Amit Shah meets Uddhav Thackeray, meeting lasts for 2 hours

Amid strained relations and constant bickering between the two saffron allies, BJP president Amit Shah called on Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray at the latter’s residence ‘Matoshree’ here this evening.Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Uddhav Thackeray’s son Aaditya Thackeray were also present at the meeting which lasted about two hours.
While officially there was no word from both the parties about what transpired in the meeting, BJP sources claimed that the discussion was “positive” and would help reduce the tension between the two allies significantly. State BJP chief Raosaheb Danve, who accompanied Shah earlier in the day when he called on actor Madhuri Dixit-Nene and industrialist Ratan Tata, did not attend the meeting with Thackeray.
“My schedule was pre-decided. I was busy with organisational work,” Danve told reporters.
The BJP had earlier said the meeting was in connection with its ‘Sampark se Samarthan’ (contact for support) campaign, being led by Shah in the run-up to next year’s Lok Sabha polls.The Sena and the BJP contested the May 28 bypolls to Palghar Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra separately and engaged in a bitter campaign against each other.
The Shiv Sena has particularly been upset with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has repeatedly attacked him.
After facing defeat in the Palghar bypoll at the hands of the BJP, the Shiv Sena labelled its ally as its “biggest political enemy”.