Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray arrived in Nagpur on Friday afternoon for series of joint poll meetings of select party men with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The BJP and Shiv Sena this year in February decided to join hands for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The joint meetings will be held at different places in Maharashtra namely – Nagpur, Amravati, Kolhapur, Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad and Konkan.
A BJP office bearer informed, “On March 17 and 18, four more joint meetings will be held. Six hundred workers of each party will be invited to attend the meeting. It is different from party rallies. The campaign rally will begin after the nomination process.”
The BJP and Shiv Sena have invited 100 workers each from the six Lok Sabha seats for the Nagpur meet today. While the BJP is going to fight on six seats – Nagpur, Akola, Wardha, Bhandara-Gondia, Gadchiroli and Chandrapur, the Shiv Sena is fighting from Ramtek, Amravati, Buldhana and Yavatmal-Washim.
Fadnavis and Thackeray are also going to conduct joint poll meetings at Nashik, Aurangabad, Pune and Konkan in the same month.