Aaditya Thackeray files nomination for Mumbai’s Worli seat

Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray holds the hand of his son and Yuva Sena President Aditya Thackeray, after the former filed his nominations papers from Worli seat for upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections | PTI

Becoming the first member in his family to contest, Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray on Thursday (October 2) filed his nomination from the Worli Assembly constituency in Mumbai for the October 21 elections.

Accompanied by father and Sena president Uddhav Thackeray and mother Rashmi, Aaditya submitted the nomination papers to the Returning Officer.

In his election affidavit, Thackeray declared his occupation as ‘business’ and that he has immovable assets worth ₹4.67 crore.

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This was preceded by a massive roadshow by Shiv Sena workers. In support of Thackeray, flags of Shiv Sena allies like BJP and other NDA-ally Republican Party of India (A) were also seen during the road show.

Ahead of filing his nomination, 29-year-old Aaditya sought blessings from Shiv Sena founder and grandfather Bal Thackeray.

An elated Uddhav Thackeray said he was confident of his son’s victory. “My father (Bal Thackeray) used to say that he won’t contest polls. I also say that I won’t contest elections. But this (Aaditya’s) is the new generation, which will take the state forward,” Uddhav said.

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