Jalna, Maharashtra: Congress leader and Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Vijay Wadettiwar said on Saturday that if reservation for the Maratha community is carved out from the existing OBC quota,he would oppose the move.
"We supported the reservation to the Maratha community under SEBC (socially and educationally backward classes) category and the state government is arguing its case for reservation before the Supreme Court," he told reporters, reports PTI.
According to the report,the Congress leader warned that if the Maratha reservation was carved out of OBC quota, he would even quit the cabinet.
"It was unfortunate that the apex court stayed the Bombay High Court's order which had upheld the separate reservation for Marathas,' he added.
He also expressed concern about backlog of appointments in the OBC category in government offices.
About one lakh OBC category posts are vacant, he said.
(From PTI with minor edits)