Mumbai: Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray would be undergoing an angioplasty on Friday for removal of blockages in the arteries. Uddhav was suffering from chest pain the past one week.

The procedure would be performed on the 52-year-old leader at Lilavati Hospital in suburban Bandra where he had undergone an angiography four days ago.

There were reports that the Lilavati medical team had strongly recommended a bypass surgery as angiography had shown three blockages.

The doctors had briefed Uddhav's father Balasaheb Thackeray on Monday on his son's medical condition.

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief and cousin Raj Thackeray on Thursday went to the Thackeray residence Matoshri in Bandra East to enquire after Uddhav's health and his surgery, the party official said. He is likely to remain present at the hospital during the surgery.
At the time of angiography, Uddhav's estranged cousin, MNS chief Raj Thackeray, had visited him at Lilavati and later drove him to Matoshree bungalow, the Thackeray family home in suburban Bandra.

He has been under the care of a team of cardiologists Samuel Mathew, Jalil Parkar, Ajit Menon, Omprakash Jaiswal, Prakash Jindani and Samad Ansari.Uddhav's health condition has been a matter of concern within the Shiv Sena, its allies Bharatiya Janata Party, Republican Party of India and the state political circles

This led to speculation in the political circles about a political reconciliation between the warring cousins but Sena sources said there was no politics involved.

Raj is expected to be present at the hospital on Friday too.


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