Mumbai: Amid speculation that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat spoke to Uddhav Thackeray to coax him for joining the Maharashtra government, Shiv Sena Monday struck an optimistic note saying an alliance with the BJP is possible.
Showing that he was in full control of the party, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said that dissidents were free to leave; while senior party leader Manohar Joshi, who had criticised his leadership style recently, apologised.
In a veiled criticism of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, senior party leader Manohar Joshi said tonight that the late Bal Thackeray would not have been as much tolerant on the issue of his father`s memorial.
Senior Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi on Tuesday added fuel to the fire in the ongoing tussle between the NCP and the Congress by claiming that Sharad Pawar may quit the UPA and join the opposition NDA alliance.
Sena leader Manohar Joshi on Wednesday refuted media reports that
the party leadership was upset with him for Sena`s rout in
Dadar in the recent municipal corporation elections and said
there were several reasons for the loss.