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Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray Meets PM Modi, Discusses Maratha Quota Issue, GST Compensation

'Discussed issues related to the Maratha reservation, Metro car shed, GST compensation with the prime minister,' Uddhav Thackeray said.

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray during a press conference at Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi Suresh K Pandey/Outlook

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the issues related to the Maratha reservation, Metro car shed and GST compensation.

He was accompanied by the Deputy Chief Minister and senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar, and senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan.

"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.

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."

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.

With PTI inputs

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