The Maharashtra government has filed an application before a larger bench of the Supreme Court, seeking vacation of the apex court's stay on implementation of Maratha quota in jobs and education, an official statement said on Monday.
The government's move comes amidst protests by Maratha outfits representing the community in parts of the state over the issue.
Maharashtra PWD Minister Ashok Chavan on Monday met NCP president Sharad Pawar to discuss on Maratha quota issue.
"We had earlier discussed with Uddhav Thackeray the legal issues in connection with vacating the Supreme Courts stay on implementing Maratha quota.
"I apprised Pawar saheb on the same today and understood his views, Chavan told reporters here after meeting the NCP chief, whose party is an ally of the Uddhav Thackeray-led state government.
On September 9, the Supreme Court directed that no quota will be granted to people of the Maratha community in education and jobs in the state this year and referred the hearing on a batch of plea challenging the constitutional validity of a Maharashtra law granting Maratha reservation in education and jobs to a larger bench.