- Aaditya Thackeray, the son of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackray and the first in his family to contest elections, today suggested if any government or political party succeeds in delivery of services to the people, there would be no need for distributing “sops” when elections come.
- The delivery of services, particularly preventive healthcare, are things that “really matter”, he said today at NDTV’s “Swasthagraha” — the 12-hour telethon with for a healthy India with iconic actor Amitabh Bachchan.
- Mr Thackeray is contesting the coming Maharashtra assembly elections from Worli, a party stronghold in Mumbai.
- The Sena and the BJP have worked out a seat sharing deal, sources said, under which the Sena gets the post of the Deputy Chief Minister and fewer seat than ally BJP, which also gets the top post. On Saturday, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said they are still working on the number of seats each party should get.
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