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Is it 'right time' for Raj Thackeray's son Amit to join politics and save MNS?


Mumbai, Nov 9: At the time when Raj Thackeray led-Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) is at the verge of decimation in its own state, his 21-year-old Amit Thackeray is reportedly taking care of the party's present status.

As per a report published in TOI, Amit Thackeray, who completed his B.Com last year, is taking an active part in the ongoing activities in his father's party.

The report said that the junior Thackeray, who is known to be soft-spoken, has been holding meetings with all the party workers from top to bottom level, to ascertain the reason 'what went wrong' during the recently concluded assembly polls in October.

He has already started to groom himself for the corporate elections in state, that will be held in 2017.

On Wednesday, Nov 5, Amit reportedly met party workers in Dadar, on Thursday, he went to Colaba and Byculla and on Friday he met party workers in Wadala and Sion constituencies.

Even the office-bearers of MNS have praised Amit's way of approaching them and they believe 'his visit will definitely boost their morale'.

Young Amit Thackeray is also known to provide his mobile number and email address to the party workers and he also jots down important points when he meets them.

In July this year, Raj Thackeray had admitted that 'his son Amit will enter politics at the right time'.

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Raj Thackeray led-MNS which was once seen as 'messiah' of Marathi manoos and threat to the existence of Shiv Sena after Bal Thackeray's death is struggling hard to survive in the state politics, after its recent drubbing in assembly polls.

Out of the 288 Assembly seats it contested in the recent polls, MNS managed to win only Junnar (Pune) seat and its vote share fell to just 3 per cent in the state.

MNS had won 13 seats in the 2009 Assembly elections, polling 11.88 per cent of the votes in the 143 seats it had then contested.

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