Defected Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu meets Sena chief to ‘clear differences’

Saturday, Nov 22, 2014,20:10 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Mumbai | Amid attempts of reconciliation by the BJP with its former ally Shiv Sena ahead of the winter session of the Maharashtra Assembly, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu here met Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray at the latter’s residence. Prabhu, who broke his 18-year-old ties with Shiv Sena to join BJP before being sworn in as a union minister on November 9, met Thackeray to clear out differences between them last night.
The meeting between the two leaders holds significance as Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had last week said that doors for Shiv Sena to join the government still remain open before the winter session begins on December 8. Talks of a revival of friendship between the 25-year-old allies had gained momentum after NCP Chief Sharad Pawar had asked his party workers to be ready for snap polls, asserting that a stable government in the state was not NCP’s responsibility adding that his part was neutral during the trust vote.