Uddhav Thackeray dismisses talks on patch up with BJP

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Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray (Image tweeted by @ANI)
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray (Image tweeted by @ANI)

Mumbai : Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday dismissed talks of patch up with BJP in coming days.

Talking to the journalists, he mentioned, "I am still sitting with Ajit Pawar and Balasaheb Thorat. I am not going anywhere". Later, he jocularly added, "Yes, after I am done speaking with you, I will be going to meet the BJP".

His remarks came apparently as clarification of Sanjay Raut's comparison of BJP-Shiv Sena relationship to Kiran Rao-Aamir Khan's relationship. The Bollywood couple had recently announced separation.

"We are not India- Pakistan. Look at Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao, it is like them. Our (Shiv Sena, BJP) political ways are different but the friendship will remain intact," the Shiv Sena MP and spokesperson told news agency ANI.

The comment became interesting as former CM Devendra Fadnavis recently said that Shiv Sena was never their 'enemy'. Asked whether there is a possibility of the two former allies coming together, Mr Fadnavis said "there are no ifs and buts in politics" and an "appropriate decision" will be taken in view of the situation.

Amid tensions between the ruling alliance in Maharashtra, such comments have raised doubts of a possible comeback of BJP-Shiv Sena in the state.