Addressing a mammoth gathering at the parties traditional Dussehra rally, senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that in the next Dussehra rally, Aaditya Thackeray will be the next Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Sena MP Sanjay Raut said, “Very soon, you will see the next Chief Minister of Maharashtra sitting next to Uddhavji (referring to Aaditya Thackeray).” Aaditya has been fielded from Worli for the upcoming assembly elections and the Sena is projecting him as a CM candidate.
Commenting further on the candidature for the post of CM in Maharashtra at the Dusshera rally in Mumbai, Raut said, "Uddhav Thackeray aims to win all 124 seats in the upcoming elections and I believe we will surely be winning over 100 seats."
The Youth Leader on Thursday, October 3, officially filed his nomination for the Maharashtra Assembly polls, declaring his total property close to Rs. 16 crore in the affidavit. The Shiv Sena youth chief has declared that he has Rs. 11.38 crore worth movable assets and Rs. 4.67 crore worth immovable assets. As per the affidavit submitted by Aaditya Thackeray, he owns bank deposits worth Rs. 10.36 crore, and bond shares Rs. 0.39 lakhs. Furthermore, he owns a second-hand BMW car worth Rs. 6.5 lakh, along with jewellery and other valuables worth Rs. 64.64 lakh. Aaditya Thackeray has stated that he does not have any criminal cases against him.
Aaditya Thackeray, the first member of the Thackeray family to contest an election, made the declarations in the poll affidavit he submitted with his nomination papers for the Worli seat for the Maharashtra legislative assembly poll. The Shiv Sena Youth Leader carried out mega roadshow ahead of filing his nomination. Aaditya Thackeray, the grandson of Bal Thackeray, is the first member of the Thackeray family to contest an election.
Maharashtra, which has 288 Assembly seats, will go to polls on October 21, 2019. Maharashtra assembly elections will be held in a single-phase and the counting procedure would be conducted on October 24. EC informed that the parties in Maharashtra had wanted the polls to be concluded by Dhanteras.
(Inputs from ANI)