Mumbai: Since the Shiv Sena was launched in 1966, no Thackeray has in history sought the electoral mandate. A new page in the history of the family could be penned as junior Thackeray, Aaditya, is set to contest Maharashtra Assembly Elections in October this year, according to reports.
The whopping victory of Sena-Bharatiya Janata party in Lok Sabha Elections in Maharashtra has reportedly convinced the Yuva Sena head to enter the state legislature.
Aaditya’s cousin Varun Sardesai on Monday, May 27, shared an Instagram post which went viral in no time, it read, “This is the time, this is the opportunity. Mission legislative assembly 2019. Maharashtra is waiting –Aaditya Thackeray”.
According to a Mumbai Mirror report, Aaditya could contest from Worli or Sewri assembly segments. “We the senior members of the party have suggested to him that he must contest the upcoming Assembly elections. It will benefit the party and give the much-needed youth leadership to the state. We want him to contest but then, he has to decide,” Narvekar Milind Narvekar, Shiv Sena secretary told the news website.
Currently, Sena’s Ajay Chaudhary represents the Sewri in the state assembly, Worli is represented by the Shiva Sena party leader Sunil Shinde.