Uddhav Thackeray welcomes Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Pune

PUNE: In a very popular development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi He had a protocol meeting for the first time after the latter became the prime minister of, here late Friday.

When the prime minister got off the plane, he was received by the interior minister of the Union, Amit Shah, the governor of Maharashtra, BS Koshyari, Uddhav Thackeray and the opposition leader.

This was the first meeting between the two unconditional politicians after the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena He broke his ties of decades and separated last month.

Thackeray specially went from Mumbai to Pune to receive and welcome Modi as a state protocol gesture, and the two were together for barely a few minutes. Modi shook hands warmly with Thackeray who bowed and welcomed him.

More than a week after assuming the position of prime minister, Thackeray has not yet met formally with the Prime Minister, although a meeting is likely to be announced shortly.

Modi, along with Shah, arrived in Pune for the three-day national conference of General Directors and Police General Inspectors held here at the Indian Institute of Education and Scientific Research (IISER).

The Modi-Thackeray meeting is expected to have a positive relationship with the relations between the two in the coming months, particularly since the new state government has initiated some steps that have disrupted the BJP Opposition.

It maybe recalled that on November 28, Modi was among the earliests to congratulate Thackeray on his being sworn-in as the chief minister and the Shiv Sena chief had reciprocated promptly.

Congratulations to Uddhav Thackeray-ji for taking an oath as CM of Maharashtra. I am sure he will work diligently for the bright future of Maharashtra, Modi had said in a tweet.

Thackeray tweeted back: Thank you Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji for your kind wishes. With you as my big brother in the Center and with a strong cabinet in the state, I am looking forward to working persistently, to build a new Maharashtra.

The Ministry of Interior has organized the annual DGP-IGP national conference. It was previously carried out in New Delhi, but since recent years it has been carried out in different cities throughout the country.