Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi, had requested for 10 minutes of face-time with him, sources say.
It will not be recognized but why Mr Thackeray made the request.
The Chief Minister led a delegation, which included his deputy Ajit Pawar, to debate Maratha quota and Cyclone Tauktae aid for Maharashtra with the Prime Minister.
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Last month, Mr Thackeray wrote to the Prime Minister and requested him to take steps to declare the Maratha group within the state as a Socially and Educationally Backward caste so they may declare reservation in training (12 per cent) and jobs (13 per cent).
The Supreme Court final week struck down the quota, calling it “unconstitutional”. A five-judge bench mentioned the 2018 regulation for Maratha quota had pushed reservation over the present 50 per cent cap.
On May 31 the Maharashtra authorities prolonged EWS (economically weaker part) advantages – together with 10 per cent reservation – to the Maratha group.
Reservation was given to Marathas in 2018 by the Devendra Fadnavis authorities.
The Bombay High Court upheld the quota however its choice was paused by the Supreme Court.
Mr Thackeray’s go to additionally comes after an editorial within the ruling Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece – ‘Saamana’ – which mentioned the battle to “destabilise politics of Maharashtra” could be fought in Delhi.
“The collision will prove to be decisive. To destabilise politics of Maharashtra, opposition will use the issue of the Maratha reservation as a weapon, then they will have to stop it in time,” it mentioned final month.