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Will Raj Thackeray's Aggressive Stance Against PM Modi Benefit Him In Assembly Polls?

Raj Thackeray’s aggressive stance against Modi is aimed at a windfall in the assembly polls

Crowd-Puller Photograph by Apoorva Salkade

  • Raj Thackeray has garnered more eyeballs and more YouTube views than most senior leaders of any other party in Maharashtra.
  • Raj plans to address around 10 to 12 of these public meetings where he tears into the promises made by Modi.
  • Raj Thackeray’s bravado and aggression comes in the midst of one of the biggest crisis faced by his party, the MNS.

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Last week BJP leader Vinod Tawde approached the Election Commission seeking a look into the funding of MNS chief Raj Thackeray’s campaign, which is sharply directed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah. “If his party is not contesting, then who is funding its rallies?” asked Tawde. With just two rallies ­under his belt, Thackeray has garnered more eyeballs and more YouTube views than most senior leaders of any other party in Maharashtra. Thackeray’s campaign for a “Modi-Shah Mukt Bharat” is set to help the opposition in the state, i.e. Congress and NCP, though he has not gone for any alliance.

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