Raj Thackeray to carry out an anti-rally against hawkers in Thane on November 18

Political analysts believe that MNS will not yield much from violent protests and speeches


Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s president Raj Thackeray is trying all the tricks in the book to make voters aware of his presence. In October 2017, MNS party workers took to the streets and started vandalising illegals hawkers' stalls. They also forced them to evict the place in Thane on October 21, 2017. Doing so, he created a buzz in the media and has planned to continue with the same agenda to mark their presence.

The party has planned to hold an anti-rally in Thane on Saturday, November 18, 2017, where party workers along with Raj Thackeray will hold a rally against illegal hawkers and will also deliver a speech.

MNS started a silent agitation from October 5, 2017, when they issued an ultimatum to the railways asking them to take action against hawkers and at the same time warned them to brace themselves for MNS-style agitation.  

Many of MNS' leaders have accused the state government of sabotaging the live telecast of Raj Thackeray by disconnecting electricity and cable TV networks.

The party has been targeting hawkers near railway stations post Elphinstone-stampede which claimed 23 lives and injured many.

However, many of the political analysts believed that MNS speeches and violent attacks will not yield much for the party.