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Amit Shah meets Uddhav Thackeray, seeks support for presidential election

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The Sena would make its stand clear on Tuesday, Thackeray said, addressing Shiv Sena cadre on the party's 51st anniversary.

Asked about Fadnavis' remark that the BJP was prepared for snap Assembly elections, in an apparent reference to the continued strain in ties with the Shiv Sena, Shah on Saturday said, "What he meant was that if mid-term polls are forced on us, we are ready to fight".

We had suggested the name of M S Swaminathan so that farmers get benefited.

Expressing serious concerns over the renewed spate of terror in J&K and the violence revived in West Bengal's Darjeeling, the Sena said these heavenly places on earth are now passing through a bad spell, but "some people" are more eager about winning mid-term elections in Maharashtra.

Bharatiya Janta Party President Amit Shah on Saturday said India can not stop playing Pakistan at worldwide cricket tournaments, but made it clear that the two countries will not play each other in either India or Pakistan, reported Financial Express.

Earlier today, the BJP named Kovind, a Dalit leader who has been associated with the party and the RSS, as the NDA nominee for the presidential poll.

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Mumbai: The National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) oldest constituent Shiv Sena accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of playing "vote bank politics" by proposing a Dalit nominee-Bihar governor Ramnath Kovind-for the post of president on Monday. The total value of MP votes of the UPA is 10,620. "Shivsainik is not just a burning ember, but will rise like a forest fire", Thackeray said.

That meeting would be followed by another with BJP ministers in Maharashtra government at the chief minister's residence "Varsha".

Voting for the presidential election is scheduled on July 17, and counting is on July 20 - four days before President Pranab Mukherjee's term ends.

"Amit Shah and his party's eyes are on mid-term polls in Maharashtra". If anyone is so boisterous then let them hold mid-term elections.

In his address to party faithfuls, Mr. Thackeray took exception to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' allegation that "a political hand" was behind the recent farmer agitations in the state.

"If the government puts any such twisted conditions, I would tear that paper (notification) myself".

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