Balasaheb Thackeray death anniversary: Maharashtra pays homeage to founder-patriarch of Shiv Sena
Top leaders from various political parties and commoners paid homage to the founder-patriarch of Shiv Sena, the late Balasaheb Thackeray on his eighth death anniversary here on Tuesday.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray led the state along with his wife Rashmi Thackeray, son and Minister Aditya Thackeray besides ministers, leaders of other parties, and paid floral tributes at the late leader's memorial at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Park.
In a message, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said, "A heartfelt tribute to Balasaheb Thackeray whose leadership, eloquence and contributions will rule forever in the hearts of the Marathis."
Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar said the late Balasaheb Thackeray's work as "an effective orator, cartoonist and political commentator" are of special significance and political activists are reminded of his ever-vigilante attitude.
Similarly, Congress leader and Minister Ashok Chavan paid homage to the memory of Bal Thackeray.
The Bharatiya Janata Party's Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis saluted the late leader who remained committed to his thoughts and speeches while Prasad Lad described him as the "Hindu Hriday Samrat, Nationalist, enlightening leader".
On the occasion of his death anniversary, Smriti Sthal was decorated with flowers at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Park in Dadar area.
A rangoli made with flowers and a picture of the former Shiv Sena
(With inputs from IANS)