The event took place in the former official mayoral bungalow near Shivaji Park, where the memorial is proposed to be set up at the cost of Rs 400 crore.
The Maharashtra government recently renamed the Gorewada International Zoo here as 'Balasaheb Thackeray Gorewada International Zoological Park'.
In a statement, Waikar, MLA from Jogeshwari in the metropolis, said he had submitted a proposal in this regard to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
He also said when land acquisition for the Samruddhi Expressway project was on, the Shiv Sena had reached out to farmers to settle their issues.
We realised the Shivshakti Bhimshakti BJP unity of his dream (saffron forces plus Dalits), but feel sad that it broke later, the minister said.
State PWD Minister and Congress leader Ashok Chavan also paid tributes to Bal Thackeray in a message on Twitter.
After the joint rallies at Shivaji Park, both leaders would chat and joke over a cup of tea at the Mayor's Bungalow next to the rally ground.
Senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal's arrest in a money laundering case and subsequent incarceration was "fate's revenge" against him, Shiv Sena said
The first promotional posters of the Hindi biopic, to be directed by Abhijit Panse - was unveiled by Uddhav Thackeray amidst a thunderous applause.
Issuing the warning, Rane, who was earlier in the Sena, also denied Uddhav Thackeray's allegations that he had harassed its founder, the late Bal Thackeray.