After the MLAs in Shiv Sena, now the Thackeray family also seems to have increasing confidence in Chief Minister Eknath Shinde. In recent times, it has been seen that some such members of the Thackeray family have turned to Shinde, who were once in the news, but have now been sidelined. Here, Shinde too has been consistently saying that the rebellion was not against the legacy of Balasaheb Thackeray, but to carry forward the principles of the late founder.
Recently Bal Thackeray’s daughter-in-law Smita Thackeray and grandson Nihar Thackeray had expressed support for Shinde. Both called it a courtesy meeting and termed Shinde as the real Shiv Sainik. Raj Thackeray, Smita and several other members have been feeling isolated ever since Balasaheb handed over the reins to son Uddhav, the Indian Express reported. At the same time, Uddhav has also clarified about his successor in the form of Aditya.
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Uddhav is the youngest of Balasaheb’s three sons after Bindu Madhav, Jayadeva. On the one hand, Bindu Madhav has died in a road accident. At the same time, Jaidev is away from politics. Smita is Jaydev’s second wife. However, the two have now parted ways. Here, Nihar is the son of Bindu Madhav, who is married to the daughter of Bharatiya Janata Party leader Harshvardhan Patil.
They could also get command
It is reported that between 1995 and 2004, Smita and Raj were counted as possible successors of Balasaheb. Even after separating from Jaydev, Smita was living in Matoshree. He was considered very powerful in the Shiv Sena-BJP government between 1995-99.
Raj also decided to separate in the year 2005 to form Maharashtra Navnirman Sena. It is being said that after the death of Balasaheb in the year 2012, these leaders had calmed down.
What did the members of the Thackeray family say together?
Smita met Shinde and said, ‘Eknath Shinde is an old Shiv Sainik. I have come here to congratulate him. I have known him and his work for years and it was a courtesy meeting. At the same time, Nihar said that he has no plans to enter politics, but believes that Shinde will take Balasaheb’s words forward.
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