The Shiv Sena on Wednesday mentioned it has at all times valued private relations no matter political affiliations and Tuesday’s one-on-one assembly between Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a part of private relations in addition to protocol.
The private assembly between Mr Thackeray, who heads the Shiv Sena, and the Prime Minister had set political circles abuzz towards the backdrop of the Sena severing ties with its oldest ally BJP after the Maharashtra Assembly elections in October 2019 and forming Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities with the NCP and Congress.
After his one-on-one assembly with the Prime Minister, Mr Thackeray had on Tuesday mentioned there was nothing improper in having such interplay, including snarkily that he had not gone to satisfy Pakistani chief Nawaz Sharif.
“The Chief Minister’s Delhi visit was not for political reasons. Those who see politics in it…..let them be happy with their thinking. There will be a lot of speculations over this meeting. We only hope that Maharashtra’s pending issues with the Centre get resolved soon,” the Sena mouthpiece Saamana mentioned within the editorial.
Uddhav Thackeray had led a delegation of his cupboard colleagues comprising his deputy Ajit Pawar, a senior NCP chief, and Congress’ Ashok Chavan to satisfy PM Modi and focus on points pertaining to the state.
During the 90-minute interplay, Mr Thackeray additionally had a one-on-one assembly with the Prime Minister.
Taking a dig on the BJP management in Maharashtra, the editorial mentioned they need to attempt to perceive the “nature of the Modi-Thackeray relationship” within the context of the assembly.
The editorial mentioned the assembly between PM Modi, Uddhav Thackeray, Ajit Pawar and Ashok Chavan lasted for over an hour.
“We do not doubt that the mood was good and the meeting took place in a friendly and cordial atmosphere,” it mentioned.
Without naming any state, the Sena mentioned the assembly between PM Modi and Uddhav Thackeray was essential on condition that there isn’t any stand-off between the Centre and Maharashtra which is seen elsewhere.
“The present Chief Minister of Maharashtra is of the firm opinion that the state should get its rightful share,” the editorial mentioned.
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