Mumbai, Jun 19 (PTI) Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav
Thackeray on Friday said that the number of COVID-19 testing
laboratories in the state has now increased to 100 from two
in the past.
The number of such labs will keep increasing, he said.
Addressing Shiv Sena leaders and office-bearers online
on the occasion of the party's 54th anniversary, Thackeray
said that doctors were being provided all the required
equipment like masks, PPE kits and hand gloves as they combat
He also informed the party workers that he would take
part in the all-party meeting with Prime Minister Narendra
Modi to discuss the Galwan Valley clash.
"The Sahyadri (Maharashtra) will be with the Himalaya
during the crisis hour," he said.
Twenty Indian Army personnel, including a colonel,
were killed in a fierce clash with the Chinese troops in the
Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on Monday night.
Thackeray said his contact with the partymen might
have become less frequent after he became the chief minister,
but he would never distance himself from them.
Stating that Shiv Sena was born to fight injustice,
Thackeray said he would carry forward the legacy of his late
father and party founder Bal Thackeray.
He said the Shiv Sena shakhas (branches) in the city
will be turned into temporary clinics to treat patients.
He also praised the party workers, saying that they
are never afraid of any crisis and work for the people by
putting everything else aside.
"Let there be any storm or any cyclone or any other
crisis. I am not afraid of anything till the Shiv Sainiks
(workers) like you are with me," Thackeray said.
Maharashtra minister and Shiv Sena leader Aaditya
Thackeray also spoke on the occasion and pitched for expanding
the party's base in each of the country's states. PTI ENM