Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav and Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray also met Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna

Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasahe Thackeray) leader Aaditya Thackeray on Wednesday flew down to Bihar to meet Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav. They “discussed various topics but “did not discuss politics”.

“We have been in touch with each other but could not meet due to Covid. We discussed various topics but did not discuss politics. Sure this friendship will continue,” Aaditya Thackeray said after meeting Tejashwi Yadav.

The chemistry between the two young leaders, both in their early 30s, was in marked contrast with the acrimony that charactertised relations between Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, who wore his Maratha pride and Hindutva on his sleeves, and Prasad, an earthy Bihari who has always sworn by secularism.

Tejashwi Yadav-Aaditya Thackeray meet Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Tejashwi and Aaditya met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who lives right across the street. Kumar, whose JD(U) had risked a split, allegedly engineered by the BJP, like the one suffered by the Sena in Maharashtra, has become a vocal proponent of “opposition unity” since he joined the “Mahagathbandhan”, stripping the saffron party of power in the state.

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