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Bal Thackeray's health :Worried Shiv Sena corporators to meet at 11 am on Saturday Last Updated : 17 Nov 2012 09:25:41 AM IST Bal Thackeray's health :Worried Shiv Sena corporators to meet at 11 am on Saturday (file photo)
As Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray's condition continued to show signs of improvement after a day of intense speculation about his deteriorating health,Shiv Sena corporators will meet on Saturday at 11 am in Mumbai to take stock of the situation.
Shiv Sena’s Acting President Uddhav Thackeray will chair the meeting. The Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna on Saturday morning said that Thackeray continues to be critical but stable.
Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray,who has been taken off life support system, today continued to show signs of improvement with party leaders terming his condition as "stable".
Mumbai, which has been on edge ever since Thackeray's condition worsened on Wednesday, slowly got back to business.Meanwhile, security forces are still outside Matoshree but the crowds dwindled significantly on Friday.
Many celebrities also met the Thackeray family, including Murli Manohar Joshi and Sanjay Raut, who claimed that the Sena Supremo was responding well to the treatment.
Hardly any Shiv Sena leader, film personalities and captains of industry, who make a beeline for 'Matoshree', is being allowed to personally meet Thackeray.
Only Uddhav, his wife Rashmi and a team of doctors from the Leelavati Hospital are permitted inside the Sena boss' room on the second floor, sources close to the family said.
Thackeray, 86, was taken off life support system yesterday but is still being administered oxygen artificially.There was speculation that he could be shifted to Lilavati Hospital but a senior doctor attending on the ailing leader said on condition of anonymity that there was no such plan.
A medical team from the hospital from is constantly monitoring his condition, "From our face you can make out that Bal Thackeray's health is improving. His pulse rate, heart rate and blood pressure is also improving. Divine power and prayers of everyone is with him," Sena spokesman Sanjay Raut told reporters.
The condition of Thackeray, who has not been keeping well for the last few weeks, suddenly worsened on Wednesday night when he had to be put on life support. No medical bulletin on his condition has been issued in the last three days though Shiv Sena leaders have communicated with the assembled media and Thackeray's son Uddhav briefly addressed the supporters twice in two days asking them to pray for his recovery. He, however, did not reveal much by way of information on Thackeray's health.
"Since yesterday, Shiv Sena chief's condition is stable. I had said yesterday and I will say again today, I have not given up hope. You too must not give up hope because we all are fighting soldiers of a fighting leader," Uddhav had said yesterday, adding "whatever treatment is possible, is being given."
"Balasaheb is doing better every passing day due to the good wishes of the people," senior Sena leader and former Lok Sabha speaker Manohar Joshi told the media today outside Thackeray's heavily fortified residence in suburban Bandra.
Meanwhile, people from the tinsel town, politicians and common Shiv Sena workers continue to throng 'Matoshree'.Prominent among those who turned up today included yoga guru Ramdev, actors Jeetendra, Suresh Oberoi and son Vivek, BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu, party's Rajya Sabha MP and actress Hema Malini and RSP's Ramdas Athavale.
Shiv Sainiks maintaining a vigil outside 'Matoshree' chanted slogans hailing Thackeray and prayed for his recovery and long life. A group of Muslims also offered prayers.
'Matoshree' has virtually been turned into a fortress with huge presence of personnel from Mumbai police, State Reserve Police and Rapid Action Force.Source:PTI, Other Agencies, Staff Reporters
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