Uddhav Thackeray, whose party is considered to be a staunch supporter of Hindutva, ditched the long-term ally BJP and allied with the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). (Photo Credit: PTI)
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut announced on Saturday announced that Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will visit Ayodhya on March 7. "Chale Ayodhya," Raut said in a tweet. This will be Thackeray's first visit to Ayodhya after becoming the state chief minister. He was sworn in as the CM on November 28, 2019. Thackeray will offer prayers to Ram Lalla in Ayodhya and perform 'aarti' on the banks of river Sarayu.
Thackeray, whose party is considered to be a staunch supporter of Hindutva, ditched the long-term ally BJP and allied with the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). “I have chosen a new political path by taking along old political rivals as allies. I have not changed my colour, my core (“Antarang”).
It continues to remain saffron,” he said while addressing Shiv Sena party workers on the birth anniversary of party founder late Balasaheb Thackeray. Earlier, in a veiled reference to its former ally Bharatiya Janata Party in Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray had asserted that he has not left ‘Hindutva’ neither has changed his ‘colour’ despite finding new allies in the state post 2019 Assembly Elections.
No one needs to fear about the CAA as it is not meant for throwing anyone out of the country, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Friday, after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Shiv Sena chief said an atmosphere is being created in the country that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is "dangerous" for Muslims, but added that the exercise will not be carried out in Maharashtra. Talking to reporters after his meeting with Modi that lasted nearly an hour, Thackeray said he had a discussion on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the National Population Register (NPR) and the NRC.
"I have made my stand clear on all these issues. No one has to fear about CAA. I had said CAA is not a legislation to throw anyone out of the country," the Shiv Sena chief told reporters.