Raj Thackeray was born on June 14, 1968. The Mumbai-based politician is the nephew of the late Bal Thackeray, Shiv Sena Founder and Supremo. Raj was trained under his uncle and expected to take over the reins of the Shiv Sena, but was reportedly shunned for Senior Thackeray’s son Uddhav Thackeray.

Raj Thackeray went ahead and launched his own political party, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), and is now in the reckoning to become the next chief minister of the Indian state of Maharashtra if he attains a majority in the forthcoming Legislative Assembly Elections 2014.

On Raj Thackeray’s birthday, we share his interview with Rajat Sharma on India TV‘s popular show Aap Ki Adalat where he revealed his political aspirations. Watch full interview video below!