Shiv Sena gazes for 'safe seat' to field Aditya Thackeray in assembly polls

Earlier, there were speculations that Aditya Thackeray might contest the upcoming polls from Worli assembly constituency. However, Shiv Sena is exploring options for Thackeray in rural parts of Maharashtra

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With the Maharashtra assembly elections scheduled in mid-October this year, every political party has started preparations for the same - from drawing election campaigns to seat-sharing - everything on the table is being finalised. 

The ruling parties including Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena will be contesting the assembly polls together, as clarified by Uddhav Thackeray during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Mumbai. In order to push Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray, Shiv Sena is gazing for a ‘safe seat’.

Earlier, there were speculations that Aditya Thackeray might contest the upcoming polls from Worli assembly constituency. However, Shiv Sena is exploring options for Thackeray in rural parts of Maharashtra.  

The Yuva Sena chief will be the first in his family to directly participate in the election process. Shiv Sena’s recent campaign - Jan Ashirwad Yatra - under the leadership of Aditya Thackeray focused on the rural areas in the state. 

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In order to establish contact with the voters, Aditya Thackeray has been a centre of the political campaigns conducted by Shiv Sena. The ‘Jan Ashirwad Yatra’ aimed to thank voters for a huge win in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. However, the political motive behind the campaign was to strengthen the party’s roots in rural parts of Maharashtra. 

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