Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Deputy CM Ajit Pawar met at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, the official residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. These leaders presented the state's side on the Maratha reservation to the PM and the damage caused by the Yas cyclone. Actually, Uddhav Thackeray's government in the state is under pressure since the Supreme Court canceled the Maratha reservation. State Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil while addressing reporters on Monday said, “A delegation of Maharashtra government led by CM Uddhav Thackeray and Deputy CM Ajit Pawar will meet Prime Minister Modi in Delhi on Tuesday. They will discuss issues like Maratha reservation, Other Backward Class (OBC) reservation and Cyclone Taukte relief.
Last month, Uddhav Thackeray had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to take steps to declare the Maratha community in the state as Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBCs) so that they get at least 12 percent and 13 percent in education and public employment. Percentage reservation. The Chief Minister of Maharashtra wrote, 'The judgment given by the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on May 5, 2021, has given me this opportunity to request you to take appropriate steps for giving reservation at the earliest.
In addition, Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana, in its editorial on May 31, had said that the battle for the Maratha reservation would be fought in Delhi. The editorial said that it has become necessary to knock on the door of Delhi on the issue of the Maratha reservation. "The confrontation will prove to be decisive," it said. The opposition will use the Maratha reservation issue as a weapon to destabilize the politics of Maharashtra, they have to stop it in time.
Citing the observation of the Supreme Court, the editorial said that only the central government has the right to make such law regarding the reservation. The Supreme Court on May 5 this year quashed the reservation in government jobs and educational institutions for the Maratha community brought in by the Maharashtra government in 2018, saying it was in excess of the 50 percent limit imposed earlier.