Uddhav names late Anand Dighe's nephew as Thane district Shiv Sena chief
Thane is the home turf of Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde who heads the rebel camp of Sena MLAs. Anand Dighe was believed to be the mentor of Shinde, who rose through the Shiv Sena rank in his political career.
Earlier, the post of Thane district Shiv Sena president fell vacant after Naresh Mhaske resigned in support of Shinde. Anita Birje, a close associate of the late Dighe and who headed the women's wing of Sena, has been appointed as ''Deputy Leader''.
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