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Amit Shah arrives in Maharashtra; to meet Uddhav Thackeray

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

president today began his three-day visit during which he will also meet chief

The chief's upcoming meeting with Thackeray assumes significance as has threatened to take an "independent stand" in the presidential and also in wake of the ongoing war of words between allies over issues like farm loan waiver and the possibility of snap polls in

Shah landed here this morning as a part of his extensive tour programme of various states.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, state chief Raosaheb Danve and Ashish Shelar welcomed Shah after he landed at the airport.

After coming out of the airport, Shah accepted the greetings of several BJP workers who had gathered outside.

The then left for to offer floral tributes to Maharaj, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, Veer Savarkar and

Later today, Shah is scheduled to meet party MPs, MLAs, state unit office bearers, morcha presidents, presidents of districts and mandals and other elected representatives in south Mumbai.

That meeting would be followed by another with BJP ministers in government at the chief minister's residence 'Varsha'.

On Saturday, Shah would meet the core committee members of the state at 'Vasant Smriti' - Mumbai BJP's office in Dadar.

Shah is scheduled to meet at the latter's residence 'Matoshree' in suburban Bandra on Sunday.

The same day, Shah will attend a meeting in connection with the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Birth Centenary year at Sahyadri guest house and also review various programmes to strengthen the party at the booth level.

During his visit, which concludes on Sunday, Shah is also expected to interact with some intellectuals from Mumbai.

The Mumbai visit is part of the country-wide tour programme undertaken by Shah from April to September, party sources said.

So far, the BJP chief has visited 10 states, they added.

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First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 11:48 IST