Raj meets Uddhav; fuels speculation ahead of BMC polls

Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray today met his estranged cousin and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray at the latter's home sparking speculation of possible rapprochement for the crucial civic polls in the city due early next year.

Raj, who lives in Dadar, drove to Matoshree, Uddhav's residence in suburban Bandra. No aides were present at the meeting, Sena sources said.

In 2012, after Uddhav underwent an angiography (to unblock blood vessels), he was driven home by Raj, giving rise to speculation of a 'thaw' between the two.

Uddhav was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Bandra after he complained of chest pain. On hearing the news, Raj, who was on way to Alibaug to attend a party meet, had rushed to the hospital.