Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray arrived at the Westin Hotel in Powai on Sunday to mark the 56th anniversary of the Shiv Sena.
The Chief Minister is expected to address lawmakers and Legislative Council candidates, ahead of Legislative Council elections due to be held on Monday.
Free press journal reports that potential lawmakers are currently staying at the Westin Hotel in Powai International Business Park. It is likely that the Shiv Sena will take no risks and isolate its candidates to ward off any potential bargaining openings from the BJP.
The celebration of the founding of the Shiv Sena is likely to be subdued, due to the growing number of Covid cases in the city, as well as the leaders being busy with the conduct of the state legislative council elections, which will be held on Monday.
The Shiv Sena is a Marathi regionalist and right-wing Hindu nationalist political party founded in India in 1966 by cartoonist Bal Thackeray.
Originating from the nativist movements in Mumbai, the party campaigns for preferential treatment of the Marathi people over migrants from other parts of India.
His electoral symbol for Maharashtra is a bow and arrow.
Uddhav Thackeray, the son of Bal Thackeray, is the leader of the party and is the current Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
The party is currently part of a ruling alliance in Maharashtra; the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), with the Indian National Congress (INC).
MVA is a state-level political coalition formed after the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election in 2019 under the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray of Shiv Sena, Sharad Pawar of NCP and Sonia Gandhi of INC, with the support from Samajwadi Party, PWPI, Prahar Party Janshakti and several other political parties including independent MPs.
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