Did not meet Raj Thackeray, no alliance on cards: BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis

BJP and the MNS did not have any ideological affinity, says Devendra Fadnavis, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly.

Published: 09th January 2020 11:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th January 2020 11:38 PM   |  A+A-

Devendra Fadnavis

Former Maharashtra CM and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis. (Photo| PTI)


MUMBAI: BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday denied meeting Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray, and said there was no plan to join hands with him as of now.

His party and the MNS did not have any ideological affinity, Fadnavis, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, said.

Speaking at a function here, he said, "I did not meet MNS chief Raj Thackeray and there is no plan to join hands with him as of now. They follow an ideology which is different from ours. If they consider expanding their outlook towards various issues, we may join them," the former chief minister said.

"The BJP, as a national party, is in favour of working with various (regional) organisations. We will think about them in future," he added.

A section of media had claimed that Fadnavis met Raj Thackeray recently and the two discussed a possible tie-up to take on the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government in the state.

Raj Thackeray had campaigned vigorously against the BJP during the Lok Sabha as well as the Assembly elections.

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