Born on 13 June 1990, Aditya Thackeray is a young Indian politician who is currently serving (as of December 2019) as Maharashtra Legislative Assembly’s MLA. Aditya’s father, Uddhav Thackeray, is currently Maharashtra’s chief minister. Maharashtra is one of the better-developed states in India and is also home to Mumbai, the de facto financial capital of the country. Uddhav Thackeray is the son of Bal Thackeray, the man who found the political party Shiv Sena in 1966.
The Aditya Thackeray Image
Aditya Thackeray, as surprising as it may sound, is the first Thackeray to contest in an election. His grandfather Bal Thackeray never participated in electoral politics as a candidate. Even his father and uncle, Uddhav Thackeray and Raj Thackeray, never contested in elections. The Shiv Sena high command’s decision to let Aditya contest elections can be viewed as the party’s response toward the changing nature of Indian politics. Aditya is not just the first Thackeray to contest elections, but he also is the first member of his family to win an election.
Aditya Thackeray is maybe receiving more attention compared to his contemporaries for the brand of politics and overall image he is trying to put forward – educated, environmentally and socially conscious, being able to speak multiple languages (English, Hindi, and Marathi), make Mumbai an even more throbbing and vibrant place, his dressing style, and mass outreach approach.
The man is reaching out to different segments of voters, focusing on the youth more structurally. According to Aditya, elections are not just about the day people come out to vote, but also about the time-gap that exists between two successive elections. He believes it’s important to reach out and listen to the people and give them a voice that can be heard by all.
Aditya Thackeray is a history and law graduate. During his early days as a student leader, he was seen as being brazen and blatant. However, that image has changed to a certain extent in the last few years. The way he interacts and engages with the public and media now is more calculated compared to how he fared as a student leader.
In 2010, Aditya was appointed as the Yuva Sena president. In 2017, he was elected as Mumbai District Football Association president. In 2018, Aditya became the party leader, and in 2019 he won the election from Mumbai’s Worli constituency.
Personal Worth and Assets
As per his election affidavit, Aditya Thackeray is worth more than $2.2 million, which accounts for both his movable and immovable assets. Most importantly, Aditya has not been embroiled in a criminal case before.