Amit Shah visited Matoshree in Mumbai was not as he might have planned. The BJP and Shiv Sena meeting was anything but enthusing for the parties as the difference were so palpable.
Shah has visited Mumbai twice with almost same motive. In 2014 September, where after the end of his 3-day visit he took the post as the BJP president. The main aim to visit Mumbai is to put a hold on the seat-sharing negotiation for the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Now, everything seems like a history, due to their stiff attitude, the two associate’s turns into rivals and went separate ways for the elections.
However, later in 2014 may, it was clear that BJP is simply stronger than the other parties and have taken over Maharashtra easily making Shiv Sena seems like a pale shadow by making them lose their position.
On his second visit to Mumbai, he visited the supremo’s residence of Sena in 2017 June. He told Uddhav that only Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have authority to take any final decision for the NDA’s presidential nominee. However, Uddhav had proposed the name of Mohan Bhagwat, RSS chief and MS Swaminathan, agriculture scientist for the post of president. Hence, the meeting didn’t end on a good note with the difference visible among the parties
However, we were able to see Shiv Sena supporting NDA Candidate Ram Nath Kovind in the Presidential Election 2017. BJP and Shiv Sena have become bitter with each other with the time that has made them declare that they might be running for the 2019 elections on their own.
Even after so much, Shah Visit to Mumbai on Wednesday has left people speechless as they don’t know what to make of it. It is assumed to be special due to their difference. Nonetheless, it is said that the death of Bal Thackeray’s and initiation of Narendra Modi has managed to change the equation of the parties again.
Since there is no more time left for the Lok Sabha election, it will be interesting to see the outcome of the meeting and how it will affect the upcoming elections.