Shah, who attended the core group meeting at the residence of Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council Vinod Tawde in suburban Vile Parle in Mumbai, told the state leaders that the party has to fight the upcoming assembly polls to win and defeat the incumbent government.
A BJP leader who did not want to be identified said Shah took a detailed assembly constituency wise review of the party's poll preparations. "He also took details about the candidate selection process and also asked to expedite the seat sharing talks with ally Shiv sena," the leader said.
According to the leader, Shah stressed the need to build up the campaign movement aggressively. "Shah said the joint campaign with Shiv Sena will be worked out after the seat sharing talks are concluded. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in the state will be worked out considering his overseas official trips," he informed.
The leader said the issue of BJP's insistence for more seats was also discussed. Refusing to divulge details, the leader said, "whatever we have demanded is appropriate." The meeting was attended by Leader of Opposition in Legislative Assembly Eknath Khadse, former State BJP Chief Sudhir Mungantiwar, current State President Devendra Phadanvis, Pankaja Munde besides Tawde.
The meeting lasted for over an hour. Later, Shah visited late Gopinath Munde's wife Pradnya Munde in Worli and had lunch at the residence of BJP MP Poonam Mahajan's home.