Shiv Sena

"Only six months ago, the same Jyotiraditya addressed the BJP as a 'party that strangled democracy'. He gave this response after the BJP overthrew the Congress-JDS government in Karnataka," the Sena mouthpiece said.

Shiv Sena had contested elections in coalition with the BJP and their alliance got a majority, however, the old NDA allies parted ways over the issue of allocation of chief minister's post.

Asked about Thackeray's statement, the BJP leader said: "I think Uddhav Ji has taken a very good stand. Our alliance with the Sena was based on ideology. The Sena should not worry if the Congress and NCP are pressurizing it on the issue."

"I have said it many times in the past and the MVA government too has said that these laws will not affect any Maharashtrian. Uddhavji has also said the same. Do not spoil the mood in our state by citing examples of resolutions passed in any other state," Pawar said.

Saamana, a Marathi publication, was launched by late Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray, who had also served as the party periodical's editor.

This is Uddhav's first visit to Delhi after assuming the post of Maharashtra CM.The meeting between Uddhav and Modi comes ahead of the Assembly session of Maharashtra, beginning on February 24.

Soon after the Assembly election results, Shiv Sena demanded rotation of the chief minister's post and equal power-sharing in the state government, which was rejected by then ally BJP. The weeks of political stalemate led to the imposition of President's rule on November 13.

On BJP's allegation regarding 'Hindutva', Thackeray said, "Have I converted from my religion? Do they want to say that they have the final authority on Hindutva? It is laughable to think that only their version is true and everyone else is false".

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"I am a disciple of Balsaheb Thackeray. I don't say or do anything behind the curtain. So go ahead with it," he added.