Mumbai, Oct. 23 -- Dragged into controversies on social media over the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput and Palghar mob lynching, the Shiv Sena has planned an aggressive counter - cadre and members of the youth wing, Yuva Sena, as social media coordinators who will "organically" fight Opposition's "bots".

The party has already appointed 36 such coordinators for Mumbai and will appoint at least one person as the social media coordinator in each of the 288 Assembly constituencies by mid-November, a functionary involved in the appointments said.

Party functionaries point out that the idea to give a structure to the social media department was the brainchild of Sena leader and Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray.

"Initially it (social ...