Late Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray’s memorial will come up at Mayor’s bungalow, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Tuesday.
While announcing the decision, Fadnavis said, “Whole Maharashtra feels a memorial of Bala Saheb should be built.”
Addressing a joint press conference with Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, the Maharashtra CM said that the state government has selected Mayor Bungalow as spot to build Bala Saheb’s memorial. A foundation will also be set up and will be headed by Uddhav Thackeray.
Reacting to the proposed memorial, Uddhav said, “It will be great that memorials of two Hindu ‘Hriday Samrats’ Veer Savarkar and now Bala Saheb will be close to each other.”
The Sena supremo passed away at a city hospital in November 2012. After the BJP-led government came to power, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis set up a committee headed by Chief Secretary Swadheen Kshatriya to choose a site for the memorial.
Reports say that Sena had earlier asked the state government to locate the proposed memorial of its founder – the late Bal Thackeray, near the Mayor’s bungalow in Shivaji Park area, which has a historical connection with the party.