Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019: Sources say Raj Thackeray-led MNS to contest from 100 seats

While earlier the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thacekray had refused to contest Lok Sabha 2019 elections, upon insistence from party workers, Thackeray will reportedly contest Maharashtra Assembly elections


As the Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019 come near, the political scenario in the state has witnessed a major development. After declining to contest Lok Sabha 2019 elections, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has reportedly decided that his party will contest Assembly Elections from 100 seats.

According to the political experts in the state, the alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena is hanging by a thread and grabbing the opportunity, Thackeray has reportedly decided to field candidates for the upcoming elections.

Meanwhile, the MNS chief had said that the EVMs used in the elections were faulty and he had protested against the use of the EVMs. However, if Thackeray will contest the upcoming elections, his role against the issue will be questioned and will be ruled out as a political gimmick.

In the meantime, after persistent efforts from MNS workers and senior leaders, Thackeray called a meeting on Friday to discuss about the party's role in the Assembly Elections 2019. The leaders discussed the plans for the elections and ensured that they were ready for the elections.

It is being reported that the party will now contest from 100 seats from Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad etc. It is expected that an official announcement for the same will be made in the upcoming two days.

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