Mumbai- The poll talks on alliances is getting into serious mode. A meeting for seat sharing between the Shiv Sena and the BJP started at Maharashtra President Raosaheb Danve's bungalow B 7 at Nariman Point on Monday.
Earlier the question being asked was if the BJP and Shiv Sena would opt for an alliance. After that decision was taken, both parites are now busy deciding the seat sharing ratio. Representatives for the meeting from the BJP were Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar, education minister Vinod Tawde, Housing and Development minister Prakash Mehta and the Sena was represented by Anil Desai, Anil Parab, and Ravindra Mirlekar. After the meeting, Shiv Sena leader Anil Desai said that the first round of the meeting was done, and that some decisions would have to be taken at the 'senior' level, for which both the parties' seniors would hold discussions before another meeting is held.
Ashish Shelar said that leaders from both the parties would provide guidance. 21 January has been set as the deadline for the discussions. Tomorrow, leaders of both parties will talk on the same and in the afternoon, the second round of the meeting will begin.