After leaving the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, the BJP is now looking for a fresh alliance. The BJP has started reaching out to Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's brother and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray.
In this episode, former Maharashtra CM and Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis along with his wife Amrita Fadnavis reached Shivtirth, the new bungalow of MNS chief Raj Thackeray, on Wednesday. The meeting between the two families lasted for about two hours. Although the meeting looks personal, the news of an alliance of both the parties in the upcoming BMC elections and other elections has started doing the rounds.
Earlier, after the meeting of BJP state president Chandrakant Dada Patil and Raj Thackeray, there was a lot of discussion about the MNS-BJP alliance. However, it was then said that the alliance talks have been postponed due to disagreements on some issues. After defeating the coronavirus in early November, Raj Thackeray shifted to his new home on the day of Diwali. Raj Thackeray has built a new house near Krishnakunj.
BJP MLA Ashish Shelar also met Raj Thackeray on Diwali. Earlier, Chandrakant Patil and Raj Thackeray met in Nashik. The MNS-BJP alliance has been in discussion for the last two to three months. Now that Fadnavis has reached Raj Thackeray's house, it is natural for the discussion to intensify.
In 2019, the 30-year-old alliance of Shiv Sena and BJP was broken. After leaving Shiv Sena, BJP is exploring the option of alliance with new allies. In such a situation, the meeting of Fadnavis and Raj Thackeray can once again give thrust to the wind of alliance.
The first use of this alliance can be done in the Mumbai Municipal Corporation elections. BJP is a party that believes in the ideology of Hindutva. This is also the basic mantra of MNS. Nothing is impossible in politics, so the possibility of an alliance between the two parties cannot be ruled out in the future.