Following the rout faced by MNS in state Assembly Elections and mass resignation of party workers from the local unit recently, MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday said he will start afresh to strengthen party activities in Nashik.
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.
Once seen as a potential successor, then seen as the party that would destroy the Shiv Sena, Raj Thackeray and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena have effectively been relegated to the scrap heap of Maharashtra politics after the state elections.
The national legal cell of BJP on Friday demanded that the Election Commission of India should revoke the recognition granted to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) for 'hate speeches' made by its leaders during the Maharashtra Assembly poll campaign.
Stage is set for Assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana on Wednesday, one of the biggest electoral tests after the Lok Sabha polls for Narendra Modi, who spearheaded a high-decibel BJP campaign to wrest power from the opposition in what promises to be a close contest.
A public interest litigation filed in the Bombay High Court has sought a direction to the Election Commission to ask Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, his son Aditya and MNS chief Raj Thackeray to disclose their assets in affidavits.
The Bombay High Court on Monday granted anticipatory bail to MNS leader Sudhakar Khade, who is contesting Maharashtra assembly election from Kavathe-Mahakal in Sangli district, in connection with a rape case.
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday attacked senior NCP leader RR Patil for his controversial comment on the criminal background of an MNS candidate who is in the poll fray against Patil in the latter's home turf.
Chairperson of National Commission for Women (NCW), Lalitha Kumaramangalam, on Saturday slammed former Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil for his 'rape after elections' remark and termed it as a 'reprehensible statement'.
MNS president Raj Thackeray on Thursday claimed he was willing to have a tie-up with Shiv Sena for October 15 Maharashtra assembly elections after the latter's alliance with BJP ended, but there was no response.
MNS chief said on Wednesday that as BJP did not have a face in Maharashtra who could get them votes, the party for pushing forward Narendra Modi to get take them home. He also said that if PM Modi was bust campaigning for his party in Haryana and Maharashtra, then when would he run the country.