The movement had started following a growing demand at the grassroots that Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president Raj Thackeray bury their differences and start working together for the 2012 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation polls.
The Shiv Sena has suffered electorally — specially in the 2009 parliamentary and assembly polls that followed — due to Raj’s quitting the party in 2006 following differences with Uddhav. He went on to establish the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena.
The organisers, who had expected the support of thousands of people at the final session, were disappointed.
“There is apathy among our people and the fact that we could not publicise (the movement) due to paucity of funds resulted in the low turnout,” said Saish Valunje, the brains behind the initiative. Both Raj and Uddhav have ridiculed the effort in the past.