Raj Thackeray announces unconditional support to BJP, Shiv Sena, NCP

The MNS will not contest Lok Sabha polls but did not rule out contesting Assembly elections as well

Raj Thackeray announces unconditional support to BJP, Shiv Sena, NCP

On the occasion of Gudi Padwa rally, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray Tuesday announced “unconditional support” for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Addressing the Gudi Padwa rally at Mumbai's Shivaji Park, Raj Thackeray announced that while the MNS won't participate in the Lok Sabha polls, they are open to contesting the upcoming Assembly elections later this year.

“I don’t want Rajya Sabha or Vidhan sabha, I told Fadnavis. I told them, I have no expectations and no conditions. My full support is with Modi, BJP, NCP (Ajit Pawar), Sena (Eknath Shinde),” he said.

“For the past one and a half years, the CM of Maharashtra has been coming to me and saying that we should work together. Fadnavis, too, said the same thing. So, I went to meet Amit Shah to understand exactly what the proposal was,” he said.

“We spoke of seat distribution. The last time I sat for negotiations was in 1995. I told them that I don’t have the temperament for negotiations,” he added.

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Chief Minister Eknath Shinde expressed his gratitude, after Raj Thackeray declared his support to the Mahayuti alliance, “I want to thank Raj Thackeray for supporting Mahayuti unconditionally,” he said in Nagpur.

Even Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis too expressed his gratitude. “Raj Thackeray has supported us, keeping his faith in Narendra Modi’s strong leadership and Viksit Bharat. I am thankful to the MNS and we all will work hard to fulfil the promises made to people,” he said.

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