Aaditya Thackeray, son of Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray has been proposed to be the party’s chief ministerial candidate in the upcoming state assembly elections.
It was for the first time that Sena leaders officially projected the leader as the party’s choice and the announcement has come shortly after he started his Jan Ashirwad Daura from Jalgaon. However, the chief of Yuva Sena, Aaditya said that his tour is not for any political gains.
Speaking at the yatra, he said that Jan Ashirvad Yatra is not a tour for elections nor is it a tour to get any post or for him to become something. Rather, this tour is to build a new Maharashtra. “This is the moment, an opportunity to build a new Maharashtra. I am going to visit all villages whether it is Sena’s bastion or not. The tour is to take the saffron flag to every house in the state but it is not to seek votes. I consider this to be my tirtha yatra,” said young Thackeray.
However, the decision might not go well with the coalition partner BJP as its national secretary Saroj Pandey said that the next chief minister would be from BJP. The chief ministerial candidate of Aaditya has been called by leader Sanjay Raut and Sena MLA Kishor Patil on the choice of both the party and the people.
According to party sources, he may contest from the Worli or Sewri assembly segment and if things go well, Aaditya would be the first from the Thackeray family to contest electoral politics.