In a massive blow to the Uddhav Thackeray camp, the former Maharashtra chief minister’s nephew and late Balasaheb Thackeray’s grandson Nihar Thackeray met Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde and extended support to him on Friday.
Nihar’s father, late Bindumadhav Thackeray was the eldest son of late Balasaheb Thackeray. A filmmaker, he died in an unfortunate accident in 1996. While Nihar Thackeray, a lawyer, is not active in politics, his support to the Eknath Shinde camp is being viewed as a symbolic gesture as it comes from someone within the Thackeray family.
The Eknath Shinde camp also shared photographs of the meeting which showed Nihar Thackeray giving flowers to Eknath Shinde. Speaking to Times Now, the Aknath Shinde camp said that Aaditya Thackeray’s cousin could formally enter politics following the meeting.