Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray’s son Amit, 25, got engaged to fashion designer and long-time girlfriend Mitali Borude in a private ceremony at Tote On The Turf, Mahalaxmi racecourse, on Monday afternoon.
The date of the engagement, December 11, was chosen as it is also the wedding anniversary of Thackeray and his wife Sharmila.
At the small function attended by close family and friends, notably absent was Thackeray’s cousin and political rival Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and his family.
Speculation is rife that Thackeray did not invite his cousin as he is upset with the Sena’s recent poaching of MNS corporators in the Mumbai civic body.
Smita Thackeray, ex-wife of Uddhav’s brother Jaidev Thackeray, and their son Rahul attended the engagement.
With just 60 to 70 people attending the event, it was a low-key affair, and the only political leaders present were Nitin Sardesai, Bala Nandgaonkar and Rajan Shirodkar.