Rashmi Thackeray is new Saamana editor; Amruta hails women power

She is the third editor of the publication which was launched by Bal Thackeray on January 23, 1988

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Rashmi Thackeray has taken over the post of the Marathi daily’s editor from her husband Uddhav Thackeray | PTI File

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s wife Rashmi Thackeray on Sunday (March 1) took over as the new editor of Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’. The Marathi publication printed her name as the editor in its Sunday edition.

She has taken over the post of the Marathi daily’s editor from her husband. She is the third editor of the publication which was launched by Sena supremo Bal Thackeray on January 23, 1988 as medium to convey his views to the people of Maharashtra.

Since the newspaper’s inception, Bal Thackeray was its founding editor. But after his death in 2012, his son Uddhav Thackeray took over the editor’s post. On November 28, 2019, Uddhav Thackeray resigned from the post before taking oath as the chief minister.

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Senior Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut continues to be the executive editor of Saamana, which also has a Hindi edition.

Rashmi Thackeray’s appointment as the editor of Saamana invited a rare praise from her rival camp. In a tweet praising her, former chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis’s wife Amruta Fadnavis said India needs more women in top leadership positions to represent the issues of women and society.

“Congratulations & best wishes to Smt #RashmiThackeray for being appointed as new Editor of #Saamana !Our country needs more women in top leadership positions to represent the issues of women & society & also have a platform to voice their opinions in matters of public importance!,” tweeted Amruta, a banker by profession.

(With inputs from agencies)

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