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Ajit Pawar meets Raj Thackeray

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A day after he advocated a tie-up with the Navnirman Sena (MNS) for the Lok Sabha elections, Wednesday met its chief Raj Thackeray here.

The meeting between Pawar and the chief, who have in the past engaged in verbal sparring, took place at Thackeray's residence, NCP sources said.

The meeting lasted for about one and a half hours, they said.

had Tuesday pitched for an alliance with the to ensure there is no division of votes as opposition parties take on the ruling BJP-combine.

The and NCP are at present busy stitching together a coalition of opposition parties in Maharashtra, which sends 48 MPs to the Lok Sabha, the second highest after Uttar Pradesh's 80.

The NCP has five members in the current Lok Sabha while the had drawn a blank in the 2014 polls. The Raj Thackeray-led party had supported the BJP but put up candidates against the

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 22:10 IST