Watch: Shiv Sena MP clarifies on surprise meet with ex-ally BJP's Fadnavis
The two had met on September 26 at a hotel in Mumbai.
The development had set off speculation in the political circles.
Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party were allies till the Maharashtra Assembly elections last year, when the former's demand for the CM seat led to a break-up.
Raut said that his meeting with Fadnavis was regarding an interview for the Sena mouthpiece 'Saamna'.
Raut said that an NDA without its oldest allies - Sena and Akalis - was not the true NDA.
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