NCP leader Ajit Pawar has met Maharashtra Chief Minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai on Sunday night.
The news of the meeting between the two was later informed by CM Devendra Fadnavis’ office on Twitter saying: "CM Devendra Fadnavis and DCM Ajit Pawar today met and discussed on various measures for additional support and assistance to unseasonal rain affected farmers. Tomorrow it will be further discussed with the Chief Secretary and Finance Secretary".
The news of the meeting led to speculations among Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP camps. Many speculate that the meeting is for making another surgical strike by BJP.
Mr Fadnavis had cited farm distress in Maharashtra as one of the important factors that needed attention, which led the BJP to move swiftly to try to form government. "Maharashtra needed a stable government, not a khichidi shaasan (mishmash government)," Mr Fadnavis said after being sworn in as Chief Minister for the second time, adding that the Shiv Sena "did not follow people's mandate". "I thank NCP and Ajit Pawar for supporting us," he added.