Reportedly nearly three months after taking charge, maharashtra chief minister uddhav thackeray had met prime minister narendra modi and congress Chief sonia gandhi in New delhi on friday, the shiv sena said on Thursday. Meanwhile thackeray on friday visited New delhi, his first trip to the National capital after becoming chief minister in November. Earlier shiv sena leader sanjay raut tweeted that thackeray will meet modi during the visit.
Perhaps thackeray took charge on 28 november as head of the three-party coalition consisting of the shiv sena, the ncp and the Congress. Meanwhile the Thackeray-led Sena joined hands with the ncp and the congress, its ideological opponents, after snapping ties up the bjp, its long-time ally in maharashtra, post the assembly elections in October. Apparently Senior shiv sena leader sanjay raut has played down Mr Thackeray's scheduled meeting with PM Modi. He tweeted "Yes, chief minister uddhav thackeray will meet PM Modi. This is only a meeting, nothing else should be read into it. jai Maharashtra".
Moreover barely months after the shiv sena, congress and ncp formed a government in maharashtra, rifts among the three alliance partners have come on to the surface. Contrary to the ncp and Congress's stand on the citizenship amendment act and the National population Register, chief minister uddhav thackeray earlier this week extended his support to the two exercises. He said "The caa and the NRC (National Register of Citizens) are different and NPR is different. No one has to worry if the caa gets implemented". He added 'The NRC (National Register of Citizens) is not there and will not be implemented in the state... The centre has not discussed NRC as of now".