Mumbai, Oct. 26 -- Nine years after his political launch, Aaditya Thackeray, grandson of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, stood for elections - and won - from Mumbai's Worli constituency. He is the first member of the Thackeray family to have contested an election.

Now, the 29-year-old is at the centre of intense discussions between poll allies, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena, which won 105 seats and 56 seats in the state assembly elections, respectively. He defeated Nationalist Congress Party's Suresh Mane by over 67427 votes - almost 70% of the total votes in the constituency. Together, the allies have comfortably crossed the half-way mark of 144 seats, but the BJP has also got 17 seats lesser than its 2014 tally, while the...