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Amit Shah meets Uddhav Thackeray

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

president today chief at the latter's residence in suburban Bandra.

Shah, along with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, visited Thackeray's residence 'Matoshree' and held a close-door meeting, which started at around 10 am and lasted for nearly 75 minutes.

The meeting comes a day after the chief, who is here on a three-day visit to strengthen the party organisation in the state, said his party would consult its allies before finalising the NDA's presidential candidate.

Shiv Sena, which has often been critical of the and the Modi government, recently suggested the name of M S Swaminathan, the father of India's Green Revolution, as its presidential choice.

The had earlier said it may choose an "independent" path in the to the highest constitutional office. It had backed nominees -- Pratibha Patil and -- in the last two presidential elections.

Asked about Fadnavis' remark that the BJP was prepared for snap Assembly election, in an apparent reference to continued strain in ties with the Shiv Sena, Shah earlier said, "What he meant was that if mid-term polls are forced on us, we are ready to fight."

On the recent farm loan waiver announced by the government, Shah had said through it the state was offering relief to the farmers. "The burden of loan waiver will be on the and not banks," he had said.

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First Published: Sun, June 18 2017. 11:57 IST