New Delhi: Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Aaditya Thackeray ahead of his meeting with Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav said that they both are of the same age and had been speaking over phone calls since the time he was in government and Yadav in Opposition. ” Tejashwi Yadav is my age. We’ve been speaking over phone calls since the time when we were in govt & he was in opposition,” Thackeray said, quoted by news agency ANI.
“Today we’ll meet for the first time and can discuss about good work including environment, industries, climate crisis,” he added.
Aaditya will be accompanied by Rajya Sabha MPs Anil Desai, Priyanka Chaturvedi and other leaders of the party, the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) faction said in a statement.
Mumbai | Tejashwi Yadav is my age. We’ve been speaking over phone calls since the time when we were in govt & he was in opposition. Today we’ll meet for the first time&can discuss about good work incl environment, industries, climate crisis: Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray
— ANI (@ANI)
“It will be a courtesy meeting with Yadav,” the party said, quoted be news agency PTI.
Aaditya, the sitting MLA from Worli in Mumbai, had served as the tourism and environment minister in the erstwhile MVA government headed by his father.
The Bihar government is headed by Nitish Kumar of Janata Dal (United) who ended his alliance with BJP in August and joined hands with the Grand Alliance or ‘Mahagathbandhan’ comprising RJD, Congress, and Left parties.
In Maharashtra, the Thackeray-led faction was in power until June this year in alliance with NCP and Congress before it was dislodged by the rebellion led by and 39 MLAs of Shiv Sena.
(With inputs from PTI)