NEW DELHI: Maratha reservation activist Manoj Jarange Patil began his fast unto death on Saturday. He said that if the Maratha reservation is not granted this time, he intends to run in the Maharashtra assembly elections.
However, police have denied peermission to Jarange to hold indefinite hunger strike.

He had criticized both the ruling Mahyuti tripartite alliance and the opposition Maha Vikas Aghadi for “doing nothing” regarding the Maratha reservation.

“We have been misled by the state government. Mahayuti has not given us Maratha reservation…When Maha Vikas Aghadi was in power, they did nothing for the Maratha reservation,” he had said
The Gondi police reported that they have received objections from the three villages of Antarwali Sarati, Vadigodri, and Dodadgaon against permitting Jarange to hold his strike.
Despite this, Jarange stated he was resolute in beginning his indefinite hunger strike and cautioned chief minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis not to make the mistake of attacking the protestors supporting his movement this time.