No alliance with BJP, Sena on cards: Raj Thackeray

MNS president Raj Thackeray ruled out the possibility of any tie-up with Shiv Sena and BJP, a day after Sena chief Bal Thackeray put to rest speculations of a tripartite alliance of the three parties.

Updated: Feb 16, 2011, 17:56 PM IST

Nashik: MNS president Raj Thackeray on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of any tie-up with Shiv Sena and
BJP, a day after Sena chief Bal Thackeray put to rest
speculations of a tripartite alliance of the three parties.

"We have no intention to form alliance," Raj said here.
BJP stalwart Gopinath Munde created a stir last week by
saying that a tripartite alliance of Shiv Sena, BJP and MNS
was needed to pull down the ruling Congress-NCP combine.

He was speaking in the context of MNS dividing votes of
the saffron alliance during last Assembly polls which could be
avoided with the new formula.

Sena supremo Bal Thackeray had said in the editorial in
party mouthpiece Samana yesterday that no "Zandu Balm" - MNS
- was needed for the alliance.
Talking to reporters here, the MNS chief said in the same
vein that not "Munni" (referring to the song in the movie
Dabangg) but "Munde" got bad name (badnaam) in the process.

He also said his appeal to Marathi youth to appear for
railway recruitment exam has succeeded, as over 1.65 lakh
applications were received at MNS headquarters alone.

Raj is in Nashik to discuss strategy for the upcoming
civic elections in the city with the party workers.

PTI