Shiv Sena leader and son of Uddhav Thackeray, Aaditya Thackeray is to make his electoral debut from the Worli constituency in Mumbai. Ahead of his nomination, the Shiv Sena candidate lead a roadshow. He is the first of his family to contest an election in fifty years.
Mumbai: Shiv Sena’s Aaditya Thackeray took out a roadshow in Mumbai before filing his nomination in Maharashtra election from Worli. Aaditya is the first of his family to contest in elections in as many as fifty years.
Aaditya Thackeray walked a stretch of 1 kilometre walk through Mumbai alongside a number of supporters of the Shiv Sena.
Thackeray began the roadshow from a Shiv Sena office in Lower Parel and will end it at the BMC Engineering Hub in Worli, where he will file his nomination papers.
Since morning, Sena workers have been gathering outside the Thackeray home "Matoshree" wearing party colours, holding flags and banners with captions like: "Sena Taiyaar Senapati Bhi Taiyaar (Sena is ready, general is also ready)".
Ally BJP is also expected to play its part. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is likely to be present for the nomination, along with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray - Aaditya's father - and top Sena leaders.
The Shiv Sena’s decision to field Aaditya Thackeray is quite significant as the party is often known to limit itself to campaign for candidates. The only other Thackeray who came close to contesting an election was Raj Thackeray, who announced he would fight the 2014 Maharashtra polls but later backed out.
Last Updated 11:45 AM IST