RAJ THACKERAY

  • Bal Thackeray's death anniversary: Signs of thaw between Uddhav and Raj November 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Signs of thaw were visible between estranged cousins - Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and Raj Thackeray - on an occasion to observe former Shiv Sena supremo supreme late Balasaheb Thackeray in Mumbai on Monday. The two cousins Uddhav and Raj were spotted at Balasaheb's memorial chatting and sitting next...
  • Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray's daughter meets with a road accident November 2, 2014

    Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray's daughter Urvashi Thackeray met with a road accident on Sunday. Thackeray also postponed his visit to Kalyan-Dombivali area after the accident. Party sources said that Urvashi, his daughter, suffered "minor injuries" in the accident, and was admitted to Hinduja hospital. She was recovering well, they said. Thackeray...
  • Raj Thackeray meets Fadnavis, refuses to clarify on his support to BJP in Maharashtra Assembly November 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday. Thackeray said that the meeting was to discuss killing of three Dalits in Ahmednagar. On October 21, a day after the killings, bodies of three members, one of them decapitated, were found dumped in a dry...
  • 'Raj Thackeray, Chautala emerge as most searched politicians' October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A day ahead of the Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Raj Thackeray and Indian National Lokdal's (INLD) Om Prakash Chautala have emerged as the most searched politicians in their respective states on Google. Assembly elections are scheduled to be held in the two...
  • Maharashtra polls: Raj Thackeray tops online popularity as Chavan, Fadnavis trail October 14, 2014

    Mumbai: As the state gets ready for a four-cornered electoral test on Wednesday, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has emerged as the most popular politician online, according to a study. "Raj Thackeray has emerged as the most popular leader online leaving behind Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackrey," Google...
  • EC serves show cause notice to MNS chief Raj Thackeray for alleged remarks against non-Marathis October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday issued a show cause notice to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray for his alleged remarks against non-Maharashtrians and claiming that once his party comes to power, their entry in the state will be barred. Issuing him a notice for prima facie violating the...
  • Modi is Indian PM, should move out of his Gujarat state of mind: MNS President Raj Thackeray October 13, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Raj Thackeray hits out at Modi, says he is the Prime Minister of India, he should move out from his Gujarat state of mind. "Modi should not compare 2 states and think beyond Ahmedabad," said Thackeray. ...
  • Sena wanted an alliance with us but didn't move forward on it, says MNS chief Raj Thackeray October 13, 2014

    Mumbai: After the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena split in Maharashtra, speculation was rife over a possible alliance between the Shiv Sena and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena. MNS chief Raj Thackeray has told CNN-IBN that the Shiv Sena wanted talks on a possible alliance after splitting with the...
  • Maharashtra polls: Sharad Pawar wanted to join NDA before 2014 LS polls, says Raj Thackeray October 8, 2014

    Thane: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Wednesday alleged that NCP president and former union minister Sharad Pawar was planning to join the BJP-led NDA alliance before this year's Lok Sabha elections. "Pawar was going to join NDA, but some people in BJP did not let...
  • Maharashtra polls: Raj Thackeray slams PM Modi, asks why is he still obsessed with Gujarat October 7, 2014

    Mumbai: With less than 10 days left for the Maharashtra Assembly elections, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for only focusing on Gujarat and not concentrating on the rest of the country. Speaking exclusively to Network18, Thackeray also clarified that his party had nothing to...
  • Shiv Sena, MNS attack Modi, say PM has left his work in Delhi to hold sabhas in Maharashtra October 7, 2014

    Mumbai: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi is campaigning rigorously in poll-bound Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena and Mahasrashtra Navnirman Sena have come together to attack him. For a second day in a row, Sena's mouthpiece 'Saamna' has taken on Modi saying that the Prime Minister has left his work in Delhi is...
  • Maharashtra elections: MNS springs a surprise, gives ticket to a north Indian October 5, 2014

    Mumbai: In a move that has caused eyebrows to raise, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), the party known for its anti-north Indian stand since its birth in 2006, has given candidature to a north Indian for the October 15 state Assembly polls. Akhilesh Chaubey, whose roots are traced to Jaunpur...
  • Teach 'Big 4' a lesson in Assembly polls: Raj Thackeray tells voters October 3, 2014

    Jalna (Maharashtra): Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Friday slammed all four major parties - Shiv Sena, BJP, NCP and Congress - saying they have become "arrogant" and asked people to teach them a lesson in the October 15 polls. These political parties have become "arrogant" over the years and...
  • Raj Thackeray blames Sharad Pawar for Shiv Sena-BJP split October 2, 2014

    Nagpur: MNS chief Raj Thackeray has blamed NCP chief Sharad Pawar for the split in the 25-year-old Shiv Sena-BJP alliance just days ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly polls. "NCP Chief Sharad Pawar scripted the Sena-BJP alliance break up. Pawar had told BJP leaders that he will also snap ties with...
  • Maharashtra elections: Uddhav and Raj's parallel politics change equations September 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray has asked Anant Geete, the Cabinet Minister for Heavy Industries, to resign from the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. Geete is expected to tender his resignation as soon as Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in India from his US tour. It is very...
  • Maharashtra elections: Raj Thackeray attacks BJP, says split with Shiv Sena planned a month ago September 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Launching a scathing attack against the BJP for ending its 25-year-old alliance with the Uddav Thackeray led-Shiv Sena, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray said here Sunday that had patriarch Bal Thackeray been alive, he would have ended the alliance a month ago. "Do you think that the BJP...
  • Amid political chaos in Maharashtra, Uddhav calls up estranged cousin Raj September 26, 2014

    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...
  • Maharashtra elections: BJP rejects Shiv Sena's seatsharing formula, alliance on the brink September 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv SenaBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance is on the brink with the saffron party rejecting the Sena's seatsharing formula for the Maharashtra Assembly elections, saying that it leaves less number of seats in its kitty. "I met Uddhav Thackeray. I have told him that we received the Sena's proposal....
  • Mumbai: FIR against impostors faking Raj Thackeray's identity online September 18, 2014

    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 September 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Raj Thackerayled 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 Uturn, 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 May 31, 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...