With An Eye On The Emerging Power Equations In Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray Cancels Ayodhya Visit

With An Eye On The Emerging Power Equations In Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray Cancels Ayodhya VisitShiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray addresses a rally in Goregaon. (Pratham Gokhale/Hindustan Times via GettyImages)  

Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray has cancelled his scheduled visit to Ayodhya reportedly due to security reasons.

Uddhav Thackeray was scheduled to visit Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh on 24 November. Welcoming the Supreme Court verdict on Ram Janmabhoomi, Thackeray had said that he bowed to the judiciary for giving a historic verdict. Uddhav also added he will visit Ayodhya on 24th November to pay obeisance to Lord Ram.

On June 16 this year, Uddhav and his son Aditya Thackeray had visited Ayodhya and offered prayers at the makeshift Ram Lalla shrine. Uddhav had visited Ayodhya last year too on November 25.

"Due to security concerns in Ayodhya, the Shiv Sena chief did not get permission from security agencies to visit the place," sources in the party said.

The sources also said that the delay in forming the government in Maharashtra is also one of the reasons for cancelling his tour.