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Uddhav's attempt to get reins back in the pale shadow of Balasaheb's legacy

Uddhav's quest was to make the Sena all things to all people in Maharashtra. But traditional Shiv Sainiks began to bitterly resent this

Uddhav Thackeray

Uddhav Thackeray

Aditi Phadnis
Balasaheb Thackeray, the founder of the Shiv Sena, gave his last public speech on Vijayadashami in 2012. It was via video conference: at 86, his body had given up on him, he was fighting for breath. As tears ran down the cheeks of scores of Shiv Sainiks, Balasaheb made a promise: that he would never impose his son Uddhav or his grandson Aaditya on the party. He asked party workers to abandon Sena if they felt either Uddhav or Aaditya was being thrust on them. He ended his speech with a gasp: “you have looked after me. Look after Uddhav,

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First Published: Jun 27 2022 | 6:10 AM IST

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