Raj Thackeray unveiled the new flag, which in the centre bears a 'rajmudra' (royal seal used during the times of warrior King Shivaji), at the MNS's plenary meeting in suburban Goregaon.
Though the exact number of seats MNS will contest is not clear yet, the party sources indicated that it may be around 125 seats.
Sharad Pawar said Ajit Pawar's son told him that the former Maharashtra deputy chief minister was "restless" after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) named the NCP patriarch in a money laundering case.
Speaking at a rally in Mumbai, Amit Shah's speech largely focused on the Centre's decision to scrap Article 370 and the benefits it would accrue to the country and people of Jammu and Kashmir.
MNS Chief Raj Thackeray has been summoned by the ED in connection with its probe into the alleged irregularities relating to loans and equity investment worth over Rs 450 crore by IL&FS in Kohinoor CTNL Infrastructure Company.
MNS chief Raj Thackeray has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with its probe into the alleged irregularities relating to loans and equity investment worth over Rs 450 crore by IL&FS in Kohinoor CTNL Infrastructure Company
The victim, identified as Pravin Chougule, suffered more than 70 per cent burns and succumbed to his injuries before he was admitted to a hospital in Kalwe town.
The ED is investigating purported irregularities of the IL&FS's loan and investments worth over Rs 850 crore in the Joshi-owned Kohinoor CTNL, a realty firm which is building the Kohinoor Squares Tower in Dadar west.
An activist of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has moved a Pune court seeking registration of a case against Union minister Smriti Irani's false information on educational qualifications.
Raj Thackeray said removing BJP chief Amit Shah and Modi from the country's politics was of utmost importance.
The decision to withdraw the invitation to Sahgal (91), who was earlier at the forefront of the "award wapsi" campaign, was taken after a political outfit threatened to disrupt the function, the organisers said on Sunday.
Thackeray further said that if any woman faces something unwarranted, she can approach the MNS for help.
"Ram Mandir should be built but the issue should not be used for the election campaign. The government has done nothing which it can showcase as development work. The issue of Ram mandir is being raised to cover up the failure of the government," he charged.
At least eight MNS workers were arrested in this connection, a senior police official said.
In an hour-long speech, the MNS chief also warned about attempts by certain elements to spark nation-wide riots in future.
All opposition parties should come together to get rid of the BJP-led NDA government to ensure a "Modi-mukt Bharat", he said.
The workers of the Raj Thackeray-led party also raised slogans against Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam.
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