Nagpur/Mumbai: With the elevation of Yuva Sena President Aaditya Thackeray as ‘party leader’, he has emerged as the No. 2 leader of Shiv Sena. The elevation decision was taken in the party’s national executive meeting held at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium at Worli on Tuesday , January 23, the birth anniversary of Sena supremo late Balasaheb Thackeray.
The current party chief Uddhav Thackeray will be the party chief as no other name would be proposed for the post.
Aditya is likely to be bestowed with important tasks in run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He could play a major role and will have a say while discussing the strategy for the next Assembly election scheduled in 2019 as well.
The post of the ‘party leader’ is treated as a very important seat after party chief.
The other ‘party leaders’ are:
Apart from Aditya, the other ‘party leaders’ are Manohar Joshi, Sudhir Joshi, Liladhar Dhake, Subhash Desai, Ramdas Kadam, Sanjay Raut, Diwakar Raote, Gajanan Kirtikar, Eknath Shinde, Anant Gite, Anand Adsul and Chandrakant Khaire.
The deputy party leaders:
The deputy party leaders are Arvind Sawant, Ravindra Mirlekar, Anant Tare, Vishwanath Nerurkar, Suryakant Mahadik, Vinod Ghosalkar, Gulabrao Patil, Babanrao Gholap, Anil Rathod, Ashok Shinde, Dr Neelam Gorhe, Yashwant Jadhav, Vishakah Raut, Meena Kambli, Vijay Kadam, Amol Kolhe, Suhas Samant, Nitin Bangude Patil, Vitthal Gaekwad, and Raghunath Kuchik.
The secretaries are Anil Desai, Vinayak Raut, Adesh Bandekar, Milind Narvekar, and Suraj Chavan.
The coordinators are Ravindra Mirlekar (North Maharashtra, Pune), Vishwanath Nerurkar (Marathwada, Ahmednagar, Solapur) and Dagdu Sapkal (Western Maharashtra).
The spokespersons are Arvind Sawant, Neelam Gorhe, Manisha Kayande, Dr Amol Kolhe and Adv Anil Parab.