Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur)
MAHA CM SET TO MEET PM IN DELHI, TODAY, LIKELY TO DISCUSS MARATHA RESERVATION
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Tuesday to discuss several issues, including Maratha reservation, home minister Dilip Patil said on Monday. “A delegation of Maharashtra government led by CM Uddhav Thackeray and deputy CM Ajit Pawar will meet PM Modi in Delhi. They will discuss issues like Maratha reservation, OBC reservation and cyclone relief,” Dilip Patil was quoted as saying by a new agency.
Last month, Uddhav Thackeray wrote to Prime Minister 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 reservation in education and government jobs.
Uddhav Thackeray’s visit to the national capital comes after Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece Saamana said in its editorial on May 31 that the battle for Maratha reservation will be fought in Delhi. It said it becomes necessary to knock on the doors of Delhi on the issue of the Maratha reservation. The editorial referring to the Supreme Court’s observation and said only the Centre has the right to make such a law.