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The Shiv Sena government formed in the state has been shaken by the ongoing political turmoil in Maharashtra. The MLAs of Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray are rebelling against the party, saying that this Shiv Sena is no longer the party of Bal Thackeray’s time.
Bal Thackeray, the founder of Shiv Sena party, used to listen a lot to the women of his house. He also used to take her opinion in politics. There was a time when people had to take permission from his daughter-in-law Smita Thackeray to meet Bal Thackeray. Read about the five powerful women of the Thackeray family, who remained in the news due to politics and sometimes due to controversy.
Bal Thackeray’s grandson married BJP leader’s daughter Ankita Patil
No matter how the BJP and Shiv Sena have been in the political arena of the party, but the family relations between the two parties remain intact. Nihar Thackeray, the first son of Bal Thackeray’s first son Bindumadhav (late), is married to Ankita Patil, daughter of veteran BJP leader Harshvardhan Patil in Maharashtra. This marriage was done on 28 December 2021 in a big hotel in Mumbai, in which only special people were involved.
Raj Thackeray’s family also attended the wedding.
Interestingly, Ankita Patil Thackeray is also associated with politics. But she neither joined Shiv Sena nor BJP party. Actually she is a member of Zilla Parishad in Pune on Congress party ticket. Director of Indian Sugar Mills Association. While Nihar Thackeray practices law in Mumbai and runs a law firm. The two studied in the same college, fell in love and tied the knot.
Ankita’s father Harshvardhan himself has also been in the Congress party for a long time. He left the Congress party before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and joined the BJP.
Permission had to be taken from daughter-in-law Smita to meet Bal Thackeray
Smita Thackeray was the second wife of Jaidev Thackeray, the second son of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray. Born in a normal family, Smita worked as a receptionist at the Passport Office in Mumbai. She also used to run a beauty parlor to run the household expenses. Jaidev’s first wife Jayshree used to come to this parlor. Smita befriended Jayshree and she started visiting the Thackeray family’s house ‘Matoshree’. It was here that his closeness with Jaidev grew. After getting divorced from Jayshree, Jaidev married Smita for the second time in the year 1986, but it did not last long and both of them got divorced in 2004. Jaydev had married for the third time.
Bal Thackeray was not happy with Jaidev’s third marriage and started getting angry with him.
It is also said that this daughter-in-law of the Thackeray family had such an influence that at one time people had to take permission from Smita to meet Bal Thackeray. Even Bal Thackeray has done the first floor of the bungalow in the name of Smita’s son Aishwarya in his will. The responsibility of maintenance was given to Smita. In that period, there was a lot of rumor about an affair between Bal Thackeray and his daughter-in-law Smita Thackeray.
There was news of granddaughter Neha Thackeray’s marriage with Pakistani Muslim boy
Shiv Sena is considered a Hindutva party. Especially its founder Bal Thackeray was very opposed to Pakistan. This is the reason why he was also called anti-Muslim at times. But at one point, the news of his granddaughter’s marriage with a Pakistani Muslim boy was widely spread.
The news of Bal Thackeray’s first son Bindu Madhav Thackeray’s daughter Neha Bal Thackeray marrying a Muslim youth had put the family in trouble. This news was spread by Pakistani media. When the Thackeray family was asked in this matter, they told that Neha is not married to a Muslim but a Gujarati boy.
Sha Bal Thackeray arrived to bless Neha’s wedding.
Neha Thackeray is a jewelery designer. Her husband is Dr Manan Thakkar. The entire family members including Bal Thackeray attended this wedding. When the media asked him whether Manan Thakkar had been converted, the Thackeray family had categorically denied it.
Sharmila Thackeray sat on dharna to save husband Raj Thackeray
Sharmila Thackeray, wife of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray, is very active in party politics. But at the same time, Thackeray is also an ideal daughter-in-law of the family. Raj Thackeray was arrested by the Mumbai Police on the issue of toll in Mumbai. During that time, to save her husband, Sharmila sat on a dharna in front of the police station. After which the police had to release Raj Thackeray.
Sharmila is active in social work and is also seen in Bollywood celebrity parties.
When Raj Thackeray’s mother was admitted to the hospital due to illness, Sharmila had come to meet him. On seeing Sharmila, Raj’s mother liked her as the daughter-in-law of the house. She handles the MNS party politics as well as the kitchen of her house ‘Krishna Kunj’ and is an ideal daughter-in-law. Sharmila Thackeray is a famous Marathi Theater Artist. The actor is the daughter of producer and director Mohan Wagh. Raj and Sharmila have two children.
When Raj Thackeray’s sister-in-law Shalini Thackeray created a stir in Gujarat
Bal Thackeray’s nephew Raj Thackeray separated from Shiv Sena and formed his own party. In which his wife along with sister-in-law also joined. Shalini is the sister-in-law of Raj Thackeray. She is the wife of his cousin brother Jitendra. She has also been the General Secretary of MNS. When he entered politics, he contested the election of MLA twice, but had to face defeat on both occasions. She contested the assembly elections from MNS party in the year 2009 and 2014.
Shalini was born in a Sikh family in Uttar Pradesh. His grandfather Bhagat Ram Talwar was considered close to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
Shalini, who has studied MBA from the University of America, has handled business before joining politics.
Shalini had issued a decree not to play Gujarati songs during Garbe due to Durga Puja in Maharashtra. After which there was a lot of uproar. He had said that Gujarati songs will not be played in 12 assembly constituencies from Andheri to Dahisar in Mumbai. There are a large number of Gujaratis in this region. Due to this, Shalini was also opposed in Gujarat.
That party general secretary Shalini Thackeray had said that ‘Garba is a part of Gujarati culture’. Its effect can be seen in Mumbai during Navratri. But it should not be forgotten that Durga Puja is also held in Maharashtra. It is called Bhondla in our place. The effect of Bhondla is decreasing due to Garba. That’s why we want to celebrate Navratri in our own style.