In a departure from bickering, which has come to symbolise the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena ties, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray today complimented Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for "successfully" organising the 'Make in India Week'.
Uddhav affirmed support to all development activities being undertaken by the state government to make the quality of life better in the financial capital.
"You will have support of Shiv Sena in all the endeavours you are undertaking to make the quality of life better in Mumbai," Thackeray said during a session on 'Make in Mumbai' as part of the 'Make in India' Week here.
This was Uddhav's maiden foray at MMRDA grounds during the ongoing MII Week.
Drawing from the slew of MoUs being signed by the state government at the event, Thackeray said, "We have signed MoU with you (BJP) to make my dreams for Mumbai come true."
Making clear that the interests of the sons-of-the-soil should be protected in the development endeavours being undertaken by the government, Thackeray wished the best for Chief Minister's plans for the capital city.
Thackeray also posed with Fadnavis for a selfie.
The Sena president said educational institutes of international repute should be created, which will not just arrest the issue of brain drain, but also get students from abroad to study here.
"There is a need to clear junkyards dotting the eastern coastline in order to create more space for the city,"
Thackeray, who was present with Fadnavis when the stage caught fire during a cultural event at Girgaum Chowpatty here yesterday, said.
The Shiv Sena election manifesto being played at the Maharashtra Pavilion
The 'Make In India' event had a panel discussion where Thackeray was to speak on 'Make In Mumbai'. Interestingly, they decided to run a video of Shiv Sena's election manifesto from the assembly elections of developing Mumbai's eastern waterfront and building the coastal road.
(With inputs from Varun Singh)