Road Runner’s Day Out
The Shiv Sena-run civic body is under fire for the terrible condition of roads in Mumbai, and it has the party’s wannabe enfant terrible and bossman’s son Aditya Thackeray worried. The man-boy vented on Facebook, “Dear all, may be this is odd, as normally the custom with politicians is to run away or be silent during issues. But here I am with you, as I face the same problems as you do. I am no politician, I’m only a youngster trying to raise a voice and get things done....” So far, so good. But then he “explains” why it’s been hard for the civic body to deliver on durable roads. If the young ’un is to be believed, even more powers to the mayor (and not the state government) to run the city is the final solution. Thackeray Jr also attended a ‘pothole-filling’ session with father Uddhav, who chose an easier way out to explain the mess—a simple apology.