Raj Thackeray

  • Mumbai: FIR against impostors faking Raj Thackeray's identity online 6 hours 35 minutes ago

    Mumbai: An FIR was registered against unidentified people on Thursday, for allegedly creating fake social media accounts of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray as well as posting "objectionable pictures" of the MNS chief and his family members online, the police said. "An FIR has been registered against unidentified persons...
  • MNS averse to alliance, to contest Assembly elections solo 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena will contest forthcoming elections on its own without forging any alliance, a senior party leader said on Sunday. "If political parties truly want to develop Maharashtra, they should contest elections independently and not go in for any kind of alliance. But do these parties have...
  • Raj Thackeray not to contest Maharashtra Assembly elections August 25, 2014

    Nagpur: In a U-turn, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has ruled out contesting the forthcoming state Assembly elections, saying that he does not want to "limit" himself to one constituency. "The entire state of Maharashtra is my constituency and I do not want to limit myself to just...
  • Narendra Modi should be given time to perform, says Raj Thackeray August 17, 2014

    Thane: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday said that people of the country have reposed faith in Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections and he should be given some time to perform. "People have elected him as Prime Minister...He should be given some time to show the results," Raj said....
  • Didn't mock Modi, just pointed out trends on social media: Raj Thackeray July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday rejected reports claiming he had mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he was only pointing at the "changing trend" of social media in recent comments made to his party's supporters. "I have never mocked Prime Minister Modi. I was only speaking about the...
  • My son is not a rocket to be launched: Raj Thackeray July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Friday dismissed reports that his son Amit would be joining politics and might be made the chief of the party's students wing. Amit attended the MNS's youth wing which was addressed by his father and MNS chief on Friday. "Believe me, don't believe the media...
  • Leaders pay tribute to Gopinath Munde June 4, 2014

    Leaders across the party line expressed shock at the sudden death of Union Minister Gopinath Munde in a road accident on Tuesday morning. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said, "I am deeply shocked to hear about the untimely demise of Gopinath Munde. He was an outstanding leader who belonged to...
  • 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. ...
  • Raj Thackeray announces his candidature for Maharashtra Assembly polls June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday announced his candidature for Maharashtra Assembly elections scheduled in 2014. Raj Thackeray said that if his party gets the majority then he will lead from the front. Nobody in the Thackeray family has ever contested an election or held...
  • Maharashtra school students to learn about Sachin Tendulkar May 27, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has added a chapter on Sachin Tendulkar in the school syllabus so that children are inspired by the iconic cricketer. Class IV students in Maharashtra would now get to learn about the living 'god' of cricket as part their curriculum from this academic year, since a...
  • Maharashtra: BJP scoffs at MNS' move to project Raj as CM nominee for Assembly polls May 23, 2014

    The BJP on Friday ridiculed the move of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) to project its party head Raj Thackeray as the chief ministerial nominee for the state Assembly elections this year, employing the Narendra Modi gambit. BJP spokesman Madhav Bhandari said if the MNS projection is inspired by the nomination of...
  • Inspired by BJP's Modi gambit, MNS may project Raj Thackeray for CM May 22, 2014

    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. The MNS office-bearers met in Mumbai on Thursday, and unanimously decided that Raj Thackeray should be projected for...
  • After the poll setback, Raj sends flowers to Uddhav May 17, 2014

    Mumbai: In a cordial gesture, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday sent a bouquet to his estranged cousin and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray to congratulate him for the astounding success of Shiv Sena in the Lok Sabha elections. Shiv Sena, an alliance partner...
  • Congress questions Modi's silence on 'anti-Gujarati' drive by MNS May 11, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The 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. "Chief minister of Gujrat, Narendra Modi, is silent on Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray's anti-Gujarati...
  • Maharashtra: Court issues non-bailable warrant against Raj Thackeray May 2, 2014

    Aurangabad: A local court has issued a non-bailable warrant against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president Raj Thackeray for not appearing before the court for a long time. The next hearing is scheduled on May 8, Thursday. According to the charges, MNS workers allegedly pelted stones at a Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation...
  • LS polls: Raj Thackeray rakes up sons-of-soil issue in Kalyan April 21, 2014

    Raising his pitch against "outsiders", MNS chief Raj Thackeray has said that Thane district is witnessing influx of people who indulge in "illegal" activities. "No one knows what is going on in Maharashtra and especially in Kalyan. This district is witnessing influx of people who are engaged in all kinds of...
  • A Billion Votes: BJP thwarts break up with TDP April 18, 2014

    Amidst speculations that the Bharatiya Janata Party and Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party may part ways, BJP 's Andhra Pradesh in-charge Prakash Javadekar said on Friday that alliance between the two parties was very much intact. ...
  • 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...
  • FIR against Raj Thackeray for making provocative statement April 13, 2014

    Yavatmal: An FIR was registered against MNS chief Raj Thackeray for allegedly making a provocative statement at an election rally held in Yavatmal in support of his party candidate, police said on Saturday. While addressing a rally in support of Raju Raje Patil on April 7, ahead of the April 10...
  • Shame for country to have leaders like Mulayam: Raj Thackeray April 11, 2014

    Nashik: Training his guns on Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for questioning capital punishment to the Shakti Mills rape convicts, MNS chief Raj Thackeray has said it is shameful that the country has such political leaders who have no respect for women. "It is shameful that there are political leaders...
  • Raj Thackeray must not use Modi's name to seek votes: Munde April 11, 2014

    Pune: BJP leader Gopinath Munde said in Pune on Friday that the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) should not seek votes using name of Narendra Modi and thus mislead people in Maharashtra. Munde's statement came just a day after BJP president Rajnath Singh snubbed the MNS for using Modi's...
  • Rajnath Singh snubs MNS indirectly over 'unsolicited support' April 8, 2014

    Pune: In a clear reference to MNS president Raj Thackeray's declaration of post-polls support to Narendra Modi, BJP chief Rajnath Singh on Tuesday termed it as "unsolicited" and said the saffron party's ties with old ally Shiv Sena were "unbreakable". Addressing party workersin Pune, Singh said "our...
  • A Billion Votes: Campaign for Lok Sabha elections ends in 91 seats April 8, 2014

    The mood and colours of the last day of campaigning in all the 91 constituencies including Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, Kerala, Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshdweep go to polls on the April 10 along with parts of Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Bastar in...
  • Kill those who've ignored you: Raj Thackeray tells farmers in Vidarbha April 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray is in the eye of another storm. Speaking at a rally in Yavatmal on Monday, he urged farmers to refrain from committing suicide and instead kill the political leaders who have ignored them. "Don't commit suicide. It is not a solution to your...
  • Congress, NCP criticise warring Thackeray cousins April 3, 2014

    Congress and NCP in Maharashtra on Thursday criticised warring cousins, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and MNS president Raj Thackeray, saying their fight was similar to television reality shows. For them, who served what to late Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray is more important than the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. "Batata vada...
  • It was Shiv Sena which felt need for alliance with MNS: Raj Thackeray April 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Slamming his estranged cousin and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Wednesday said it was Uddhav who had felt the need to forge an alliance with him. "I was not waiting for his call. I never expressed need. You (Uddhav) showed the necessity. When...
  • Raj working to build party, Uddhav got it on a platter: Pawar April 2, 2014

    Alibaug: NCP president Sharad Pawar on Wednesday made light of Uddhav Thackeray's remarks that his bid to join NDA was foiled and lavished praise on the Shiv Sena president's estranged cousin, MNS chief Raj Thackeray. "I feel pity (over Uddhav's statement)," Pawar said, speaking to reporters, after addressing a rally...
  • Marathi votebank not any party's monopoly: MNS April 2, 2014

    Targeting the Shiv Sena, MNS candidate from Mumbai South Lok Sabha constituency Bala Nandgaonkar has said that Marathi vote bank was not a monopoly of any party. The MNS MLA, during an interaction with journalists in Mumbai, also expressed confidence that his party would do well on at least five out...
  • Rajnath, Modi assured MNS won't be part of Mahayuti: Uddhav April 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Stating that long standing ties with its saffron ally have been normalised, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said BJP chief Rajnath Singh and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi have assured him that MNS will not be included in the 'Mahayuti' (grand alliance). "MNS will not be included in...
  • Gadkari approached MNS for pre-poll alliance, reveals Raj Thackeray April 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Monday added more fuel to the already simmering ties between the BJP and Shiv Sena. Thackeray while addressing a rally on Monday revealed that the BJP leaders Nitin Gadkari and Gopinath Munde had approached him for a pre-poll alliance. Thackeray further added...