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BJP-Shiv Sena strains comes to fore even as Modi, Thackeray share dias in Mumbai

Mumbai: Strained relations between BJP and Shiv Sena came to the fore during a public meeting
addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray's speech was interrupted for a
while, apparently by BJP supporters present among the audience.

 BJP-Shiv Sena strains comes to fore even as Modi, Thackeray share dias in Mumbai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with CM Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackarey during the foundation stone laying ceremony of the two metro corridors and other projects, at Bandra Kurla Complex, in Mumbai on Saturday. PTI

The reaction of BJP workers was in response to Shiv Sena activists causing disturbance during the speech of state
revenue minister Chandrakant Patil.

Uddhav shared the dais with Modi and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at the MMRDA ground in the Bandra Kurla
Complex (BKC) in Mumbai, after laying foundation of various big ticket infrastructure projects.

Thackeray's speech was interrupted for a while after some of the BJP supporters started chanting "Modi, Modi",
which made the Shiv Sena chief to stop for a while.

Earlier, when Patil's speech was disturbed, Devendra Fadnavis personally intervened and controlled the crowd.

Earlier this week, during the inauguration of Ram Mandir station in Mumbai, Shiv Sena and BJP workers had sparred
over by indulging in sloganeering and interrupting the speeches of senior leaders.

Shiv Sena has been criticising various decisions of Modi as well as those taken by the Fadnavis government from time-to-time.

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Updated Date: Dec 24, 2016 21:55:14 IST

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