Mumbai: The condition of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray continues to remain stable today.
In an update last night, Uddhav Thackeray stepped out of the Thackeray residence to appeal for calm among the assembled Shiv Sena workers.
"Since yesterday, Shiv Sena chief's condition is stable. I had said yesterday and I will say again today, I have not given up hope. You too must not give up hope because we all are fighting soldiers of a fighting leader," Uddhav said.
His son Aditya, chief of youth wing of Shiv Sena, was with him when Uddhav addressed the party workers.
"You all are praying for his recovery and I have full faith in your prayers," Uddhav said.
"Whatever treatment is possible, is being given," he said.
Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan and Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and other prominent personalities from the field of politics, cinema and industry visited the Thackeray residence 'Matoshree' to enquire about the Sena supremo's health.
Mumbai had largely come to a standstill as news of the Shiv Sena chief's health spread and many commercial areas remained shut through the day. Transport services, especially public transport like autorickshaws and taxis returned to the streets today.
The condition of the 86-year-old Thackeray, who had been ailing since some time, worsened on Wednesday night but his condition is said to be stable since yesterday.
A large number of security personnel has been stationed outside the Thackerays residence in suburban Bandra to control the hundreds who have been visiting the location.
with inputs from PTI
First Published On : Nov 16, 2012 09:27 IST