MUMBAI: In spite of a so called “positive” meeting between BJP chief Amit Shah and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, the Maharashtra dominant party has stated that there is no change in its attitude and it will contests all upcoming polls alone.
The Shiv Sena asserted on Thursday that it will be contesting all future elections solo even after a BJP tried to creep out all differences to hold Thackeray and Shah meet.
Addressing to reporters, Shiv Sena MP and spokesperson Sanjay Raut said, "The decision to contest all elections in future was taken by the party's National Executive… How can any outsider come and influence it?"
However, Raut also said that Shiv Sena superemo will make the party's stand clear at his public meeting held later on Thursday in Palghar.
Entertainingly, Palghar is sole Lok Sabha seat bagged by the BJP last week, which saw relations between the two allies crash down to an all-time low.
Meanwhile The Sena has declared its candidates list for the Maharashtra Legislative Council elections to Mumbai and Konkan Graduates Constituencies. The BJP has also declared its candidates for the June 25 polls.
Shah had met on Thackeray at his ‘Matoshri' residence in Bandra East late on Wednesday and was unprofessed with him for nearly two hours.