BJP Shocker: Did Rajnath Singh refuse to meet Shiv Sena leaders in Delhi?

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New Delhi/Mumbai, Oct 22: Despite all positive responses from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shiv Sena leaders returned to Mumbai with empty hands. It has been reported that Anil Desai and Shubhash Desai, the two Sena leaders who went to Delhi to meet top brass of BJP, could not meet Rajnath Singh.

Although the real reason has not been disclosed yet, reports of cancellation of meeting between the two parties raised a question -- did Rajnath Singh refuse to meet the two Shiv Sena leaders in Delhi?

Union Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP general secretary JP Nadda earlier on Tuesday informed that they would visit Mumbai after Diwali. The two leaders are expected to play a crucial role in forming government and solve leadership issue in Maharashtra.

Meanwhile, sources informed that Shiv Sena shed its initial reservation and offered its support to the BJP to form government in the western state. The reports surfaced hours after BJP's hint that the party may join hands with Sena to form government in the state.

BJP President Amit Shah earlier on Tuesday said, "...We have two proposals on hand. Sena has been a natural ally, NCP has announced unconditional support."

"..For BJP and Sena to become allies in the Maharashtra government could be a matter of course but if there is some difficulty that arises, you also have unconditional offer as far as NCP is concerned," he added.

In the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly, BJP has won 123 seats, 22 short of a majority. Sena, which has emerged the second largest, bagged 63 seats. NCP with 41 has already decided to extend outside support to BJP.

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