"When it comes to the party, my father relates to me as the Shiv Sena chief, but at home we're father and son. It's the same for Raj and me," wrote Sena's new executive president Uddhav Thackeray in the party mouthpiece, Saamna.
It's been a month since Thackeray's low-profile son inherited the second-in-command's mantle, but the 'Raj Thackeray question' keeps popping up. At every press briefing, Uddhav is asked about the strained relationship with his spitfire cousin—who the rank and file have long considered Thackeray's heir. Now Uddhav has used Saamna to rub in the truth: when it comes to the party, Raj must learn to heed him.