Uddhav Thackeray Birthday: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde greets Uddhav Thackeray on his 62nd birthday
The CM, however, refrained from referring Thackeray as the Shiv Sena president.
“Greetings to former chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on his birthday. I pray for his healthy and long life,” Shinde wrote on the microblogging site.
महाराष्ट्राचे माजी मुख्यमंत्री माननीय श्री.उद्धवजी ठाकरे यांना वाढदिवसाच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा. त्यांना निरोगी दीर्घा… https://t.co/BoeDNizhzp
— Eknath Shinde – एकनाथ शिंदे (@mieknathshinde) 1658892117000
Last month, 40 Shiv Sena MLAs, including Shinde, and 10 independents revolted against the party leadership, resulting in the collapse of the Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government.
Shinde, who formed a national executive of his faction, claimed it to be the real Shiv Sena and joined hands with the BJP to form government in the state.
The two factions are locked in a fierce legal battle over disqualification of rebel legislators and also over claim for the party’s symbol with the Election Commission.
Recently, 12 out of the 19 Shiv Sena MPs also extended support to the Shinde camp.