Mumbai, May 16 -- The Maharashtra government may be planning an ordinance to uphold the admissions of at least 253 postgraduate medical and dental students from the Maratha community. The move comes after the Supreme Court, last week, rejected the state's plea and said reservation for Maratha students under the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) quota will not apply to any postgraduate medical and dental courses this year.

The SC ruling necessitated fresh admissions for these courses, and cancelled admissions already granted under the quota.

Following protests by some students, the state government said it has worked out a solution and has asked the Election Commission (EC) to relax the election model code of conduct so th...