Thackeray memorial near Mayor`s house? Pawar visits site
Mumbai: The area near the Mayor`s bungalow could be the site of the memorial of late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray, with NCP chief Sharad Pawar visiting the site on Monday.
The site for the late leader`s memorial has become a vexed issue, with a section of Shiv Sena cadre demanding that it should be built on Shivaji Park ground, where Thackeray addressed rallies every year since the birth of Sena, and where he was cremated last November.
The Mayor`s bungalow is situated in Dadar, central Mumbai, near the Park. Pawar, an old friend of Thackeray`s despite being poles apart ideologically, has taken the lead in resolving the issue. He visited the bungalow and nearby land.
Shiv Sena MP and spokesperson Sanjay Raut told PTI that Pawar had a discussion on the issue with Sena president Uddhav Thackeray when he visited Shivaji Park to pay a tribute on the first anniversary of Bal Thackeray`s demise.
"Pawar spoke with Uddhav. The Sena president said it will not be appropriate for him (Uddhav himself) to take the initiative on the issue of memorial," Raut said.
"Pawar said he will take up the issue. A delegation of Sena leaders also met Pawar at his residence earlier today. Pawar said an all-party meeting will also be held on the issue," Raut said.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Dr Subhash Chandra Show: Aspiring for more than what you have!
- ISIS to buy first nuclear weapon from Pak?
- Mumbai: CCTV captures assailant with gun at Film City
- Mathura SSP receives death threat letter, message for PM Modi
- BJP now central pole of Indian politics: Arun Jaitley
- Reservation issue: Police register case against Bainsla, 20 others
- Watch: Fast N Facts @ 7:30pm
- Zee Media exclusive chat with 'Welcome to Karachi' cast
- Zee Media exclusive interview with Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar
- Haridwar: Hotel Radisson Blu sealed for polluting Ganga
- Girl in Punjab's Pathankot quit studies for fear of eve-teasing
- Special: Furious over rising water crisis, people take to the streets
- UP Minister allegedly threatens, abuses Gonda businessman
- Manali: Heavy corruption found in environmental taxes
- Couple in Bihar asked to pay Rs 50,000 as 'tax' for inter-caste marriage
- IPL 2015 Final: MI vs CSK - As it happened...
- IPL 8 Final: We need to be at our best against Mumbai, says Michael Hussey
- Heatwave leaves 153 dead in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
- Heatwave continues in North India; death toll in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana more than 400
- Heatwave kills 223 in AP, Telangana, Chandrababu Naidu announces compensation; Delhi records hottest day
- 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' starts on a good note at the Box Office!
- CBSE.nic.in 12th XII Results 2015: CBSE Board (cbseresults.nic.in) Class 12th XII Exam Results 2015 to be announced on May 25
- CBSE 12th Result 2015 to be announced on Monday
- Death threat to PM Narendra Modi ahead of Mathura rally sends police into tizzy
- Standoff with LG: Arvind Kejriwal calls emergency session of Delhi Assembly
- Organisation demands re-examination of AIPMT 2015
- Kejriwal completes 100 days in office, AAP says centre 'shadow boxing' over row with LG
- CBSE Class 12th Board Results 2015 to be announced on Monday, May 25
- Top 5 shopping destinations in Delhi!
- IPL 2015 final: Mumbai Indians thrash Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs to lift second title