Setting aside his differences with the Shiv Sena, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday attended party founder Bal Thackeray's memorial event.
Reportedly, Fadnavis arrived at the event after Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, and his son and party MLA, Aaditya Thackeray, took leave.
This comes as the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena alliance underwent a brutal divorce in Maharashtra.
Here are more details.
Fadnavis called Bal Thackeray a 'source of inspiration'
On Sunday, Fadnavis, along with BJP leaders Pankaja Munde and Vinod Tawde, paid their tributes to Bal Thackeray on his seventh death anniversary.
The former CM also tweeted in Marathi, "Salutations to our inspirational source Balasaheb Thackeray on his death anniversary."
Interestingly, as Fadnavis left from the event, Shiv Sena workers chanted pro-party slogans: "Whose government? Shiv Sena's!"
Here's a video of Fadnavis leaving from the event
#WATCH Maharashtra: Slogan of "Sarkar kunauchi? Shiv Sena chi" (Whose government? Shiv Sena's) raised by Shiv Sena workers, when BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis was leaving after paying tributes to Balasaheb Thackeray on his death anniversary today, in Mumbai. pic.twitter.com/AbsA5Gm1f5
NCP and Congress leaders also attended Bal Thackeray's memorial
Reportedly, leaders from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress, who have formed an unlikely alliance with the Shiv Sena, were also present at the event.
After paying tributes, Sena spokesperson and MP Sanjay Raut told reporters, "We will do anything for #Balasaheb," recalling Uddhav Thackeray's promise to his late father of having a Maharashtra Chief Minister appointed from the Shiv Sena party.
You'll soon see Maharashtra CM from Shiv Sena: Raut