The Maharashtra Other Backward Class (OBC) Organization has opposed reservation status to Patel and Maratha communities.
Professor Shravan Deore, president of Maharashtra OBC organization recently met BJP MP Dr Subhash Bhamre who is the member of OBC MP Forum in this regard.
The OBC outfit has urged Bhamre to raise the issue of OBC quota in Parliament.
Deore said the Maratha community in Maharashtra, Jats from Uttar Pradesh and Haryana and Patel community from Gujarat are demanding to be included in the OBC category, when they already belong to the upper class.
These communities are upper class landlords and rulers as they have been in power since last several years. Hence, almost all commissions including Mandal commission had suggested that these communities should not be given reservation, Deore said.
He added that OBCs have no problem in giving these communities reservation in the Kshatriya (fighter Class) category separately without disturbing the existing OBC quota.
He further said that M P Sudarshan Nachiappan committee in 2005 had recommended the Parliament to break the cap of 50 per cent to reservation.
“If the suggestion of this committee is accepted, all Kshatriyas can be given reservation as well,” he said.