Fresh political hypothesis was sparked after an hour-long assembly between Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis of the BJP and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray on Monday.
The assembly passed off on the Deputy Chief Minister’s residence, almost six weeks after Fadnavis visited Raj Thackeray’s Shivtirth residence in Dadar on July 15 in what was described as a courtesy go to .
Monday’s head-to-head got here per week after the MNS chief returned to motion after recovering almost three months from hip surgical procedure.
He addressed a gathering of get together employees on August 23, then traveled to Pune to launch the get together’s membership drive and different packages.
Monday’s newest assembly is seen as essential forward of the upcoming municipal elections within the state and the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), which has been managed by the opposition Shiv Sena for almost three a long time.
Although Raj Thackeray and Fadnavis paused earlier than asserting a proper alliance, a potential rapprochement or seat-sharing isn’t dominated out, despite the fact that key central BJP leaders like National President JP Nadda and Minister of Inside Union Amit Shah are possible to go to Mumbai through the upcoming Ganeshotsav competition from August 31.
The Shiv Sena led by ex-CM Uddhav Thackeray additionally plans to make a robust bid to retain its grip on the nation’s largest and wealthiest civic physique, regardless of Maha Vikas Aghadi, comprising the Nationalist Congress Party and the Congress, shedding energy on the state degree. June 29.
The Sena has simply solid an alliance with the Maratha group, Sambhaji Brigade, and on Monday, the distinguished chief of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Uddhav Kadam, joined the get together within the presence of Uddhav Thackeray.
The separatist Sena faction led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and the BJP are planning to wage a troublesome battle in opposition to the Shiv Sena within the municipal elections not solely in Mumbai but in addition in Thane and different main cities.
Incidentally, the lone MNS MP backed the BJP within the biennial Rajya Sabha and Legislative Council elections final June, after which the Shiv Sena confronted a rise up main to the collapse of the MVA authorities.