Maratha reservation has backed by all the major parties. It was mentioned in theBJP manifesto during the 2014 assembly elections. A few days before these elections, the Congress-NCP government promulgated an ordinance to give 16 per cent reservation to the Marathas, which was struck down by the High Court.
The first person responsible for this present situation is the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. He declared 72,000 government jobs and he mentioned that 16 per cent of them would be reserved for the Marathas. That was the first straw. At the brink of the election, Maratha youngsters wondered if the CM is playing a game with them, which led to the protests.
Now the situation is going beyond control. Now the same man has to bring the situation to normal in the state. He has to either act tough by enacting police action on the agitating people or he has to recommend and send the recommendations to the central government for approval.