Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday greeted Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on the occasion of the party’s 52nd Foundation Day.
“Heartiest greetings to Uddhav Thackeray Ji and all Shiv Sena workers on the 52nd Foundation Day of their party,” Banerjee tweeted.
Banerjee, who is playing an active role in promoting the idea of a federal front together with regional party leaders to counter the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2019 general elections, has spoken positively of the Maharashtra-based party’s decision to contest all future elections independently.
In spite of being the BJP’s ally in both Maharashtra and at the Centre, the Shiv Sena and the saffron outfit have been at loggerheads for several months.
It has also backed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s ongoing sit-in protest.