Aditya Thackeray asks party workers to refrain from erecting hoardings wishing him birthday messages.
Often one can find huge hoardings where party workers wish political leaders on the occasion of their birthdays.
Citizens have complained about the hoardings which deface the city, obstruct the movement of vehicles and causing inconvenience to pedestrians. However, this time Aditya Thackeray’s birthday hoardings won’t be visible on the city streets. He has asked his party workers to refrain from erecting his posters and banners in the city. Aditya wants the city to remain clutter free sans posters. He has planned to celebrate a silent birthday and will only seek blessings of elderly party workers and family members.
Ahead of his 24th birthday, Aditya Thackeray has written to supporters with guidelines for celebrations.
Aditya, who is chief of the Sena’s youth wing, writes, “Please do not put up any illegal hoardings or banners anywhere.” Instead, he says, on his birthday on Friday, “I will be home to meet everyone from 10 am to 6 pm and accept your love and blessings.”
His note specifies, “Please do not distribute ANY kind of food (Sweets, fruits or anything else.)… food poisoning is something that can happen to anyone, especially during monsoons.”
According to sources from Shiv Sena, “This time we will be merely wishing Aditya on the occasion of his birthday and we will avoid all the extravagant celebrations. It would be an occasion were party workers will meet and bless Aditya”
Earlier MNS supremo Raj Thackeray had instructed his party workers to refrain from erecting his birthday hoardings on the occasion of his birthday. He had asked them to work for the welfare of people instead of trying to garner publicity.
The BMC had announced a stricter policy for putting up hoardings, and banners in the metropolis. The High Court also had ordered the civic authority to ensure that unauthorised hoardings are removed from across the city.
The new policy bans all kinds of political banners, including those wishing leaders on their birthdays. It allows registration of a police complaint against the offenders. Despite this directive, several banners are visible in the city. Mumbaikars have constantly taken up arms against the menace of ugly hoardings.
Expressing displeasure over the increasing number of illegal hoardings in the state, the HC had asked the BMC to pull down all posters obstructing the smooth flow of traffic.