New Delhi: On completion of 100 days of governing as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray will on Saturday visit the makeshift temple of Lord Ram in Ayodhya and offer his prayers at the Sarayu river in the evening. However, he will not take part in the ‘aarti‘ programme in view of rising coronavirus threat and medical advisories. Also Read - Uddhav Thackeray a Revelation, Tweets Omar Abdullah; Sena 'Makeover' Earns Praise Amid Corona Fight
Talking to reporters in Lucknow, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that the ‘aarti‘ on the banks of river Sarayu has been cancelled by the local administration due to the precautions needed to be taken in view of coronavirus. Also Read - Maharashtra Govt Mulls to Lift Curfew in Phased Manner After April 14 But Conditions Applied
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray is scheduled to reach Lucknow at 11.30 am on Saturday and then proceed to Ayodhya. Also Read - 'Like COVID-19, There is Communal Virus too...,' Uddhav's Warning to Those Spreading Misinformation
A special train bringing Shiv Sainiks from Mumbai will be reaching Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh to accompany the Sena chief in his first to the holy city after taking over the state office.
After a massive drama over the formation of Maharashtra government, Thackeray has managed to walk a tightrope so far, deftly handling issues such as NPR- CAA and Muslim quota while heading the alliance between his party Shiv Sena with the ‘secular’ Congress-NCP.
Thackeray, who had never held any position in any government before he was sworn in as chief minister on November 28 last year settled in his new role quickly with his calm manner and capacity to take along the heavyweights in his cabinet.
Interestingly, he chose not to keep major portfolios with him, instead of distributing them among his experienced colleagues such as Sena’s Eknath Shinde, NCP’s Ajit Pawar, Jayant Patil and Congress’ Balasaheb Thorat.