In a surprise display of opposition unity, Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal met Shiv Sena (UBT) president Uddhav Thackeray at his Bandra home, Matoshree. Together with Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, and MPs Raghav Chadha and Sanjay Singh, they attended the visit.
Aaditya Thackeray tweeted photos from the meeting, writing, “Thank you CM @Arvind Kejriwal ji for accepting our modest invitation for a cup of tea at Matoshri and coming along with CM @BhagwantMann ji and MPs Sanjay Singh ji and @raghav chadha today.”
Following the meeting, Uddhav Thackeray and Arvind Kejriwal addressed the media together.
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“When the coronavirus pandemic was at its zenith, Uddhav ji’s management of it in Maharashtra was remarkable.” “Today we addressed the way the central government is mortgaging the country to save the capitalists,” Kejriwal remarked, adding, “The country will advance only when we learn something from each other.”
In response to the Delhi mayoral election, the chief minister stated, “The people of Delhi have given us the opportunity.” “The BJP has created roadblocks in the mayoral election.”
The chief ministers of Delhi and Punjab were accompanied by party members Sanjay Sharma and Raghav Chadha.
According to Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, the whole Aurangabad district will be renamed Sambhaji Nagar.
In answer to a question from the Shiv Sena (UBT) on whether the renaming was for Aurangabad city or the entire district, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today indicated that the entire Aurangabad district will be renamed Sambhaji Nagar. “Sambhaji Nagar is for the entire district of Aurangabad. “We don’t leave anything out,” he explained.
The cities of Aurangabad and Osmanabad in Maharashtra have been renamed Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar and Dharashiv, respectively, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs, which added that it had approved the application since it had no objections to renaming the cities.
After meeting Shiv Sena (UBT) president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday evening, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal stated he would “take this friendship forward.” Kejriwal and his Punjab counterpart Bhagwant Mann met Uddhav and his son Aaditya Thackeray at their Mumbai home, “Matoshree.” Arvind Kejriwal and Mann were accompanied by AAP leader Raghav Chadha.
According to Uddhav Thackeray, the leaders discussed strategies to strengthen the country. Following the meeting, Kejriwal expressed his support for Thackeray and predicted that the latter would win future elections. The Delhi CM, however, did not indicate if the two will be teaming up for polls and added, “You will get to know when elections are announced,”
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections are scheduled this year, and the Shiv Sena (UBT) is seeking to defeat the BJP. After defeating the saffron party in the Delhi MCD elections, the Aam Aadmi Party may be eyeing the polls as well.
Recently, the EC announced the Shiv Senas Bow and Arrow Sign to the ruling party’s Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, which sparked speculation among the opposition party’s former Chief Minister Udhav Thackerray.
Mr. Thackeray’s party is an ally of the Congress in Maharashtra, which is a major competitor of Mr. Kejriwal’s AAP in Punjab, Delhi, and elsewhere.