Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Three ancestors of Thackerays vote in Mumbai

MUMBAI: The ailing Shiv Sena baton Bal Thackeray, who has steered the advance of Mumbai backroom for decades, stepped out of his home Matohshree

in Bandra East about 10.15 a.m. to go to a polling berth in Kherwardi and casting his vote as huge crowds looked on.

Thackeray, in his attenuate outing, was accompanied by his son, Shiv Sena controlling admiral Uddhav, daughter-in-law Rashmi, grandson Aditya and added affair leaders.

Shortly afterwards arising from the polling station, a breakable Thackeray, 80, smiled at the crowds and aloft his larboard forefinger to announce that he had casting his vote - the aboriginal time back the 2004 elections.

Later, as camera crews jostled with anniversary added and amidst bound security, Thackeray interacted with his well-wishers, supporters and alike adored some affair activists.

Before actuality apprenticed home, Thackeray went on his aboriginal joyride on the Bandra-Worli sea link.

Barely six kilometres away, to the south, Thackeray's conflicting nephew Raj Thackeray and his wife Sharmila additionally casting their votes at a polling base abreast Shivaji Park in Dadar.

Earlier, Raj - arch of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) which is giving a boxy claiming to accessory Uddhav's Shiv Sena - paid a quick appointment to the acclaimed Siddhivinayak Temple at Prabhadevi to pray.

Another affiliate of the Thackeray clan, Shalini Thackeray, wife of Raj's accessory Jeetendra, additionally casting her vote in Andheri constituency. She is battling on a MNS admission from Andheri west