Shiv Sena to build Bal Thackeray temple

Last Updated: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 11:07 hrs

Bhadrawati, Maharashtra, Nov 27 (IBNS): Shiv Sena activists in Maharashtra's Chandrapur district have announced to build a temple in the memory of late party supremo Bal Thackeray in Bhadrawati city.

The temple will be built at an estimated cost of Rs. 15 crore on five acres of land, CNN-IBN reported.

Pertinently, the Bhadrawati city council is being ruled by the Shiv Sena for the last ten years.

Thackeray died on Nov 17 after battling ailments for days, ending an era in Maharashtra and national politics in course of which many opposed to his functioning struggling to come to terms with his brand of firebrand nationalism. He was 86.

On Nov 18, amid chanting of Vedic hymns, shouts of "Amar Rahe", a 21 gun salute and tears of countless followers and political heirs- son Uddhav Thackeray and nephew Raj Thackeray-, Bal Thackeray was cremated at Shivaji Park after a daylong funeral procession that traversed across Mumbai, a city that the late Maratha pride champion almost controlled with iron hand for decades.

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