We will be discussing the issue of reservations in promotions in government jobs,” stated Gaikwad.
A Maharashtra authorities decision (GR) on May 7 had scrapped 33 % reservation in promotions for these employed via quotas in Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Vimukti Jati and Nomadic Tribes (VJNT) and Special Backward Classes (SBC) classes. The choice to scrap the almost two-decade-old coverage got here two days after the Supreme Court quashed quota for the Maratha group. The matter is being heard within the Bombay High Court. The difficulty sparked unrest. The Congress, which is part of the ruling Maha Vikas Agahdi authorities, warned of protests. Azad Samaj Party was additionally among the many organisations that agitated in opposition to this GR. Petitions pertaining to the GR are being heard earlier than the Bombay High Court.
“After discussion on reservations in promotions, our party chief will leave for Mumbai… We have informed the Pune City Police about his visit and schedule and have assured that all norms laid down by the government regarding Covid-19 will be followed,” stated Gaikwad.