MNS calls for 'bandh' in Thane after ED summons Raj Thackeray

MNS earlier labelled ED's move as a “political vendetta” and has called for a ‘bandh’ in Thane on August 22 while claiming that they will carry out protests on the streets


After Enforcement Directorate (ED) summoned Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray in connection with a money laundering case, the state opposition parties and leaders have slammed ED while accusing the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of ‘misusing’ the central investigation agency. 

The ED is investigating the alleged payment fault in the loan and investment made by  Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) for Kohinoor CTNL – a company which was founded by Unmesh Joshi, son of former Maharashtra CM Manohar Joshi. 

MNS has labelled this move as “political vendetta” and has called for a ‘bandh’ in Thane on August 22 while claiming that they will carry out protests on streets. Earlier, MNS spokesperson Sandeep Deshpande called Prime Minister Narendra Modi "Hitler" (dictator).

Thane and Palghar MNS President Avinash Jadhav said that they have called for a ‘bandh’ in protest. “It will suffice if people are willing to cooperate with our protest or else we will implement the ‘bandh’ in MNS style,” Jadhav asserted. 

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Earlier today, Unmesh Joshi appeared before ED officers assuring full cooperation in the matter of investigation while Raj Thackeray has been summoned on Thursday for the same. 

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