According to a daily, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's party JD(U) requested BJP president Rajnath Singh to cancel their meeting in Mumbai. The report claimed that the former did not want Modi to hog all attention at the same time when he will hold his Adhikar rally in Delhi on Sunday.
Meanwhile, another daily claimed that Modi's rally has been cancelled following the political rivalry between Nitin Gadkari and Gopinath Munde.
According to sources, Maharashtra BJP president Sudhir Mungantiwar, who is known to be a close associate of Nitin Gadkari, urged Rajnath Singh to cancel their programme in Mumbai.
On the contrary, Mumbai BJP chief Rajpurohit, who is known to be close to Munde, reportedly had aimed to consolidate his position in the party in the state with a successful Modi rally.
Despite all reports on political rivalry, BJP has been maintaining their claim that Modi's rally has been cancelled due to the drought in Maharashtra.
Modi along with Rajnath Singh were to be felicitated in Mumbai on March 17 by the Gujarat voters in Mumbai. The rally was to be organised to felicitate Modi for his third consecutive victory in Gujarat.