Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray’s falling health and security concerns arising out of it has reportedly made President Pranab Mukherjee cancel his two-day visit to Mumbai.
According to TV reports, no reason was given for the cancellation.
But it is being estimated that there can be a strong reason of Thackeray 's ailing condition which worsened today morning and he has been put on the life support system.
Mukherjee was to attend a function in Mumbai and then proceed to Shirdi for some functions associated with the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust.
Meanwhile, Thackeray continues to be critical at his Matoshree residence in Mumbai. Doctors treating the 86-year-old said he is on life support.
According to the latest reports, traffic to the residence of Thackeray has been blocked and there is heavy presence of police personnel in the area.
This comes hours after reports said that the Shiv Sena supremo is on continuous oxygen and not eating anything.
Balasaheb Keshav Thackeray is a politician, founder and chief of the Shiv Sena, a right-wing Hindu nationalist and Marathi ethnocentric party active mainly in Maharashtra.
His followers call him the Hindu Hriday Samraat (Emperor of Hindu Hearts).
India: Several women activists too hailed the decision.