No rift among MVA partners: Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray dismissed the opposition BJP's claims of 'rift' among the coalition partners in the state government, and asserted that there was "smooth" coordination among the allies.

Uddhav told a meeting of legislators of the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA), comprising the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress, that there has been "good coordination and cooperation" among the allies in the last three months.

He sought for further strengthening the cooperation among the alliance partners.

"I had a good meeting with Congress president Sonia Gandhi during my recent Delhi visit. We discussed all issues for nearly an hour," a minister quoted Uddhav as telling the legislators.

Uddhav also told the legislators that he is in regular touch with NCP president Sharad Pawar and the Congress leadership, and BJP's statements of "rift" in the alliance should not be believed, a source quoted the CM as saying.