Mumbai: Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) is aspiring to struggle the Lok Sabha elections, sources informed Information18, including that the invitation to Rahul Gandhi for the marriage of Raj Thackeray’s son is perhaps an try to interrupt ice with the Congress celebration.
Sources stated that the MNS might search one Lok Sabha seat from the kitty of Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Social gathering, a Congress ally. However the NCP is known to have denied such a chance. Congress leaders have additionally dominated out any such proposal as of now.
“We do wish to struggle Lok Sabha elections. We are going to demand 4 seats, however can be eager on combating on one seat no less than,” an MNS chief informed Information18 on situation of anonymity.
The chief added that the celebration will strive for seats in Mumbai, Thane, Pune and Nashik areas. “However we might need the Mumbai north-east seat. And what’s fallacious in having an aspiration to struggle the Lok Sabha polls?” he requested.
Raj Thackeray didn’t reply to Information18’s queries.
“The Congress and NCP have collectively determined that we’ll not share any seats with MNS. MNS is not going to be part of the alliance,” NCP chief Nawab Malik stated. Congress too, has categorically denied any such proposal put forth for dialogue.
Congress chief Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil stated that no such proposal has come for dialogue as of but. “There isn’t any such proposal. It’s troublesome for Congress to just accept this anyway,” he stated because the celebration is cautious of MNS’s anti-north Indian picture.
Lately, Raj Thackeray had despatched two representatives to ask Rahul Gandhi for his son Amit’s marriage ceremony on January 27 in Mumbai. A number of senior politicians throughout celebration strains are anticipated to attend the marriage. Political circles in Maharashtra are rife with speculations about Raj Thackeray’s marriage diplomacy.
Questions are being raised on whether or not the marriage can be used for breaking ice with the Congress.
Thackeray is eager to revive his political fortunes within the state. Just like the 2009 polls when his celebration had considerably dented the votes of BJP and Shiv Sena, the MNS chief is eying a task within the coming Lok Sabha polls too. Thackeray, a politician and cartoonist like his late uncle Balasaheb Thackeray, counts personalities from the artwork and enterprise world amongst his mates aside from politicians.
Maharashtra has a complete of 48 Lok Sabha seats, the very best after Uttar Pradesh. Whereas there isn’t a choice but on the way forward for the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, the Congress and NCP are inching in direction of a seat-sharing consensus within the state.