Maratha Reservation Protests: Manoj Jarange Patil becomes the face of reservation demand | Oneindia

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Published on November 1, 2023 - Duration: 03:55s

Maratha Reservation Protests: Manoj Jarange Patil becomes the face of reservation demand | Oneindia

Manoj Jarange Patil has emerged as one of the most influential voices in Maharashtra today as the face of the Maratha quota agitation.

The 40-year-old farmer has been leading the agitations and pulling in massive crowds in a bid to get reservation for the Maratha community.

On Wednesday (November 1), Jarange announced that he would stop drinking water from evening if the Chief Minister Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra government did not fulfil his demand.

The fresh ultimatum came after Jarange’s earlier protests and hunger strike in the last couple of months have worked in intensifying the demand for reservation for the politically influential Maratha community which comprises nearly 30 percent of Maharashtra’s population.

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