PM Modi visit to Mumbai on Jan 23 sparks alliance talks with Shiv Sena

After Shiv Sena openly turned down the possibility of an alliance with BJP, PM Modi’s visit can change the same


The alliance between Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha and Maharashtra Assembly polls seems unlikely. Shiv Sena has openly turned down the possibility of an alliance after BJP president Amit Shah told the party workers and leader to prepare for contesting the elections alone.

Earlier, while speaking on the ‘question of alliance’, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray targeted the ruling BJP and said, “Leave the alliance, tell what have you done for the farmers”

According to sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Mumbai on January 23, 2019. With PM visiting Mumbai, the talks regarding Shiv Sena and BJP alliance have started again. The reason for PM Modi’s visit is not official yet. 

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BJP working committee has organised a meeting in Delhi to discuss the coalition with allies. It is being said that BJP can propose to name the Nagpur-Mumbai highway after Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray. Modi is visiting Mumbai on the birth anniversary of the late leader.