From Maratha reservation to Metro car shed - Highlights of meeting between PM Modi and Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

Minister Ashok Chavan while addressing media, stated that the delegation has urged PM Modi to expedite the decision on the judicially-fixed ceiling of 50 per cent on reservation.

Sanjay JogUpdated: Tuesday, June 08, 2021, 03:01 PM IST
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From Maratha reservation to Metro car shed - Highlights of meeting between PM Modi and Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray | ANI

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray met Prime minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday over the Maratha reservation issue and financial aid for cyclone relief measures.

After the meeting with PM Modi, CM Uddhav Thackeray, Deputy CM Ajit Pawar and minister Ashok Chavan addressed a press conference in Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi.

Minister Ashok Chavan while addressing the media, stated that the delegation has urged PM Modi to expedite the decision on the judicially fixed ceiling of 50 per cent on the reservation.

Thackeray stated that PM Modi listened to all the issues carefully. "I hope that he takes positive decisions," CM added. He also said that they urged PM to give the status of classical language to Marathi. Thackeray also thanked PM Modi for announcing free vaccines to citizens above 18 years

Deputy CM Ajit Pawar stated that the delegation also discussed the pending GST dues and demanded that 24,306 Crore GST returns should be given soon to the state. The delegation also discussed the issue of pending dues under the 14th finance commission.

Thackeray and his cabinet colleagues of the Mahavikas Aghadi, a coalition of mainly the three parties - the Shiv Sena, NCP and the Congress, are in the national capital to discuss issues ranging from the contentious Marathi reservation and aid for the state post-Cyclone Tauktae, among others.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope, while speaking to ANI, said, "A delegation of Maharashtra govt met PM Modi today. 8-10 issues, including Maratha reservation, were discussed in the meeting. We hope that the vaccination process will be further quickened after today's meeting with PM Modi."

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