Written bySiddhant Pandey
Immediately after the Maharashtra poll results were declared, it seemed the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance would form the government.
With Maharashtra's fate hanging in the balance, let's look at some unknown facts about this possible future CM.
The elder son of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Aaditya Uddhav Thackeray was born on June 13, 1990.
Aaditya studied at the Bombay Scottish School and went on to study History at the St. Xavier's College.
He also attended the KC Law College. He likes to read about the history of the British monarchy and enjoys cricket, too.
Aaditya is also a poet. However, poetry is more than a mere hobby for the Thackeray scion, who published his first book of poems My Thoughts in White and Black in the year 2007.
He has also written the lyrics of a private album 'Ummeed'.
Much like his father, a professional photographer, Aaditya also takes a liking to photography.
If you have enjoyed the 24X7 open restaurants and malls in Mumbai, you have Aaditya to thank. He put a proposal to revive the city's nightlife in 2015 which was approved by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. However, he doesn't consider himself a "party boy."
The 29-year-old Aaditya is only a first-time MLA, however, he founded the Shiv Sena's youth wing, the Yuva Sena, back in 2010 and serves as its president.
The Yuva Sena has units across Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Bihar and Jammu and Kashmir.
In January last year, he was elevated to the position of Shiv Sena leader.
In 2017, he was elected President of the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA). Earlier this year, he was also elected vice president of the Western India Football Association (WIFA), the governing body of the sport in Maharashtra.
Earlier this month, when Aaditya filed his nomination from the Worli Assembly constituency, he also revealed his assets.
According to his poll affidavit, he has assets worth Rs. 16.05 crore, including seven immovable properties worth Rs. 4.67 crore and bank deposits worth Rs. 10.36 crore.
He also owns a BMW car worth Rs. 6.5 lakh, which was registered in 2010 and purchased in 2019.
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