Countering queries over separately meeting PM Modi after the official meet, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said that he didn't go to meet Nawaz Sharif, so if I meet him (PM) separately in person, there is nothing wrong with it.
"We may not be politically together but that doesn't mean our relationship has broken. 'Main koi Nawaz Sharif se nahi milne gaya tha' (I didn't go to meet Nawaz Sharif). So if I meet him (PM) separately in person, there is nothing wrong with it," Maharashtra CM Thackeray was quoted by ANI.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday and discussed issues related to the Maratha reservation, Metro car shed and GST compensation.
Deputy Chief Minister and senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar, and senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan accompanied Thackeray.
"Discussed issues related to the Maratha reservation, Metro car shed, GST compensation with the prime minister," Thackeray said.
He said the state government wants to move the car shed to Kanjur. The state and the Centre both claim the land as theirs.
Pawar, who is also the Finance Minister of Maharashtra, said issues pertaining to GST compensation was also discussed in the meeting.
Thackeray said the issue of giving Marathi the status of classical language is also pending with the Centre.
He said the prime minister assured to look into these issues.
Earlier in the day, the PMO had tweeted, "Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Uddhav Thackeray, Deputy Chief Minister Shri @AjitPawarSpeaks and Cabinet Minister Shri @AshokChavanINC called on PM @narendramodi. @OfficeofUT @CMOMaharashtra."
(With inputs from agencies)