Shilpa C, Student, Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication

After the Shiv Sena, a son has also risen in Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena.

Raj’s son, 18-year-old Amit, made his maiden foray into an election campaign but preferred to remain a mute participant as he joined his father, mother Sharmila and sister Urvashi in the heat and dust of the MNS’s street campaign Monday in Mumbai’s eastern suburbs for the Feb 16 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls.

The road show became an instant showpiece – many thousands of curious Mumbaikars flocked to catch a glimpse as Amit travelled in an open vehicle the whole day.