Rashmi Thackeray is the new editor of the group 'Saamana'

MUMBAI: In a surprising development, the wife of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra was named as the new Editor of '' Group, here on Sunday.

The group, led by Prabodhan Prakashan, includes the flagship newspapers 'Saamana' and 'Dopahar Ka Saamana', often referred to as Shiv Sena Official publications, founded by the late founder Patriarch Sena Balasaheb Thackeray .

Group editor Rajendra M. Bhagwat made an announcement about it in the newspapers on Sunday with the names of the other Trustees such as Subhash R. Desai and Liladhar B. Dake.

When she was contacted, a party leader said that, since she has now been assigned the burdensome responsibility, she will take it seriously, but refused to give more details.

However, the close family confidant and member of Rajya Sabha will continue to be the executive editor of the group and write their famous editions and fiery comments.

While the multi-edition Marathi 'Saamana' was founded on January 23, 1983 with the late Thackeray as editor, the Hindi 'Dopahar Ka Saamana' was launched on February 23, 1993.