Mumbai - The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) considers itself a younger brother of the Shiv Sena and is ready for tie-up with that party. The time has not gone yet and Sena leaders should think on this proposal, said MNS leader Bala Nandgaonkar.
It is pertinent to note here Nandgaonkar had visited ‘Matorshri’, the residence of Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, with a proposal of an alliance between these two parties led by Thackeray brothers. Though he could not meet Sena chief, Nandgaonkar had appealed Sena leaders to consider his proposal for tie-up in the BMC elections. But Uddhav Thackeray reacted that he did not receive any proposal in this regard. “If Uddhav Thackeray says he did not receive any proposal for an alliance with the MNS, then I must be lying. But do not lie,” said the senior MNS leader.
He also said that these two Thackeray brothers should unite for the benefit of Marathi people but he expressed regrets that he could not bring them together.
It is to be mentioned here that rumours of the Shiv Sena and the MNS coming together in the BMC elections were doing round here in political circles after Uddhav Thackeray’s announcement of breaking up the alliance with the BJP in these elections. Now, with Nandgaonkar’s efforts going in vain, the coming together of these potential forces in Maharashtra politics seems unlikely.