Mumbai: Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Aaditya Thackeray’s close aide Rrahul Narain Kanal on Saturday joined Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena. Kanal is popular in Bandra and is considered to be close to Aaditya since Yuva Sena was formed over 10 years ago.
Rahul Kanal is a restaurateur and a known name among Bollywood circles. Rahul claims Bandra’s Bhaijaanz café which was named after Salman Khan. Rahul Kanal runs NGO I Love Mumbai. He was a legal administrator of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust.
Rahul Kanal’s relationship with Sena (unified) began with Yuva Sena and for the beyond 10 years, he was with Yuva Sena driven by Aaditya Thackeray.
Reports said Rahul Kanal was additionally getting ready to challenge the Gathering political race from Bandra West.
The developments started a few days ago when Rahul Kanal left the WhatsApp group of the Yuva Sena core committee. Yuva Sena then suspended all office bearers from Bandra West including Kanal.
Rahul Kanal came on the radar of the income tax department and his residence was searched last year.