Political analysts in Maharashtra view the recent meeting between senior Congress leader Narayan Rane and MNS chief Raj Thackeray as a politically strategic move to checkmate Shiv Sena's growing influence in Konkan region of the state.
The Delhi High Court on Friday sought a response of the Centre on a plea seeking a direction to implead the government in cases related to MNS chief Raj Thackeray's prosecution for allegedly making anti-Bihari remarks in 2008.
A day after Congress stalwart Narayan Rane was trounced in the Bandra East Assembly byelection, Shiv Sena MP Vinayak Raut on Thursday claimed that after leaving the party in 2005, Rane was in talks with MNS President Raj Thackeray to float a new party.
Delhi High Court on Thursday asked MNS chief Raj Thackeray to refrain from making statements against non-Maharashtrian people, as it reserved order on his plea for quashing of summons issued against him for allegedly making a hate speech in 2012.
Police custody of former MNS city President Sumit Khambekar and ex-BJP Corporator Agha Khan, arrested for releasing hazardous chemicals in a river here, was today extended till Saturday by a court here.
Former Maharashtra home minister RR Patil, who passed away on Monday due to oral cancer, had an astounding political career. However, his name, along with the accomplishments in his political career, was also associated with several controversies.
MNS chief Raj Thackeray's cartoon ridiculing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah over their party's humiliating rout in the Delhi Assembly polls has invited sharp rebuke from the saffron party.
As four senior leaders from Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) today joined the ruling BJP, party chief Raj Thackeray met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis earlier in the day, reportedly worried over the defections.
Senior NCP leader and former Shiv Sainik Chhagan Bhujbal on Monday said Sena president Uddhav Thackeray and MNS chief Raj Thackeray's possible reunion will become a force to reckon with in Maharashtra politics if the estranged cousins decide to bury their differences and come together.
MNS chief Raj Thackeray, whose party suffered a rout in the recently held Maharashtra Assembly polls following which some of its key leaders resigned, has said that he has accepted all resignations submitted to him.