New Delhi: As Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray made his wife Rashmi Thackeray the editor of Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece Saamana, Sanjay Raut, who has been handling the responsibility since Uddhav Thackeray became the CM, will continue with his fiery editorials and comments. The change of guard was announced on the newspaper on Sunday. Also Read - 'Where Was Amit Shah When Delhi Was Burning,' Asks Shiv Sena

The association of Saamana and Shiv Sena goes back a long way in history when the newspaper was founded in 1988, while the party was founded in 1966. Saamna was launched on Bal Thackeray’s birthday on January 23 and he was the editor till 2012. After his death, Uddhav became the chief editor and named Bal Thackeray as the founder editor. After Uddhav became the CM, Sanjay Raut became the executive editor. However, since Balasaheb’s time, Sanjay Raut has been penning many of the editorials. He will remain the executive editor. The editorials, in recent past, played a significant role in Shiv Sena walking out of the NDA and forging an unlikely tie with the Congress and the NCP. Soon after the results of the Maharashtra Assembly Election 2019, the editorials started dropping ample hints that the Shiv Sena would not dither to walk out of its alliance with the BJP if it does not get the CM post. Also Read - Trump's Visit Won't Make 'an Iota of Difference' in Lives of Poor: Shiv Sena on US President's India Visit



Apart from Saamana, the group Prabodhan Prakashan also brings out Dopahar Ka Saamana. Prabodhan Prakashan Private Limited is a non-government company incorporated on September 4, 1998. Also Read - Rival NCP Factions Faceoff in Aurangabad Even as Party Bickers With Ally Shiv Sena Over Bhima Koregaon, NPR