Bal Thackeray’s Portrait Unveiled in Maharashtra Vidhan Bhavan; Uddhav Skips Occasion
Final Up to date: January 23, 2023, 21:34 IST
An oil portrait of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray was unveiled within the Maharashtra legislative constructing right here on Monday in an occasion boycotted by his son and former chief minister Uddhav Thackeray because the BJP and the ruling Eknath Shinde-led camp sought to put declare on the late Hindutva icon’s political legacy.
Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, who heads a faction of the Shiv Sena, and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, a senior Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) chief, unveiled the portrait within the Central Corridor of Vidhan Bhavan on the event of the 97th delivery anniversary of Bal Thackeray.
Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aaditya, a former minister and the MLA from Worli in Mumbai, and different relations stayed away from the official occasion. The daddy-son duo, together with different outstanding members of the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray), provided floral tributes to the late politician’s statue positioned just a few kilometres away from the Vidhan Bhavan constructing in south Mumbai.
They later attended a programme at Shanmukhananda Corridor in Sion organised on the event of Bal Thackeray’s delivery anniversary.
Uddhav Thackeray’s estranged cousin Raj Thackeray, who heads a breakaway faction of the Shiv Sena, MNS, was additionally current on the occasion in Vidhan Bhavan.
Chief Minister Shinde, who rebelled in June final yr towards the management of Uddhav Thackeray, bringing down his authorities supported by the Nationalist Congress Get together and the Congress, has been claiming to take ahead beliefs of the Sena founder.
Shinde, supported by the BJP, later took over as chief minister. The rival factions are claiming to be the ‘actual’ Shiv Sena and locked in a bitter dispute over a variety of points which are pending earlier than the Election Fee and the Supreme Courtroom.
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