Aditya’s youth brigade ready to address common man’s woes
Yuva Sena, the Shiv Sena’s youth wing, formed its first committee on Thursday.
The 17-member team, aged 19 years to late 30s, mainly comprises sons of Sena leaders, members of legislative assembly (MLAs), members of parliament (MPs).
However, there are a few surprises such as Adinath Mangeshkar, nephew of Lata Mangeshkar, and singer Abhijit Sawant.
Referred to as the core committee, the team will look into the functioning of the Yuva Sena. It has an impressive hierarchy line-up with a general secretary, secretaries, spokespersons, treasurer and even a separate parliamentary committee.
“The list has been drawn after four months of observation and scrutiny,” said Aditya Thackeray, president, Yuva Sena.
“Although I did have a say in the process, my grandfather and father put the final stamp on the candidates. We will soon announce list of local office bearers,” he added.
While Amol Kirtikar, son of Shiv Sena leader Gajanan Kirtikar, topped the list with bagging the general secretary’s post, Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik’s son Purvesh and MLA Omraje Nimbalkar, son of slain Congress leader Pawanraje Nimbalkar, made it to the secretary posts.
A parliamentary core committee consisting of MPs Bhavna Gavli, Anand Paranjpe and MLA Balaji Kinikar has been put in place.
This team will help the Yuva Sena put forth its voice in the legislative Assembly and parliament.
Explaining the choice of members in the committee, Aditya said, “We have an interesting mix of people with a varying range of skill sets. While someone like Adinath will help up bridge the gap between youth and culture and entertainment. Ameya Ghole is someone I met during my work on the university elections.”
The arrival of monsoon was declared on Thursday, when it began raining early in the morning. From 8.30am on Thursday to 8.30am on Friday — the period between the two morning hours is how IMD classifies its 24-hour period — the city recorded 117.2mm. Normally, Delhi records 210.6mm of rain in July. Throughout Friday, there was significantly less rainfall, and the maximum temperature at the Safdarjung weather station (considered representative of Delhi’s) settled at 31.9°C, 2.5 degrees more than Thursday.
Fresh recruitment will be done via an open selection process for these newly converted posts. Those occupying the posts will not qualify to be permanent without participating in the open selections. Officials said that the LG has asked concerned officials to process the filling of vacancies and upgradation at the earliest, unduly pending for years.
The BA.5 is overtaking other Omicron lineage coronaviruses in several parts of the world, reinforcing early signs that it has a growth advantage after having triggered new waves in some regions. Dr Ekta Gupta, professor of clinical virology at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), said, “At ILBS, we have reported seven-eight cases of BA.5 so far. This is out of the samples we received from across the city.”
The decisions were taken in the meeting of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Friday at the Delhi secretariat and a government official later said the move was in line with the Arvind Kejriwal government’s larger vision of cleaning the Yamuna.
Deepak Kesarkar, an MLA who represents Sawantwadi, said that after his return from Mumbai on Thursday night, the newly sworn-in chief minister asked the MLAs to behave in a “more mature fashion”.