Rudy to meet Uddhav to soothe frayed nerves in Sena

New Delhi: Seeking to placate the Shiv Sena which is miffed over the recent thaw between BJP and MNS, party's Maharashtra in-charge Rajiv Pratap Rudy will today meet Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai to reassure its
rudy to meet uddhav to soothe frayed nerves in...
PTI 11 Mar 2014, 12:48:54 PM IST
New Delhi: Seeking to placate the Shiv Sena which is miffed over the recent thaw between BJP and MNS, party's Maharashtra in-charge Rajiv Pratap Rudy will today meet Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai to reassure its ally and fine tune the tie-up in the state.

Sources said BJP appointed party's general secretary Rudy to meet the Shiv Sena chief in Mumbai and remove misgivings that may have arisen after a meeting between former BJP chief Nitin Gadkari and MNS chief Raj Thackeray, Uddhav's estranged cousin.

Though the Shiv Sena has in its in-house journal ‘Saamna' said the ties with BJP are intact and there is no discord between the two, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav has convened a meeting of his party's office bearers in Mumbai today to chalk out their strategy ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.  

BJP sources said Rudy will be meeting Uddhav at 7 PM in Mumbai to discuss the poll strategy and reassure him on the alliance.

Party insiders have indicated that the Gadkari-Raj meeting had pushed the BJP in a piquant situation over its relationship with Shiv Sena, considering the MNS is Sena's rival in Maharashtra.

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