`Thackeray Jodo` campaign to bring estranged cousins together

After failed attempts by senior Shiv Sena leaders to bring together Sena executive chief Uddhav Thackeray and his estranged cousin and MNS chief Raj, local Sena activists have initiated a campaign in this regard.

Mumbai: After failed attempts by senior
Shiv Sena leaders to bring together Sena executive chief
Uddhav Thackeray and his estranged cousin and MNS chief Raj,
local Sena activists have initiated a campaign in this regard.

The initiative `Mazi Chalval Mi Maharashtracha` (My
Movement, I Belong to Maharashtra) led by senior Shiv Sainik
from Worli Satish Walunj and six others have decided to launch
a `Thackeray Jodo` (bring the Thackerays together) campaign
here today.

"Marathi votes are divided between Sena and MNS which
is paving the way for outsiders," Walunj said.

With this campaign, which is purely on the basis of
public support and has no involvement of any political leader,
the aim was to bring the two cousins together.

"We want the cousins should listen to the public opinion
because they are the voters and should respect them," Walunj
said.

The sainiks also want Uddhav and Raj to come together
for the 2012 BMC elections.

"I have not spoken personally with them, but written
letters to Sena chief Bal Thackeray and the MNS chief
informing them about the campaign," Walunj said.

PTI

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