Mumbai: Bank deposits worth crores of rupees, a recently-purchased BMW car, a white-plated gold bracelet with 555 sparkling diamonds and agriculture land across Maharashtra. This, in a nutshell, is what 29-year-old Shiv Sena leader and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray — the first from the Thackeray family to enter the electoral fray — has declared as assets.
Aaditya filed his nomination from Mumbai’s Worli assembly constituency Thursday morning in a grand show of strength by Shiv Sena workers and leaders. He declared a total assets worth Rs 16.05 crore — Rs 11.38 crore movable assets and Rs 4.67 as the current market value of his immovable assets.
Before leaving home, Matoshree in suburban Bandra, to file his nomination, Aaditya posted a photo on his Twitter account in which he is seen bowing down before a photograph of his grandfather and Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, and taking his blessings.
Sena workers and leaders led a road show, holding cut-outs of Aaditya’s face with several women dressed in traditional nine-yard sarees and shouting slogans in his support, while his parents, Uddhav and Rashmi Thackeray, reached the Worli election office before their son.
“We have had a tradition of serving people and I am glad that our next generation is doing the same. Until now, we had thought that we should not contest elections, but this is a new thought by the new young generation…I want to thank everyone for supporting Aaditya and showering their love and blessings on him,” said Sena president Uddhav Thackeray.
With this, Aaditya also becomes the first member of his family to publicly declare his assets.
Bank deposits and diamonds
According to his affidavit, Aaditya, who declared an annual income of Rs 26.3 lakh in 2018-19, owns Rs 11.38 crore movable property, a bulk of which has been parked in various bank deposits.
His bank deposits account for Rs 10.36 crore of his movable wealth, with Rs 5.79 crore saved in five bank accounts and Rs 4.57 crore in three fixed deposits.
Besides, the Yuva Sena chief has diamond, silver and gold jewellery worth Rs 64.65 lakh, which includes a white-plated gold bracelet with 555 diamonds worth Rs 2.53 lakh. Twenty-four karat gold coins and bars, and silverware make up for another Rs 62.11 lakh.
Land, shares and a BMW car
The young Thackeray also has investments in shares, bonds and mutual funds worth Rs 20.39 lakh across companies and banks such as IDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Jindal Saw, Tata Motors, Zen Technology and Gayatri Projects Ltd, among others.
The arts and law graduate has also declared a BMW car under his ownership, purchased in 2019 and registered in 2010. But, according to his affidavit, the value of the BMW car is just Rs 6.50 lakh.
Among immovable assets, Aaditya does not own any non-agricultural land or residential buildings, but has five agriculture land parcels gifted to him by his father.
These parcels, altogether worth Rs 77.66 lakh, are all located at Bilawale village in Raigad district’s Khalapur taluka. His mother has gifted him a commercial property, worth Rs 89.40 lakh, in Kalyan taluka’s Thakurli village.
He owns another commercial property worth Rs 3 crore on Ghodbunder Road in Thane, which he purchased on 11 September this year.
Besides the Thackeray scion’s personal assets worth Rs 16.05 crore, the electoral debutant has also declared his Hindu Undivided Family holdings to be Rs 1.64 crore movable assets.
The affidavit states that he has no liabilities or criminal cases against him.