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Updated December 26th, 2023 at 20:21 IST

10 lakh vehicles will head to Mumbai on Jan 20, says Maratha quota agitator Manoj Jarange

Manoj Jarange had previously given the Maharashtra government a deadline of January 2 to move forward with the demand for Maratha reservation.

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Maratha reservation agitator Manoj Jarange during his last hunger strike.
Maratha reservation agitator Manoj Jarange during his last hunger strike. | Image:PTI
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MAHARASHTRA: On Tuesday, Maratha quota agitation leader Manoj Jarange claimed that around 10 lakh vehicles will head to Mumbai on January 20, carrying the materials needed for protestors to continue making their demand for Maratha reservations. Jarange announced that he intends to hold yet another hunger strike on the issue of reservations, his third so far, from January 20. According to a PTI report, Jarange and his group of agitators will first gather in his village of Antarwali Sarati before continuing onwards to Mumbai in groups of 30-40 thousand.

Jarange had previously held a nine-day fast back in late October to early November, only ending his fast after giving the government two months worth of time to decide on the issue and move forward. He had warned that if the community's demands were not met by the government in timely fashion, then he would organise a massive march to Mumbai, claiming that “Then people of Mumbai won't even get vegetables."

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Published December 26th, 2023 at 20:21 IST

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