Mumbai sources stated that Raut said in a tweet "Maharashtra chief minister uddhav thackeray will visit ayodhya on 7 march, shiv sena leader sanjay raut announced on Saturday. "Ayodhya mein jallosh! 7 march, 2020". Raut had announced on wednesday that uddhav thackeray, who heads the maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, will visit ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh to mark the completion of 100 days in power. However, he had not specified the date at that time.
Furthermore this will be Thackeray's first visit to ayodhya after becoming the state chief minister. He was sworn in as the chief minister on 28 november, 2019. maharashtra government's handling of the anti-CAA protests was noted and lauded by those who were critical of BJP-led states for cracking down on protesters. Further the shiv sena, held responsible by a judicial commission for much of the violence in Mumbai's 92-93 riots, was helming the government when thousands flooded azad Maidan and Bandstand to protest the citizenship act. It was almost an unbelievable change.
Moreover an earlier piece in highlighted the change in winds for Mumbai's muslims who openly took to streets to protest without fear of retribution or crackdown. The article reads "The damage done by Bal Thackeray’s portrayal of shivaji as anti-Muslim was huge, but he’s no longer around. His son’s personality, described as 'sober and willing to listen', is a third factor for the hope muslims have in the Sena".