The MNS is contesting from 104 seats and will have to win in double digits to dent the BJP substantially for it to remain in the reckoning even after the elections.
Addressing a rally in Pune, Thackeray said," Looking at the condition of Maharashtra, the state needs a strong opposition which will not bend and crawl before the government."
Thackeray also targeted Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam over the felling of trees in Aarey. "Kadam was the environment minister. What did he do to stop the tree cutting," he said.
Raj Thackeray, who had carried out a vigorous campaign against the BJP during the Lok Sabha elections, was questioned by the ED in a money laundering case earlier this month
Raj Thackeray is presented with an opportunity that his uncle had decades back — to play the victim card. Being the alleged target of the ruling dispensation and being ‘attacked’ by the Centre offers that opportunity.
The MNS leader reached the ED office at 11.25 am and walked out at 8.15 pm.
Police personnel have been deployed in Dadar area in central Mumbai and other places where MNS has stronghold, to maintain law and order, an official said
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had warned, “If people take law in their hands, the government will take action”
The investigation agency is probing alleged irregularities relating to loans and equity investment worth over Rs 450 crore by IL&FS group in Kohinoor CTNL Infrastructure Co
Thackeray's statement comes days after he welcomed the scrapping of the special provisions of Article 370 and called it as an "exceptional decision".
Pawar said seat-sharing talks will be completed and the constituency-wise list of candidates will be readied in the next few days.
Raj Thackeray believes that his campaign during the Lok Sabha elections, where he singularly focused on targeting Narendra Modi and the BJP, is a testament of his sincerity and this will convince the scattered opposition parties to unite.
They exchanged views on the political situation in the state in view of the upcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra
The meeting, which took place at Pawar's residence here Monday evening, lasted about 45 minutes, NCP sources said May 29.
Amit Shah pulled all the warring factions of the BJP and the allies together, and the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Yojana seems to have blunted the edge of the farmers’ anger to give the NDA an edge.
The stakes are very high for all political parties with too little time to shake off their campaign boots as in a few months’ time the model code of conduct will come into effect.
During an election rally, Modi said Rajiv Gandhi was termed as "Mr. Clean by his courtiers, but died as corrupt no 1."
Of the six Mumbai seats, the saffron allies are contesting three each and while a few months back all six were for the BJP-Sena to take, later Mumbai became an uphill task and evened up a bit in favour of the Congress-NCP.
Though the MNS is not contesting the Lok Sabha elections, Thackeray held at least ten rallies in Maharashtra last month, attacking the BJP governments at the Centre and the state and asking people not to vote for the saffron party.
Sharad Pawar's acceptability to all political parties and his formidable networking skills is what makes him a bête noire for the BJP.
Thackeray is holding rallies across Maharashtra, 'fact-checking' Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speeches and his government's claims, and asking people not to vote for the BJP.
The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena is not even contesting this general election but still its leader is busy holding rallies against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP.
MNS chief Raj Thackeray continued his diatribe against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah, and appealed to people to ensure that they did not remain in power after the Lok Sabha election.
Addressing a poll rally in Solapur district of Maharashtra, he called the prime minister "shameless" for seeking votes in the name of jawans without acknowledging their sacrifice.
No case was registered against the party workers whereas the victim was booked over defamation charges.