Mumbai – Maharashtra Navnirman Sena president Raj Thackeray, on Thursday, broke his silence after badly losing the municipal corporation elections across the state.
While addressing his party workers at Shanmukhanand Auditorium in Matunga, the MNS chief said that this would be the last defeat of his party and he asked his party workers to work more aggressively for the Assembly elections.
Raj Thackeray, who said he did not wish to give an elaborate speech, claimed that money power had won this election and that people did not support the work done by his party. He thanked the voters who voted for his party and also said that those who did not vote for MNS candidates taught him how to fight the elections henceforth.
“One cannot fight elections on the basis of works done. What people want will be given in future. We had not engaged in internal fighting, arguments and abuses but stressed on our developmental works. We regret carrying out development works as people got elected by doing no work. The party which had not done any work and which did not even have candidates to field in the election, got public support. This has taught us how to fight elections,” said Thackeray.
The MNS chief also took on BJP-backed MLC Prashant Paricharak for his controversial comment on army wives. “If we speak against Pakistani actors, we face the opposition but being a BJP’s public representative, such statements get ignored,” he alleged and said that persons like Parichalak should be publicly beaten up.
Thackeray also said that now on, he would himself come to meet the party office-bearers instead of them approaching him. This statement got rousing applause from the packed hall of MNS cadres.