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LS polls: Modi, Uddhav Thackeray to share dais after 3 years at Latur rally

Earlier, the two parties went separate ways after the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and contested the Maharashtra Assembly elections held later that year on their own

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Narendra Modi
On Saturday, Modi addressed a rally in Nanded, where state Congress president andformer chief minister Ashok Chavan is contesting against BJP's Pratap Chikhalikar

and will share the stage at a rally in on Tuesday for the first time after the tie-up of their parties for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

The two leaders will address a public gathering at Ausa in Latur in support of the alliance candidates in that district and Osmanabad, where polling will be held on April 18, BJPspokesman said on Sunday.

Modi and Thackeray last shared the dais in in December 2016 at a function to lay the foundation stone of the off the

On Saturday, Modi addressed a rally in Nanded, where state andformer minister is contesting against BJP's

The Sena, which has often been critical of the BJP and policies of the NDA government, entered into a seat-sharing pact with it recently after the ruling party's president, Amit Shah,visited Thackeray at his residence here.

The BJP and Sena announced to contest 25 and 23 seats, respectively, in which has 48 Lok Sabha constituencies.

Earlier, the two parties went separate ways after the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and contested the Assembly elections held later that year on their own.

The BJP-led government under the leadership of took charge in the state in October 2014 and the joined it in December that year.

Polling for the 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra will be held in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29, and the results will be declared on May 23.

First Published: Sun, April 07 2019. 11:15 IST
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