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.

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.

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.

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.

`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).

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.

Ghaziabad court issues non-bailable warrant against Raj Thackeray

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

Congress questions Modi`s `silence` on anti-Gujarati` drive by MNS

Opposition Congress on Saturday questioned Narendra Modi`s "silence" over "anti-Gujarati" campaign by MNS chief Raj Thackeray in Maharashtra and accused the BJP`s prime ministerial nominee of doing compromises for the sake of attaining power.

My support to Narendra Modi as India`s next PM is unconditional: Raj Thackeray

Extending his unequivocal support to Narendra Modi, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray said on Monday that he was not looking for any Cabinet berth.

Raj Thackeray rakes up sons-of-soil issue in Kalyan LS seat

Raising his pitch against "outsiders", MNS chief Raj Thackeray has said that Thane district is witnessing a mass influx of people who indulge in "illegal" activities.

Nashik civic chief transferred for alleged poll code violation

Nashik Municipal Corporation Commissioner Sanjay Khandare has been transferred on the recommendation of the Election Commission of India following complaints against him for allegedly taking some decisions in favour of a political party.

Mumbai South Central seat: MNS may dent Cong, Sena`s prospects

The South Central Mumbai constituency is likely to see the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena playing a crucial role when it goes to polls on April 24 amid a three-cornered contest.

FIR against Raj Thackeray for making provocative statement

Yavatmal: An FIR was registered against MNS chief Raj Thackeray for allegedly making a provocative statement at an election rally held here in support of his party candidate, police said on Saturday.

Actor-filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar files nomination papers

Actor-filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar, fielded by the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) from the Mumbai North West Lok Sabha seat, was among the six nominees who filed their nomination papers here today, official sources said.

War of words continues as Uddhav accuses Raj of backstabbing Bal Thackeray

A day after Raj Thackeray targeted Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, the latter has hit back at the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief, accusing him of backstabbing late Bal Thackeray.

MNS chief says BJP leaders wanted him not to contest LS polls

MNS chief Raj Thackeray said on Monday night that BJP leaders Nitin Gadkari and Gopinath Munde had approached him with a request not to contest Lok Sabha elections.

MNS nominee meets Antulay to seek blessings for LS poll

MNS` South Mumbai constituency nominee Bala Nandgaonkar met veteran Congress leader and former Maharashtra chief minister AR Antulay to seek his support for the Lok Sabha elections.