Political watchers have dismissed Raj Thackeray’s sudden love for saffron as a political act. But this also being Maharashtra politics, the real question is, “For whose benefit?”
The MNS chief also said that a Ram temple must be constructed at the earliest in Ayodhya.
With a strong NCP led by Sharad Pawar set to dominate the opposition space, the MNC is in real danger of being sidelined as a bit player in Maharashtra politics.
The MNS chief, who had gone quiet after an ED grilling, seems to have set his sights lower this election: he wants to become a ‘credible opposition party’ to the BJP.
The MNS chief’s last public statement came on 22 August when he was grilled by the Enforcement Directorate for over nine hours.
The MNS chief was grilled by ED for over 9 hours as Mumbai remained tense on Thursday
Nitin Gadkari and other BJP-Shiv Sena candidates are wary of what 23 May will bring for them in the state which sends the second highest number of MPs to the Lok Sabha.
Thackeray's party, MNS, is not contesting a single seat in the Lok Sabha election. So why is he travelling around attacking Modi and the BJP?
The decision to withdraw the invitation to Sahgal (91), who was earlier at the forefront of the “award wapsi” campaign, was taken after the MNS threatened to disrupt the function, the organisers said on Sunday.