Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, Ajit Pawar Discuss Maratha Reservation With Prime Minister Modi

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New Delhi, 8th June 2021: Today, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Deputy CM Ajit Pawar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his official residence 7 Lok Kalyan Marg. The leaders discussed the Maratha reservation and the damage caused by cyclones. Uddhav Thackeray’s government has been under pressure in the state since the Supreme Court cancelled the Maratha reservation.


Last month, Thackeray had written a letter to Prime Minister Modi requesting him to take steps to declare the Maratha community in the state as Socially and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC) so that they get at least 12 per cent and 13 per cent in education and public employment respectively.


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The Chief Minister of Maharashtra wrote, “The judgment passed by the Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court on May 5, 2021, has given me an opportunity to request you to take appropriate steps as soon as possible to grant reservation.”


Besides, Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna had said in its editorial that it has become necessary to knock on the door of Delhi on the issue of the Maratha reservation. It also said that the battle for the Maratha reservation would be fought in Delhi. It said, “The confrontation will be decisive. The opposition will use the issue of Maratha reservation as a weapon to destabilize the politics of Maharashtra; they have to stop it in time.”


The Supreme Court had on May 5 this year cancelled the reservation in government jobs and educational institutions for the Maratha community introduced by the Maharashtra government in 2018, saying it was more than the 50 per cent limit imposed earlier.