Shiv Sena finally vacates Shivaji park

Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Exactly a month after Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's death, his public cremation site from the historic Shivaji Park was removed amidst tight security early Tuesday, a party leader said.

"Yes, early this morning, we have removed the urn containing Balasaheb's ashes and other things, and vacated the cremation site," senior party leader Rahul Shewale told IANS.

About shifting them to an alternative location, Shewale said a decision on this would be taken later in the day.

The late Thackeray, who died Nov 17, was accorded a state public funeral at Shivaji Park ground in south Mumbai.

However, after the cremation, the Shiv Sena was reluctant to vacate the premises and had demanded a memorial for the late leader at the spot.


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