Uddhav offers prayers to family deity at temple in Pune

PUNE: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray offered prayers to their family deity at a temple in Pune district on Thursday.

This was Thackeray's first visit to the temple since taking charge of the top post in the state last month.

The chief minister was accompanied by wife Rashmi Thackeray and son Aaditya Thackeray.

The family offered prayers to the deity at the Ekvira Devi temple located at Karla near Lonavla hill town in Pune.

The chief minister is also scheduled to visit Shivneri Fort, the birth place of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, in Junnar tehsil of the district.

Uddhav Thackeray had in 2014 visited the temple along with 63 MLAs of his party Shiv Sena before joining the BJP-led government.

After the state Assembly polls were held in October this year, the Thackeray-led Shiv Sena snapped ties with the BJP over the issue of sharing the chief minister's post.

The Sena later forged an alliance with the NCP and Congress to form the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government.

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