Parthi village not to be termed as Saibaba's birthplace: Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena leader Kamalkar Kothe, a representative of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, met Maharashtra Chief Minister on Monday with a delegation consisting of 40 people including Shiv Sena MP Sadashiv Lokhande.

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Amid the controversy over the birthplace of Sai Baba, a famous saint from Maharashtra, Shiv Sena leader Kamalkar Kothe on Monday informed that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had assured that the Parthi village will not be termed as Saibaba’s birthplace. 

CM Thackeray further stated that no new dispute will be created as the matter has ended. 

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has accepted our demands of not labelling Parthi as Saibaba’s birthplace. People of Shirdi are satisfied with what he said,” Kothe informed the media after meeting with the CM. 

Kothe, a representative of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, met Maharashtra Chief Minister on Monday with a delegation consisting of 40 people including Shiv Sena MP Sadashiv Lokhande. On Sunday, people in Shirdi staged a protest against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for his remarks over the birthplace of Saibaba. The ‘bandh’ was later called off, nearly 25 villages had supported the protest. 

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The controversy sparked after CM Thackeray announced ₹100 crores as funds for developing the facilities at “Sai Janamsthan” (Sai’s birthplace) at Parthi village in Parbhani district of Maharashtra.

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