Delhi, 3 Oct: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday made a statement that if he get a chance to meet the Prime Minister, he will urge him to scrap the reservation based on caste rather it should be given to those who are economically backward.
He blamed the former Prime Minister V P Singh for reservation system and “poisoning” the country.
Meanwhile, he praised the Maratha community for holding silent protest marches by saying that “Such ‘morchas’ (protest marches) were never taken out in the country and the state”.
The MNS chief also targeted Congress-NCP asking why no reservation was given to the community when the two parties were in power.
The members of the Maratha community are holding protest marches demanding strict action against the culprits of Kopardi rape and murder case, reservations for the community and scrapping of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
The silent marches began after the alleged rape and murder of a Maratha girl by some Dalits youths at Kopardi in July.
Congress-NCP ruled Maharashtra from 1999-2014.