Gen next of Thackerays campaign for civic polls

Electioneering for the February 16 municipal corporation polls is picking up with the third generations of Thackerays hitting the campaign trail for their respective parties.

Mumbai: Electioneering for the February 16
municipal corporation polls is picking up with the third
generations of Thackerays hitting the campaign trail for their
respective parties.

Aditya, the 21-year-old son of Sena Executive President
Uddhav Thackeray, participated in a road show in Pune
yesterday evening along with his younger brother Tejas
and other party leaders.

The bespectacled youngster, who is pursuing a law degree
at KC College in South Mumbai and heads the Yuva Sena, said
he had urged people of Pune to vote out the "corrupt"
Congress-NCP from the Pune civic body.

"In Mumbai, we have shown performance and hence people
should give us chance to prove ourselves here too," he said.

Amit, MNS chief Raj Thackeray`s son was the cynosure of
all eyes as he travelled in a separate vehicle at his father`s
road show in the eastern suburbs of Mumbai this morning.

18-year-old Amit, a second year Architecture student at
Raheja college, said he had participated in the campaign for
experience.

"I am enjoying this experience," he said and replied in
negative when asked if he plans to enter full time politics.

"Nothing is decided as yet," he added.
Uddhav who is facing stiff challenge from his estranged
cousin Raj and the Congress-NCP alliance, sounded the election
bugle yesterday by addressing two meetings of the
Sena-BJP-RPI alliance in Mumbai.

While Raj, who was denied permission by the High Court to
address an election meeting at Shivaji Park, literally took to
the streets by driving down to the suburbs to meet party
candidates and participating in road shows.

Campaign of the Congress, which is making a determined
bid to wrest the Mumbai civic body from the Sena, has not
picked up. Party candidates and local MPs are organising
padyatras and street corner meetings.

Ten municipal corporations including Mumbai, Pune,
Nagpur, Thane, Nashik will go to polls.

PTI

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