Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on June 8 led a delegation of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi government to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi to discuss around a dozen important pending issues concerning the state, officials said.
The meeting was talk of the town and drew intense interest in political circles, responding to it Uddhav Thackeray said, the meet was ‘personal’ and not political in nature. He said that they are not politically together, but the ‘bond is not broken’, adding that he has good relations with the Prime Minister.
“We may not be politically together but that doesn’t mean our relationship has broken. ‘Main koi Nawaz Sharif se nahi milne gaya tha’ (I didn’t go to meet Nawaz Sharif),” the Maharashtra CM replied to a question about meeting PM Modi separately.
According to reports, he was accompanied by his deputy Ajit Pawar and senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan. Thackeray also met PM Modi separately for around 10 minutes.
During the 90-minute interaction, they discussed issues related to the Maratha reservation, Metro car shed and GST compensation with the Prime Minister at latter’s official residence 7, Lok Kalyan Marg. “Discussed issues related to the Maratha reservation, Metro car shed, GST compensation with the prime minister,” Thackeray said.