Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackery, DyCM Ajit Pawar meet PM Modi, discuss Maratha quota, cyclone relief
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Tuesday morning. Uddhav Thackeray was accompanied by Deputy CM Ajit Pawar and Cabinet minister Ashok Chavan.
New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today and raised the subject of Maratha quota, struck down by the Supreme Court recently.
The PMO shared a photograph from the meeting saying, "Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Uddhav Thackeray, Deputy Chief Minister Shri @AjitPawarSpeaks and Cabinet Minister Shri @AshokChavanINC called on PM @narendramodi. @OfficeofUT @CMOMaharashtra."
The ministers were expected to discuss issues like the Maratha quota and financial aid for cyclone relief measures in the meeting with PM Modi.
Uddhav Thackeray had also asked for 10 minutes of face-time with PM Modi, sources say. Details are not known yet.
"I raised the issue of Maratha reservation," said the Chief Minister, who went with his deputy Ajit Pawar and others. Cyclone Tauktae relief for Maharashtra was also discussed.
In his separate meeting with the PM, Thackeray remarked: "We may not be politically together but that doesn't mean our relationship has broken. I didn't go to meet Nawaz Sharif. So if I meet him (PM) separately in person, there is nothing wrong with it."
Last month, Uddhav Thackeray wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to take steps to declare the Maratha community in the state as Socially and Educationally Backward (SEBC) to enable them to claim the reservation in education and public employment at least to 12% and 13% respectively.
The meeting is taking place over a month after the Supreme Court struck down a 2018 law providing reservation to the Maratha community in jobs and education in the state.
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