Maharashtra Navnirman Sena

  • Amid political chaos in Maharashtra, Uddhav calls up estranged cousin Raj 5 days ago

    Mumbai: A day after ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to an end, there are reports that Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray called up his estranged cousin and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray to enquire about his ill health. While the timing of the call is speculative...
  • Raj Thackeray to contest Maharashtra Assembly elections June 1, 2014

    With Maharashtra going to polls later this year, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Chief Raj Thackeray has said he will contest the Assembly elections and will become the chief minister if his party gets a majority. The remarks came after his cousin and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray made a similar announcement. ...
  • Mahesh Manjrekar: Won't be acting anymore for now, but the filmmaker in me won't be out of work May 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmakeractor Mahesh Manjrekar's decision to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Mumbai NorthWest as Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) candidate may have surprised everyone except the filmmaker himself. He says it was not an "overnight" decision. "It isn't an overnight decision," said Manjrekar who claims that he has known Raj Thackeray...
  • PIL over missing names in Mumbai voters list likely to be filed today April 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbaibased lawyer Mohan Jaykar is likely to file a PIL seeking investigation into missing names on the voter list in Mumbai on Tuesday. A campaign 'I am a deleted voter' has been started and affidavits collected through the campaign will be produced to back the PIL. The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena too...
  • Missing names from voters list: MNS submits memorandum to poll officer April 26, 2014

    Mumbai: After thousands of Mumbaikars complained that their names were missing from the voters list, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has submitted a memorandum to state electoral officer stating that several names were missing from the voters list. The party is also mulling the option of filing a PIL in the...
  • Raj Thackeray backs Modi for PM, sticks to his anti-North Indian stand April 18, 2014

    Mumbai: An extremely aggressive and combative Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray stuck to his stand of supporting Narendra Modi for the post of prime ministership but added that his party will never back the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The politician whose main agenda is to target North Indians and...
  • MNS was close to reaching a deal with BJP, hints Nitin Gadkari March 28, 2014

    Days after the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena alliance trouble, BJP leader Nitin Gadkari has now hinted that Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray was very close to signing a deal with the BJP. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Gadkari stopped short of saying that with Shiv Sena's strong displeasure, the talks with...
  • Nitish Kumar takes to Facebook, slams BJP for joining hands with MNS March 10, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is using Facebook to target his friend-turned-foe BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. In his latest post, Nitish Kumar has criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for joining hands with Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS). "Any one, who joined hands with those who insulted Bihar, I have...
  • Nitish slams BJP for hobnobbing with MNS in Maharashtra March 10, 2014

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday slammed BJP for hobnobbing with Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) in Maharashtra saying the people of Bihar will reject the party's collusive politics of communalism and regional chauvinism. "Bihar mein hunkar and Maharashtra me abhaar (roar in Bihar and thanks giving in Maharashtra)," Kumar said on...
  • MNS to fight against Shiv Sena but maintains support for Modi March 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Ending days of speculation after Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nitin Gadkari appealed to him not to split the anti-Congress vote, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday refused to oblige by announcing his first list of Lok Sabha candidates. Though he maintained that the party will back Narendra...
  • Mahesh Manjrekar to contest Lok Sabha elections as MNS candidate March 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor-filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar Sunday announced he will contest the Lok Sabha election from Mumbai North-West as a Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) candidate. "I got a call from (MNS chief) Raj (Thackeray), and I am very happy today," Manjrekar told IANS. He said "this is the right time" to plunge into...
  • Shiv Sena warns BJP, says meeting Raj Thackeray a threat to alliance March 4, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nitin Gadkari met Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray, the Shiv Sena has warned the BJP. The Shiv Sena has said that any talks with the MNS will affect the BJP-Sena alliance. "If our ally praises NCP, Congress it is detrimental to our...
  • BJP tries damage control after meet with MNS, Sena reportedly upset March 4, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party is trying to balance its allies' concerns after its meeting with Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray. Maharashtra BJP President Devendra Fadnavis held a meeting with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday night. This came amidst reports that the Shiv Sena is unhappy about...
  • Shiv Sena calls MNS's toll tax agitation a 'drama by CongressNCP' February 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Attacking the Raj Thackerayled MNS (Maharashtra Navnirman Sena) for its agitation againt toll tax, the Shiv Sena said it was just a publicity stunt. In an editorial written in the party mouthpiece Saamana, the Shiv Sena has alleged that Raj Thackeray's toll agitation is nothing but a drama scripted...
  • Maharashtra government to bring new toll collection policy in 2 weeks February 13, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after massive agitation in Mumbai, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday said that a new toll collection policy will be ready within the next 15 days. According to the new policy electronic surveillance will be made mandatory to record exact road traffic. The government will also make...
  • Maharashtra toll: A day after MNS agitation, Raj Thackeray meets CM February 13, 2014

    Mumbai: After a dramatic day of agitation in Mumbai, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray met Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday morning. The meeting comes after Chavan reached out to Thackeray on Wednesday over the toll collection issue. Thackeray was detained for three hours on Wednesday when he was...
  • Maharashtra toll: MNS set to block roads across the state today February 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena is set to block traffic on all national highways in Maharashtra on Wednesday as part of an agitation against toll tax. Thackeray has now asked his party workers not to vandalise. 50 MNS workers from Navi Mumbai, 33 from Vasai, 100 from Nashik and...
  • Maharashtra: MNS workers vandalise yet another toll booth February 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena workers vandalised yet another toll booth in Maharashtra on Tuesday night at Uran. No one has been arrested so far. The incident comes just a day after the Mumbai Police served a notice to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena after its chief Raj Thackeray threatened a statewide agitation...
  • Maharashtra toll: Raj Thackeray threatens statewide road blockade February 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray has threatened to launch a statewide road blockade agitation on Wednesday over the toll collection issue. Addressing a rally in Pune, he also attacked the Shiv Sena for not supporting him. Thackeray said he will continue his agitation till the time the 'illegal' toll...
  • Shiv Sena targets MNS, claims it began protests against toll booths January 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday lashed out at the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) over vandalising toll booths saying Raj Thackeray's party has woken up suddenly to the issue. In its mouthpiece Saamna, the Shiv Sena claimed that it is the party that began the agitation against toll. "The Shiv...
  • Maharashtra toll booth violence: 25 MNS workers detained January 28, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police on Tuesday detained 25 Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers have for vandalising Bandra Worli sea link. This comes a day after MLA Pravin Darekar and 71 MNS workers were arrested on Monday for vandalising a toll booth in Dahisar. The MNS workers were charged with sections...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 27, 2014

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  • News 360: MNS attacks toll plazas, NCP calls it political stunt January 27, 2014

    Maharashtra Navnirman Sena MLA Pravin Darekar and 71 workers were arrested on Monday for vandalising a toll booth in Dahisar. The MNS workers were charged with sections of arson, riot, damage to public property. ...
  • Is MNS spreading anarchy by asking people not to pay toll tax? January 27, 2014

    Maharashtra Navnirman Sena MLA Pravin Darekar and 71 workers were arrested on Monday for vandalising a toll booth in Dahisar. The MNS workers were charged with sections of arson, riot, and damage to public property. MNS supremo Raj Thackeray said, "I am instructing all MNS workers, colleagues and people...
  • Maharashtra: MNS MLA, 71 workers arrested for vandalising toll booth January 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena MLA Pravin Darekar and 71 workers were arrested on Monday for vandalising a toll booth in Dahisar. The MNS workers were charged with sections of arson, riot, damage to public property. Earlier, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar warned of strong action against MNS workers for vandalising toll...
  • Maharashtra government threatens action against MNS for vandalising toll booths January 27, 2014

    Maharashtra government has threatened strong action against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena for vandalising many toll collection centres across the state. Deputy CM Ajit Pawar said that no violence would be tolerated. Many MNS workers including MLA Pravin Darekar have been arrested for creating ruckus at toll booths and defacing them. As of...
  • MNS's violence at toll booths finds no favourites among public January 27, 2014

    The vandalism at toll booths by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has not gone down well with many of the people in the state. Although many agree that the toll plazas should stop collecting fee if the amount that went into its construction was reimbursed, they also say that violence is not the...
  • Maharashtra: MNS workers vandalise more toll plaza offices January 27, 2014

    Mumbai: In yet another incident of vandalism at Maharashtra's toll booths, activists of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena went on a rampage, vandaling toll plaza offices in Thane, Airoli and Nagpur. This came after MNS chief Raj Thackeray announced that his party workers will not pay toll fees even if it...
  • Modi should've quit as CM when BJP made him PM nominee: Raj Thackeray January 9, 2014

    Mumbai: After the Shiv Sena, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray has also also hit out Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Raj Thackeray has said that Modi should have resigned as CM as soon as the BJP announced his name as the PM candidate. Raj Thackeray also slammed...
  • Security outside Amitabh Bachchan's house fearing SP, BSP protest December 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Anticipating protests by workers of Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) following the truce between Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray and actor Amitabh Bachchan, police have provided additional security at latter's bungalows in suburban Juhu. "As a precautionary measure, we have deployed our men at Jalsa, Prateeksha,...