Shiv Sena chief and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and a few others accompanied Mr. Thackeray.
The Chief Minister said he raised the Maratha reservation with the Prime Minister during the meeting. Thackeray reportedly spoke for 10 minutes with the PM and there is no info on what the duo discussed.
After his separate meeting with the Prime Minister raised several questions, Mr. Thackeray said, there is nothing wrong with meeting the PM. I didn't go to meet a Nawaz Sharif, he observed.
Earlier in May this year, the Supreme Court had canceled the Maratha quota which was introduced by the previous Maharashtra government and termed the law unconstitutional. The law introduced in 2018 grants reservation for the Maratha community in government jobs and educational institutions.
The Uddhav Thackeray-led government announced EWS (economically weaker section) benefits for the Marath community, which include a 10 percent reservation on May 31. With the issue reaching the court, the Bombay High Court issued orders to uphold the quota and the issue is pending in the SC.