Everybody is free to take own decision, Shiv Sena today said on reports that Smita Thackeray was on way to joining Congress.
"I am not going to say anything on the issue. I will continue doing my work," Sena executive president and Smita's brother-in-law Uddhav Thackeray said.
Asked to comment on Smita's interview to a newspaper, Uddhav said, "Let her decision, whatever it is, be announced, then I will speak."
In the interview, Smita, Sena chief Bal Thackeray's daughter-in-law, said she is upset with Sena and gave indications that she is keeping her options open including joining Congress.
"She is not involved in power struggle. She wants to move forward in politics. But there was no good response from Shiv Sena to her desire. It is not that she has left the Shiv Sena, but her options are open," her son Rahul told reporters.
He was replying to questions on media reports that Smita, estranged wife of Jaydev Thackeray, was all set to join Congress, whose leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi she has praised.