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Shiv Sena celebrated 48th Party Foundation Day

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray said he respects their sentiments.

Amid demands from his partymen for him to be declared as chief ministerial candidate, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday said he respects their sentiments but has not given a thought to the issue.
Shiv Sena Executive president Uddhav Thackeray along with son Aditya at the 48th celebration of Party Foundation Day in Bandra on Thursday. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

Uddhav Thackeray also said he has not applied his mind to whether he should contest the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly elections, due in four months. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

"This is not the time to declare the name of the chief ministerial candidate. I can understand your hurry, but I have no need to hurry. I have not thought of becoming or not becoming the chief minister," Uddhav Thackeray said after a state-level party meeting to celebrate the outfit's 48th anniversary. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

When his son Aaditya Thackeray was asked, if he would like to see his father become the CM, Uddhav intervened, saying "If any such decision is taken, you (media) will be informed."(Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

When pointed out that Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut had voiced the demand for his chief ministerial candidature, Uddhav said, "Raut is a Shiv Sainik.. I respect the sentiments of Shiv Sainiks."(Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

Uddhav Thackeray's estranged cousin and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray has announced his intention to contest the Assembly elections. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)