The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has decided to field a candidate from the seat in Worli where Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray will be contesting the elections. According to reports, the NCP has refused to return the Shiv Sena's earlier favour. On Thursday night, the NCP declared the candidate's name- Suresh Mane.
According to reports, in 2006, when NCP leader Supriya Sule had decided to contest the Rajya Sabha elections, Balasaheb Thackeray had refused to field any candidate against her. He had stated that he was proud that "Maharashtra's daughter is contesting the elections." The NCP has apparently refused to return the favour by fielding a candidate against Aaditya Thackeray. Further reports state that the NCP candidate, Suresh Mane will file his nomination on Friday.
However, according to reports, the Shiv Sena is not perceiving it as a threat. According to the Sena, it is a matter of victory with the amount of record margin, stated sources.
Aaditya Thackeray, the first member of the Thackeray family to contest an election, made the declarations in the poll affidavit on Thursday for the Maharashtra legislative assembly poll. He submitted with his nomination papers for the Worli seat and declared his total property close to 16 crore in the affidavit. He also carried out a mega roadshow ahead of filing his nomination.
शिवसेना पक्षप्रमुख मा. श्री. उद्धव साहेब ठाकरे आणि सौ. रश्मीताई ठाकरे यांच्या उपस्थितीत आज वरळी, मुंबई येथे शिवसेना-भाजपा-आरपीआय महायुतीचे वरळी विधानसभा मतदारसंघाचे उमेदवार युवासेनाप्रमुख श्री. @AUThackeray यांनी उमेदवारी अर्ज दाखल केला. pic.twitter.com/IHctMWxbqv— ShivSena - शिवसेना (@ShivSena) October 3, 2019