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News Claim: After Uddhav Thackeray's resignation and Eknath Shinde's appointment as chief minister, the political unrest in Maharashtra has largely subsided. Eknath Shinde, a rebel Shiv Sena MLA, has gained control of Maharashtra with the assistance of the BJP. 10 Independents and 40 Shiv Sena MLAs supported Shinde.
In this circumstance, Shinde took his oath as Chief Minister on Thursday at the Raj Bhavan. Devendra Fadnavis, a BJP leader, was appointed as the state of Maharashtra's deputy chief minister at the same time. Those in authority and his fans on social media congratulated him. During this time, a user posted an old image with the claim that Eknath Shinde had been blessed by Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray by having tilak placed on his forehead. After all, what is the real story behind this image?
The Maha Vikas Aghadi government of Maharashtra has been out of power. Shinde has formed his government with the help of BJP. Uddhav Thackeray tendered his resignation as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra on June 29.Currently, a black-and-white image of Bal Thackeray applying tilak to a man's forehead is going viral on social media. More people can be seen surrounding both leaders. Those who posted the image to Facebook and Twitter said it showed the Shiv Sena's founder blessing Shinde.
News Verification: As everyone knows, Shinde has repeatedly attacked the MVA government and Uddhav Thackeray for deviating from the ideals of Bal Thackeray. And for this reason he also decided to separate from the government. But the photo that is being shared on social media claiming to be of Shinde, is actually not Eknath Shinde, but the late Shiv Sena leader Anand Dighe, whom Bal Thackeray is applying tilak.
धर्मवीर आनंद दिघे साहेब यांच्या स्मृती प्रत्येक शिवसैनिकाच्या मनात कायम आहेत. त्यांना स्मृतिदिनानिमित्त विनम्र अभिवादन. pic.twitter.com/SQ7heuq9pc— ShivSena - शिवसेना (@ShivSena) August 26, 2021
Let us tell you that Anand Dighe was a veteran leader of Bal Thackeray's party Shiv Sena and was the political mentor of rebel leader Eknath Shinde. In the midst of the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra, Shinde's guru, known as 'Dharmaveer', was fiercely discussed. It is worth noting that in the year 2001, Dighe's car met with an accident during Ganesh Utsav, after which the injured Anand Dighe underwent surgery at a Thane hospital, but he died of a heart attack after the surgery.
News Verdict: The claim is completely false. In this photo, it is not Shinde but his guru Anand Dighe.