Maharashtra’s Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray to meet PM Modi today in New Delhi. The State Home Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Dilip Walse Patil quoted this information to a news agency. The PM Modi meeting with Maharasthra CM will be addressing several important agendas including Cyclone Tauktae relief measure, Marathas and OBC reservation, and other issues.
Mr. Patil said, “The Maharashtra government delegation led by CM Uddhav Thackeray, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, and Cabinet Minister Ashok Chawan will conduct a meeting with PM Modi today in Delhi. The delegation will be discussing various issues that primarily include reservation of Marathas and other backward classes, Relief measures related to Cyclone Tauktae, GST refund and more”.
Maharashtra’s CM Uddhav Thackeray wrote to PM Modi last month requesting him to declare the Maratha community as an SEBC (Socially and Educationally Backward Caste) to ensure that the community can avail reservations in educational institutions and the public sector.
In the year 2018, a law was abolished by the Supreme Court of India to provide reservations to Marathas in jobs and educational institutes. Even after various escalating protests and political influences, the Supreme Court paused its decision and did not pass the law.
CM Uddhav Thackeray recently extended the EWS benefits to the Maratha community and raised it by 10%. Hence, the Maratha reservation will be an important aspect of today’s meeting with PM Modi.