Mumbai,Feb 18: For the seat sharing in the upcoming Lok Sabha, BJP president Amit Shah will visit Shiv Sena's chief Uddhav Thackeray at his residence Matoshree in Mumbai on Monday evening.
Senior Sena leader Sanjay Raut said Amit Shah and Uddhav Thackeray will announce the alliance for the Lok Sabha and assembly elections in a joint press conference at 6:30 pm.
The development comes as the Sena has been openly critical of the BJP leadership and its policies over the last couple of years. The two allies had even directed party cadre to prepare to contest the elections solo.
After a nearly a month-long informal talks over the alliance, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had met Thackeray last Thursday for a face to face poll negotiations.
It has been reported that the Sena has sought 50-50 seat sharing for the 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra and in the 288-member state assembly election slated to be held later in the year. The party also wants to split the chief minister's post and tenure between them if they win in the assembly polls.