Munde optimistic about reconciliation between Raj and Uddhav



Pune: Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde today said he was optimistic about reconciliation between the estranged Thackeray cousins, following the recent overture by Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray.

"My party and I personally want both MNS president Raj and Uddhav to come together. Uddhav has already indicated through his interview (in daily Saamna) that he is willing to join hands with MNS," Munde said, talking to reporters here.

Replying to questions, the BJP leader said although Raj was still "quiet" on Shiv Sena's reconciliation offer, there was a possibility of a positive response from him. Raj Thackeray quit Shiv Sena in 2006 to float his own party.

Munde was in the city to visit ailing city BJP president Vikas Matkari who is recuperating after suffering a paralytic stroke recently.

PTI