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BJP chief Amit Shah meets Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray at 'Matoshree'

BJP chief Amit Shah has been meeting with several social and political bigwigs to reinvigorate public support for BJP ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Mumbai [ Updated: June 06, 2018 20:33 IST ]
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The move is being seen as an attempt by the BJP to reach out the sulking ally which has been openly criticising senior BJP leaders.

 

BJP president Amit Shah has arrived at "Matoshree" for his scheduled meeting with Shiv Sena chief Uddav Thackeray.

Shah is meeting Uddhav as a part of his 'Sampark for Samarthan' outreach programme ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls. 

The BJP chief has been meeting with several social and political bigwigs to reinvigorate public support for BJP in the run up to the next year's general elections.

Wednesday's meeting between Shah and Thackeray is being viewed as significant as it comes days after the two bickering allies contested the Palghar bypoll separately. In the May 28 Lok Sabha bypoll, the Sena candidate, Shrinivas Wanaga, secured 2,43,210 votes but lost to BJP's Rajendra Gavit by a margin of 29,572 votes. 

The move is being seen as an attempt by the BJP to reach out the sulking ally which has been openly criticising senior BJP leaders.

However, senior BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar said Shah's meet with Thackeray is a part of the party's 'Sampark for Samarthan' (contact for support) nationwide campaign and that it has nothing to do with the recent Lok Sabha bypoll in Palghar and Bhandara-Gondiya seats in Maharashtra.  

The BJP has launched the 'Sampark for Samarthan' exercise to mark the fourth anniversary of the Modi government as it prepares for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. 

Around 4,000 BJP functionaries, including chief ministers, Union ministers and panchayat members, across the country will contact one lakh people who are recognised names in their fields to inform them about the government's achievements.

(With PTI inputs)

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