However, Fadnavis on Sunday asserted that the BJP has no intention of joining hands with the Shiv Sena or to bring down the Uddhav Thackeray-led state government.
The senior BJP leader also said his meeting with Sanjay Raut was regarding an interview for the Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana'.
"We have no intention of joining hands with the Shiv Sena or to bring down the government.
Sanjay Raut confirming the meeting said that it was an interview for the Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece 'Saamana', which is headed by Raut, NDTV reported.
The Shiv Sena and the BJP have recently locked their homes on a range of issues including the demolition of Kangana Ranaut’s office by the BMC and the Sushant Singh Rajput Case.