PM Modi, Uddhav Thackeray meet at Pune airport for first time after Sena chief became CM
Modi and Thackeray spent a few moments at the airport lounge following which the prime minister left for Raj Bhavan where he will spend a night to attend the conference while the chief minister returned to MumbaiUpdated: Dec 07, 2019 16:15 IST
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the latter arrived at Lohegaon airport on Friday evening to attend the conference of directors general (DGs) and inspectors general (IGs) of police.
Modi and Thackeray spent a few moments at the airport lounge following which the prime minister left for Raj Bhavan where he will spend a night to attend the conference while the chief minister returned to Mumbai.
This was the first meeting between the two leaders after the state witnessed high political drama post elections that resulted into Shiv Sena parting away from BJP and formed the government with the help of Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
Besides Thackeray, home minister Amit Shah, who is in Pune, former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari were present to receive Modi.
Earlier, union home minister Amit Shah attended the first day of the three-day national conference of director generals of police (DGP) and inspector generals (IGP) in Pune on Friday.
The conference is being held at the Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER) in Baner and the Centre for Police Research (CPR) in Pashan.
The event is out of bounds for media and strict security measures are in place. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be present on Saturday and address the meet.
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, heads of central investigative and intelligence agencies, and chiefs of the paramilitary forces are also attending the conference.
The theme of the conference this year is aimed at promoting scientific and forensic-based investigation as well as technology-enabled policing.