Pranab Mukherjee cancels visit to Maharashtra

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 15, 2012 05:15 hrs

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee's two-day visit to Maharashtra, which was to begin from Thursday, has been cancelled.

According to television reports, no reason was given for the cancellation, which comes in the wake of reports that ailing Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's condition has turned very critical.

Mukherjee was to attend a function in Mumbai and then proceed to Shirdi for some functions associated with the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust.

Meanwhile, Thackeray continues to be critical in Mumbai. Doctors treating the 86-year-old at his Matoshree residence said he is on life support.

According to the latest reports, traffic to the residence of Thackeray has been blocked and there is heavy presence of police personnel in the area.

This comes hours after reports said that the Shiv Sena supremo is on continuous oxygen and not eating anything. 

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