Aaditya Thackeray Challenges Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde To Contest From Worli Seat

by Web Desk | Published: 21 May 2023

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Aaditya Thackeray has raised concerns about Chief Minister Eknath Shinde's assessment of the desilting projects underway in the city. Thackeray stated on Saturday that it is imperative to conduct an inquiry to expose the various alleged scams taking place within the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). In a bold move, Thackeray challenged Shinde to contest against him from the Worli seat.


After participating in the inauguration of a football workshop at Cooperage in south Mumbai, Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Aaditya Thackeray launched a scathing attack, referring to the Chief Minister as "unconstitutional." In his interaction with the media, Thackeray expressed his discontent, stating that the Chief Minister's involvement in inspecting the desilting of stormwater drains is inappropriate. He further criticized the actions of the government, labeling them as murky. Thackeray highlighted that even former BJP corporators have submitted letters exposing alleged scams related to streets and furniture, implicating the civic body. Drawing comparisons, he pointed out that if the BJP government in Karnataka was known for its 40% commission involvement, the current dispensation can be labeled as a completely corrupt government with 100% commission practices.


In response to Culture Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar's comments, Aaditya Thackeray expressed his willingness to resign and participate in the electoral process again from the Worli constituency, on the condition that the Chief Minister accepts the challenge. Mungantiwar had previously suggested that if the Thackeray family is confident that public opinion has turned against the current state government, Aaditya should step down and contest for re-election in his constituency of Worli. In a bold response, Aaditya Thackeray indicated his readiness to take up the challenge and face the electoral test once more.


Aaditya strongly criticized the current government, accusing them of deliberately instigating riots. He highlighted a stark contrast between the previous administration and the current one, emphasizing that during their tenure, there were no instances of riots or crimes against women. Aaditya asserted that inciting communal disturbances is now considered part of the present government's electoral strategy.