Samajwadi Party leader Jaya Bachchan on Wednesday congratulated Shiv Sena chief, Uddhav Thackeray as he is about to take oath as Chief Minister of Maharashtra. She said, "Thackeray family and we share a deep and old relationship. My heartiest congratulations to Uddhav on becoming Chief Minister. I sincerely hope he works towards the betterment of Maharashtra, provides relief to farmers and gives youth employment." Thackeray will be sworn-in as the 18th Chief Minister of Maharashtra in a grand ceremony at Shivaji Park on Thursday evening.