Raj Thackeray makes U-turn, says won`t contest Maharashtra polls

In a dramatic U-turn, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday announced he won`t contest the Assembly elections scheduled for October.

I won`t contest Maharashtra Assembly elections: Raj Thackeray

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday said that he has now decided not to contest the Maharashtra Assembly Polls.

Modi should be given time to perform: Raj Thackeray

MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday said people of the country have reposed faith in Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections and he should be given some time to perform.

Anti-Bihari remarks: HC extends stay on NBWs against MNS chief

Delhi High Court on Monday extended its earlier order staying NBWs against MNS chief Raj Thackeray till August 31 in cases lodged against him for allegedly making anti-Bihari remarks in 2008.

Force-feeding row wouldn`t have erupted if staffer was Hindu: Raj Thackeray

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Thursday came to the defence of beleaguered Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare and said he felt that the controversy over force-feeding of a Maharashtra Sadan staffer shouldn`t have been made into an issue of religion.

Didn`t mock Modi, just pointed out trends on social media: Raj

MNS chief Raj Thackeray today rejected reports claiming he had mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he was only pointing at the "changing trend" of social media in recent comments made to his party`s supporters.

My son not a rocket to be launched, says Raj Thackeray

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray Friday rubbished reports that his son would join politics with the party`s student wing serving as a launch-pad, saying his son was "not a rocket to be launched".

Raj Thackeray mocks Narendra Modi

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray, who was all praises for Narendra Modi before elections, was now heard poking fun at the Prime Minister.

Maharashtra Government revises toll policy

Maharashtra Government Monday night revised its toll policy, under which road projects to be completed with budgetary provisions will not attract levy, a politically sensitive issue which has attracted a lot of attention ahead of the Assembly polls.

Rakhi Sawant joins RPI, challenges Raj Thackeray

Bollywood actress Rakhi Sawant Saturday joined the Republican Party of India (RPI) as the national executive president of its women`s wing.

Rakhi Sawant joins RPI, says ready to fight against MNS chief

After her miserable electoral debut in Lok Sabha elections, Bollywood starlet Rakhi Sawant today joined Ramdas Athawale-led RPI and said she would not hesitate to contest the upcoming assembly polls against MNS chief Raj Thackeray.

Uddhav Thackeray to be Shiv Sena`s CM candidate: Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena on Thursday announced its supremo Uddhav Thackeray as the party`s CM candidate in Assembly polls to be held later this year.

Non-bailable warrant against MNS chief

A court here today issued a fresh non-bailable warrant against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president Raj Thackeray for not appearing before it in connection with a case relating to his alleged inflammatory speech against the people of Bihar.

`Toilet trouble` for MNS chief Raj Thackeray

While all politicians like to be seen everywhere ahead of elections, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray is unhappy with a poster of his put atop an air-conditioned toilet in Kandivli (East).

Raj Thackeray comes out in support of Campa Cola residents

Calling the action against residents of illegal flats in Worli`s Campa Cola compound as "unjust", MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Tuesday said the builders and authorities concerned who are responsible for such unauthorised structures should be punished and sent to jail.

Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar announces closure of 44 toll booths

Maharasthra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Monday announced the closure of 44 toll booths out of total 166 in the state immediately.

Raj Thackeray projects himself as CM candidate in Maharashtra

Undaunted by the political drubbing in the recent Lok Sabha elections, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray projected himself as a chief minister for the ensuing assembly elections in Maharashtra.

Raj Thackeray to make his electoral debut in assembly polls

After the drubbing his party received in Lok Sabha elections, MNS president Raj Thackeray today announced he and his party would contest the assembly elections in Maharashtra due later this year.

Maha polls: BJP scoffs at MNS` move to project Raj as CM nominee

The BJP on Saturday ridiculed the move of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) to project its party head Raj Thackeray as the chief ministerial nominee for the state Assembly elections this year, employing the Narendra Modi gambit.

Inspired by BJP`s Modi gambit, MNS may project Raj Thackeray for CM

Leaders of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Thursday said they were in favour of projecting the party president Raj Thackeray as the Chief Ministerial nominee ahead of the coming Assembly elections in Maharashtra.