Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Thursday visited the residence of Milind Narvekar, personal secretary of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, on the occasion of Ganesh festival.
Eknath Shinde, who rebelled against Thackeray's leadership in June and toppled his government, said he paid visit to Mr Narvekar's residence to pay obeisance to Lord Ganesh.
But the visit also assumed significance as Mr Narvekar is considered to be a close confidant of Uddhav Thackeray.
When rebel MLAs supporting Eknath Shinde went to Surat in June, Mr Narvekar had travelled there for holding talks with them.
Eknath Shinde eventually toppled the Sena-NCP-Congress government in Maharashtra headed by Thackeray. Now he and Uddhav Thackeray are fighting a legal battle to claim the leadership of the Shiv Sena.
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