Maharashtra Politics: After the election of Eknath Shinde as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray, who is fighting for control over Shiv Sena, got another setback today. After Eknath Shinde’s rebellion, Uddhav Thackeray became a stick. In this sequence, Shinde gave another shock to the Uddhav community. Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray’s grandson Nihar Thackeray, son of Uddhav Thackeray, met Shinde on Friday. Son of late Bindumadhav Thackeray, brother of Uddhav Thackeray, Nihar Thackeray has not done much in politics so far. But today the rebel Sena leader met Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and expressed his support.
Nihar Thackeray’s father Bindumadhav Thackeray, who died in a road accident in 1996, was the eldest of three sons of Bal Thackeray. The other two are Jaydev Thackeray and Uddhav Thackeray. Film producer Bindumadhav Thackeray is away from politics. But Bindumadhav Thackeray’s son Nihar has now met CM Eknath Shinde. Earlier, Jaydev Thackeray’s ex-wife Smita Thackeray also met CM Shinde recently. Except for Uddhav Thackeray, none of the Bal Thackeray family members were interested in politics. Some controversy continued after Balthacker’s death in 2012. Lawyer Nihar Thackeray married Ankita Patil, daughter of BJP leader Harshavardhan Patil, last December. Harshavardhan Patil is a former Congress leader who was a minister for many years.
Uddhav Thackeray revealed the key points in an interview given to Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece ‘Saamna’ magazine recently. Uddhav Thackeray said that Ek Nath Shinde had conspired to topple the Maha Vikas Aghadi government and topple him from power while he was in hospital last year. “Our government is gone, my chief ministership is gone. But I have no problem. But my own people have become traitors. They tried to bring down my government when I was recovering from an operation,” Uddhav Thackeray said in an interview.