The ever-controversial Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray blessed his son Amit and soon-to-be daughter-in-law Mitali Borude as they got engaged in a small function attended by close family and friends at Tote On The Turf, Mahalaxmi racecourse today. Thackeray chose the date of the engagement as December 11 as it is also the wedding anniversary of Thackeray and his wife Sharmila.
The engagement was a low-key affair as only 60-70 people attended the event. The only political leaders present were Nitin Sardesai, Bala Nandgaonkar and Rajan Shirodkar. Shiv Sena chief and cousin Uddhav Thackeray and his family were missing from the event. It is speculated that Thackeray did not invite his cousin as he is upset with Sena for the recent poaching of MNS corporators in the Mumbai civic body.
On the other hand, Smita Thackeray, ex-wife of Uddhav’s brother Jaidev Thackeray, and their son Rahul attended the engagement.
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Thackeray’s son Amit, who is a commerce graduate from DG Ruparel College and Mitali, who is a close friend of his sister Urvashi, have known each other for more than nine years. Mithali has a clothes label called The Rack, which she launched a few years back.
Sporting a deep blue kurta and embroidered jacket, Amit said: “Mitali has designed and stitched the clothes herself.” While talking about the wedding plans, Mitali said, “It takes a lot of preparation, so there is some time for that.”
Amit was soft-launched into politics during the 2014 Maharashtra assembly elections by his father, when Raj held road shows in Mumbai. Amit had started a Facebook page during the 2017 civic polls, to interact with voters and woo the younger voters. However, Thackeray might launch Amit into politics soon, in order to resuscitate the MNS’ dwindling popularity.
Presently, Amit’s biggest competition is his own cousin, Aditya Thackeray, Uddhav Thackeray’s son and the leader of Yuva Sena.Read More