Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, who is presently embroiled in a bitter battle of oneupmanship with the BJP, was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital on Monday morning.
Party sources claimed that Thackeray was admitted for a routine checkup.
“He is admitted in Lilavati Hospital for his routine checkup. His health is fine no question of worries. He will be discharged by today late afternoon,” Maharashtra Health Minister and senior Shiv Sena leader Dr Deepak Sawant said.
The Sena chief has been involved in a bitter game of oneupmanship with the BJP for the past 18 months. The BJP had earlier this week decided to launch a direct assault on Thackeray himself when BJP MP Kirit Somaiyya claimed that the BMC was being run by a “saheb” from Bandra along with two of his cronies.
“If you ask anybody why corruption goes on, the reply is they have blessings of those in power and their personal assistants,” he said, though he did not name the Sena President Uddhav Thackeray or his personal assistant.
The Sena has been stunned by this direct assault on Thackeray himself and is likely to have added to the Sena chief’s woes. Thackeray has also over the past few days been making rounds of drought-hit Marahtwada where temperatures are searing.
A teetotaler and an avid badminton player, Thackeray has faced health issues. In 2012, he had been diagnosed with multiple blockages in his heart and had undergone angioplasty twice where eight stents were inserted into his constricted arteries.