Raj meets Sonia and feeds the union talks between MNS and Congress for the Maha elections

MUMBAI/NAGPUR: leader Raj Thackeray met Sonia gandhi Monday in New Delhi, a development that prompted talk about alliances for the election of the assembly later this year.

In Nagpur, president of the state unit of Congress. Ashok Chavan He said that although his party was finally open to consider a probe partnership with the MNS to confront the BJP-Shiv Sena, his information on the New Delhi meeting was that he discussed the need to ban EVMs.

Thackeray did not comment on the meeting. Earlier in the day, he called on the chief election commissioner, Sunil Arora, to express his views on EVMs.

Chavan, who says he resigned as MPCC president last month and was filling up voluntarily until a successor was appointed, said that prior to the election of Lok Sabha there were reservations within Congress to have political ties to the MNS.

But now there is a change of mentality. If necessary and as long as other constituencies do not object, Congress would be open to the idea, he said.