Amit Shah didn't call me up, says Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray

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Amit Shah didn't call me: Uddhav
New Delhi/Mumbai, Sept 22: While BJP chief Amit Shah reportedly called up Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday and urged him to reconsider the party's stand on the seat-sharing formula for the upcoming assembly election in Maharashtra next month, Uddhav Thackeray said he did not receive any call, a Zee News report said.

[Read: Amit Shah calls up Uddhav Thackeray, urges him to reconsider decision]

[Read: Both BJP and Congress are struggling to tackle allies in Maharashtra]

Earlier, reports said Amit Shah urged the chief of the 25-year-old ally in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to reconsider the Sena's decision to give the BJP just 119 seats in the polls while reserving 151 for itself. The BJP had termed the proposal to be impractical.

Maharashtra BJP poll-in-charge Om Mathur met Thackeray in Mumbai on Monday morning and spoke in this regard.

The two allies have finalised their candidates for the October 15 polls but didn't announce the lists, hoping for a last-ditch effort to avoid split in the alliance.

The Central Election Committee of the BJP met over this issue for long hours on Sunday after the party's parliamentary board had a talk to discuss the strategy in the wake of the Sena's firm decision. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also attended both the meetings besides Shah and other party leaders.

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