Nihar Thackeray, the nephew of Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray, met with Eknath Shinde on Friday and offered the chief minister his support.
The late Bindumadhav Thackeray, the eldest child of Sena founder Bal Thackeray, is the father of Nihar Thackeray.
Nihar Thackeray will begin his political career under the direction of the CM, according to a statement from Shinde’s office issued following the meeting.
Nihar Thackeray, who has shied away from politics all these time, is wed to Harshvardhan Patil, a prominent member of the BJP and a former state minister.
In the Shiv Sena last month, Shinde spearheaded a coup and made off with roughly 40 party legislators.
He was sworn in as chief minister on June 30 with the help of the BJP.