MNS chief Raj Thackeray meets Sonia Gandhi in Delhi
This is the first time Thackeray has formally met Sonia Gandhi
The meeting is significant in the context of the state elections in Maharashtra, which is likely to be held in October
In a significant development for the forthcoming assembly polls, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Monday met United Progressive Alliance chairperson and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi at her home in Delhi. MNS general secretary Shalini Thackeray, in a Facebook post, described the meeting as a “courtesy call", but added that it could determine the direction Maharashtra politics will take in the near future.