Former Maharashtra Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s statement about becoming leader of Shiv Sena actually took another blow on Wednesday when his brother Jaidev Thackeray said his “full support” was with rival Eknath Shinde.
“For the past 5-6 days, I’ve been asked if you’re on the Shinde side. Thackerays can’t be on either side. I like walking with the Shinde and for love, I came here,” he said. performed at the Dussehra event organized by Team Shinde.
Jaidev Thackeray said: “Don’t leave Eknath alone.
“I would say, let Shinde Rajya come back. Let there be elections and let Shinde Rajya come back. My full support is with Eknath Shinde,” he added.
Since organizing the coup that usurped Uddhav Thackeray as Minister in June and eventually replaced him with the support of most of Shiv Sena’s MLAs, Mr. of party founder Bal Thackeray.
For Dussehra, the two factions, eyeball to eyeball since their split, have staged what is billed as a show of strength: two separate protests in Mumbai, the first since Shiv Sena. Born 56 years ago.
While the Uddhav Thackeray faction won the legal battle to hold its rally at the historic Shivaji Park in Dadar, central Mumbai, a site associated with Shiv Sena since it was founded, The rebel group led by Mr. Shinde held their event at the MMRDA stadium in suburban BKC.
Both camps claim that they are upholding the ideals of Bal Thackeray, who is known to have delivered fiery speeches at Dussehra rallies in Shivaji Park year after year until when he passed away in 2012.