Delhi Bureau :
MAHARASHTRA Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday and discussed issues related to the Maratha reservation, Metro car shed and GST compensation. Deputy Chief Minister and senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar, and senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan accompanied Thackeray. “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. He said the Prime Minister assured them to look into the issues. “We, all three, are satisfied (with the meeting) because during our meeting there was no political agenda. Whatever issues we raised, he listened to us. I believe there could be some way out,” Thackeray said. The meeting lasted for an hour and a half, Pawar said. Modi had a one-on-one meeting with Thackeray and later with the delegation. 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. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar met Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray at his official residence Varsha a day before the latter’s meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Tuesday. According to sources, the two leaders discussed key issues to be taken up before the Prime Minister.