Mumbai: If there would a political party that could significantly influence the state politics yet will not contest in the elections, that would be Shiv Sena in Maharastra. Aaditya Thackeray, the 29-year old grandson of Bal Thackeray is now breaking that trend with 2019 Maharashtra assembly election. The young politician has filed his nomination lately, seeking election from Worli assembly constituency in south-central Mumbai. Aaditya Thackeray, the son of Uddhav and Rashmi Thackeray has gained good response from the voters on Jan Ashirwad Yatra in July, which intended to thank voters for their support in the 2019 Lok Sabha election. This has also helped him to mobilise support for his poll debut. Half of the voters in the constituency are non-Marathi speaking mainly from south India and the party has started campaigning in all south Indian languages.
Aaditya Thackeray’s name stood first in the race from the beginning for the Worli as the segment is considered as one of the safest constituencies for the Sena. The 288-member Maharashtra Assembly will go to the polls on October 21 while the results will be declared on October 24.