Rashmi Thackeray, wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, on Sunday was appointed Editor of Saamana, the Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece, IANS reported. Party MP Sanjay Raut will continue to serve as the executive editor of the newspaper.
In November, Uddhav Thackeray stepped down as the editor of the newspaper after he took oath as chief minister. This was done in order to avoid any conflict of interest since the newspaper receives advertisements from the government, an unidentified Shiv Sena leader told The Indian Express. He had been the editor of the Marathi daily since 2012 when he took over the post from his father and Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray.
The announcement of Rashmi Thackeray’s appointment was made by Saamana Group Publisher Rajendra M Bhagwat in Mumbai, The Times of India reported. Her name also appeared as the editor on the print line in Sunday’s edition of the newspaper.