New Delhi: Amid ongoing strains in Maha Vikas Aghadi government over a slew of issues including amended citizenship act, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday. Aaditya Thackeray, the Chief Minister’s son also accompanied his father Uddhav at PM Modi’s residence. Also Read - Days After Extending Support to CAA, Uddhav Thackeray to Meet PM Modi on Friday
Later in the day, the Shiv Sena chief is also expected to meet BJP patriarch L K Advani, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi. Also Read - ‘NCP’s Stand Clear, Will Convince Uddhav Thackeray,’ Says Pawar on Differences Over CAA, NPR
Senior Shiv Sena leader and Uddhav close aide Sanjay Raut had tweeted about the meeting. He had termed the meeting a ‘courtesy call’. “Yes, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will meet PM Modi. This is only a courtesy meet, nothing else should be read into it. Jai Maharashtra,” he tweeted in Marathi. Also Read - Won't Block NPR in Maharashtra, Says Uddhav Thackeray; Takes Stand Against NRC
After the Assembly elections in Maharashtra last year, the Shiv Sena and BJP had bitter fallout over the Chief Minister’s post, following which the parties’ ended their decade old alliance.
Later, the Sena formed an alliance with its arch rivals Congress and NCP and formed the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra.However, trouble started brewing among the three alliance partners over CAA, Elgar Parishad case and Rajya Sabha seats.