Incomplete statement of Uddhav Thackrey on his son’s CM post is reported by news outlets.


I want to make my son, Aditya Thackeray, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Uddhav Thackarey, reported by New 24 and Sabse Tej Khabar

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A news card from News 24 is purporting on X (formerly Twitter), and the news card mentioned Uddhav Thackrey’s statement that “I want to make my son Aditya Thackeray the Chief Minister of Maharashtra”. It is widely shared, and many social media users are criticizing Uddhav Thackrey for his statement that he wants to make his son CM.

Even the news Sabse Tej Khabar page shared the same Uddhav statement.

Many Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters also shared the same claims, which can be seen here, here, here, and here.

What is the Truth?  

We ran a keyword search and found the full statement reported by many media outlets including Times Now on March 8, 2024, titled ‘Lok Sabha election not like BCCI…’Uddhav Thackrey’s dig at Amit Shah over ‘Parivarvaad’ allegations’

The Times Now article mentioned the full statement of Uddhav Thackrey that he said Speaking to the matter of Aaditya Thackeray being Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray explained that such choices are not comparable to those made by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), referencing the fact that Jay Shah, the son of Amit Shah, was named president of the BCCI. Thackeray emphasized that Aaditya will need the people’s support in order to become the Chief Minister.

“Alright, I would like to designate Aaditya as CM, but it would only be possible if you all wanted him to be CM. First of all, appointing him as CM differs from the BCCI, where Amit Shah appointed his son Jay Shah as president,” he remarked.

Additionally, we found MP Priyanka Chaturvedi also tweeted and gave clarification related to an incomplete statement of Uddhav Thackrey, which has been reported and shared by news outlets.

Furthermore, we also searched for Uddhav Thackeray’s full statement video, and we found it in the ShivSena (UBT) official YouTube channel from timestamp 55:19 to 56:20. Uddhav Thackrey replied to Amit Shah’s remark that Shah needs to understand the constitutional process.


The claim that Uddhav Thackrey wants to make his son as the CM is fabricated and falsely shared.

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