New Delhi: Amid the buzz around ‘Opposition Unity’ to take on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, Shiv Sena (Uddhav) leader and former MVA government Minister Aaditya Thackeray, along with party MP Priyanka Chaturvedi met Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav in Patna on Thursday.
Addressing the media after the meeting, Aaditya Thackeray, as quoted by news agency ANI, said, “We’ve been in touch with each other but could not meet due to Covid. We discussed various topics but did not discuss politics. Sure this friendship will continue.”
Patna, Bihar | We’ve been in touch with each other but could not meet due to covid. We discussed various topics but did not discuss politics. Sure this friendship will continue: Shiv Sena leader (Uddhav Thackeray) leader Aditya Thackeray after meeting Bihar Dy CM Tejashwi Yadav
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“The current challenge is to save the law & the democracy & we will do anything to save it,” said Tejashwi Yadav after meeting Aditya Thackeray.
Patna, Bihar | The current challenge is to save the law & the democracy & we will do anything to save it: Dy CM Tejashwi Yadav after meeting with Shiv Sena leader (Uddhav Thackeray) leader Aditya Thackeray
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Aaditya Thackeray was on a one-day visit to Bihar. They later met Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at his residence.
It is to be noted that recently, Aditya Thackeray had also taken part in Congress leader Rahul Gandhi`s Bharat Jodo Yatra in Maharashtra. Earlier, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, since he joined the “Mahagathbandhan”, stripping the saffron party of power in the state, took an initiative to unite opposition parties against the BJP.
During his visit to Delhi in September, Kumar met Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Samajwadi Party leaders late Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav, Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
This happened after Kumar broke his alliance with the BJP and joined hands with Tejashwi Yadav`s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), the Congress, and other parties to form the `Mahagathbandhan` government in Bihar.