It was demanded in the state legislative council on December 18, that Marathi must be taught in CBSE and ICSE schools in Maharashtra
Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Vilas Potnis raised the issue through a calling attention motion. As per Potnis, the decision to make Marathi a compulsory subject from Class 1 to 10 in CBSE and ICSE schools should be implemented strictly. He was supported by leader of opposition Pravin Darekar, MLC Kapil Patil and several others including Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam.
Vinayak Mete raised the issue of fellowships to Maratha-Kunbi students. Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Research Training and Human Development Institute was set up in Pune to give training and fellowship to students from Maratha and Kunbi communities.
However, Mete alleged that the fellowship and scholarship allowances of thousands of students have been stopped due to ongoing enquiry into some irregularities. Social Justice Minister Nitin Raut assured that the fellowships and scholarships will not be stopped.