"Athawale met Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray. Both the leaders discussed about senior Thackeray's health for about an hour," sources in the RPI said, adding, no political issues were discussed during the meeting.
However, Athawale could not meet the Sena patriarch as doctors have advised him not to meet anybody, they said.
Athawale's RPI is a partner in the mega-alliance of Shiv Sena-BJP-RPI, which was formed a year ago, after Bal Thackeray mooted the idea of 'Shiv Shakti-Bhim Shakti'. Earlier, MNS leader Raj Thackeray and PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal had called on Thackeray.
Bal Thackeray, who founded the Shiv Sena in 1966, has not been keeping well.
At a Dussehra rally in Mumbai, he addressed party workers via a recorded video message, asking them to support his son Uddhav and grandson Aditya.