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Shiv Sena to observe Bal Thackeray's birthday as 'pledge day'

Mumbai: Shiv Sena will observe January 23, the birth anniversary of Sena supremo late Bal Thackeray, as “Pratigya Divas” (pledge) with a massive rally in Mumbai, party president Uddhav Thackeray today said.  Uddhav told reporters
PTI January 13, 2014 16:41 IST
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Mumbai: Shiv Sena will observe January 23, the birth anniversary of Sena supremo late Bal Thackeray, as “Pratigya Divas” (pledge) with a massive rally in Mumbai, party president Uddhav Thackeray today said.  

Uddhav told reporters here that he has appealed Shiv Sainiks to converge at Sommaiya grounds in Mumbai, instead of organising various functions in their native places, to take a pledge to fulfil the late Sena chief's dreams.  

However, he clarified that the rally was not a show of strength after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's massive rally in Mumbai last month.

“We know whom to show our strength to...January 23, like Dussehra and Shiv Sena Foundation Day, is an auspicious day for us. There are lot of emotions and sentiments attached as Shiv Sena is like a family. I will not allow the Sainiks to be demoralised and will fulfil the responsibility entrusted to me. We will enter the poll arena with a determination to win,” he said.

On whether BJP leaders will be invited, he said the public meeting was for the Shiv Sainiks to take a pledge.