Maharashtra 2019

Aaditya Thackeray to be Maharashtra’s youngest deputy CM?

Yuva Sena president and Shiv Sena candidate from Worli constituency Aditya Thackeray, participate in laughter club exercise during election campaign in Mumbai

Yuva Sena president and Shiv Sena candidate from Worli constituency Aditya Thackeray, participate in laughter club exercise during election campaign in Mumbai   | Photo Credit: Emmanual Yogini.

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With the Sena-BJP alliance all set to come to power in the State, Shiv Sena’s Aaditya Thackeray may become Maharashtra’s youngest deputy Chief Minister. While the poll counting continued, he had secured 79299 votes and was leading by a very high margin of 58026 votes on Thursday afternoon.

The young Thackeray scion, who is 29, made his electoral debut from Worli. While the Shiv Sena has time and again demanded that the young Thackeray be made the CM, media reports have quoted BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis, who currently occupies the post, saying that they will be happy to offer him the post of deputy CM. Mr. Thackeray himself has always maintained silence on whether he has been aiming at the top position in the State.

To date, Maharashtra has seen most deputy CM’s taking charge in their 50’s. In 2015, Lalu Prasad Yadav’s younger son Tejaswi Yadav was sworn as a deputy CM of Bihar at the age of 26.

Meanwhile, even as vote counting continued, tweets with the hashtag ‘#AadityaThackerayForCM’ started doing the rounds on Twitter.

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Printable version | Dec 16, 2019 12:10:41 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/elections/maharashtra-assembly/aaditya-thackeray-to-be-states-youngest-deputy-cm/article29785159.ece

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