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26/11 martyr Vijay Salaskar’s daughter may join Yuva Sena

mumbai Updated: Oct 25, 2010 02:21 IST

Daughter of policeman Vijay Salaskar, who was killed during the 26/11 terror attack, is likely to join the Shiv Sena's recently launched youth wing, Yuva Sena, party sources said.

“Divya would be soon joining the Yuva Sena in presence of party executive president Uddhav Thackeray. There are some other youngsters also joining the party,” a youth wing leader said.

She was supposed to join the party on Sunday, however, all the senior leaders of Sena are busy with the ensuing Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation elections. So, the programme has been postponed, the leader said.

Divya is recently back from London after successfully completing her masters in Human Resource Management from Westminster University. She was a student of DG Ruparel College and passed in 2008.

When contacted, Divya refused to divulge details of her entry into the Yuva Sena. I am still contemplating whether to join the youth wing. But if I join, everyone would come to know,” Divya said.

Aditya Thackeray, the third generation scion of the powerful Thackeray family, made his foray into the world of politics as the head of the Yuva Sena. The youth wing was launched at the Sena’s traditional Dusshera rally.

The junior Thackeray had earlier said that the Yuva Sena would be all about ‘hosh with josh’ (meaning measured enthusiasm) to make the youth socially active and politically aware.

Aditya has recently been making headlines after he got the Mumbai University chancellor to drop the book Such A Long Journey (1991) by Rohinton Mistry from the second year syllabus, alleging that it had derogatory references about the Sena chief, the famous dabbawallahs of Mumbai and the Marathi manoos.