While cousind Uddhav and Raj Thackeray battle it out on the political ground, the fourth generation of the Thackeray family will be coming face-to-face for the first time this month ahead of crucial civic polls in Mumbai and other cities in Maharashtra.
Amit Thackeray, the son of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj, has launched his Facebook page to interact with his party workers.
Being the newest Thackeray in the front, Amit is is going to campaign for his party for the upcoming election in at least four cities.
Amit’s launch is aimed at attracting youth votes, which is also being wooed by Shiv Sena’s Aditya Thackeray.
According to MNS leader Shirish Sawant, Amit is going to be the “start campaigner” and he is likely to carry out road shows in Mumbai, Pune, Nashik and Thane.
Raj Thackeray had soft-launched Amit during the 2014 elections, when he had held road shows in Mumbai, but didn’t speak much. Crowds gathered to see him, but that didn’t translate into votes.
Amit’s comparison with his 26 year-old cousin Aditya is inevitable. Aditya is the son of Uddhav Thackeray, leader and chairperson of the Shiv Sena.