Aaditya Thackeray may be given a bigger role in party, hints Sena

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jul 15, 2015 21:48 IST
Aaditya Thackeray arrives at the Vidhan Bhavan to meet the Maharashtra education minister Vinod Tawde, in Mumbai. (Kunal Patil/HT photo)

Senior Shiv Sena politician and MLC Neelam Gorhe on Wednesday said that party workers want party chief Uddhav Thackeray's son Aaditya Thackeray, to take up full time politics and represent people in the Maharashtra legislative assembly.

"Aaditya has a keen interest in legislative politics. He is a person who cares deeply for the people and wants to do something for them by solving their problems. He has started contributing immensely to the party and his work will be definitely helpful as an MLA. We expect more from him now," Sena MLC Neelam Gorhe told PTI.

Incidentally, if Aaditya stands for elections, he will be the first person from the Thackeray family to to so, since the family has always preferred to control the government from behind the curtains, ever since the Sena came into existence.

Another Sena MLA, who requested anonymity said the junior Thackeray's meeting with state education minister Vinod Tawde at the Vidhan Bhavan was not merely to discuss provision of electronic learning tablets to students, but also to understand more about workings of the Vidhan Bhavan.

"Uddhav generally keeps very close tabs on happenings in the assembly session through various sources and gives overall guidance to Sena legislators. Aaditya too has started understanding functioning of the assembly as well. His visit today was a part of it," the legislator said.

Gorhe said Aaditya has a fair amount of knowledge about sectors like education, higher education, technology and urban development which would be useful to serve the people.

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