Raj: Opportune time to get MNS candidate from city elected to LS

Referring to the criticism drawn by sitting MP Suresh Kalmadi over alleged misappropriation of funds during the Commonwealth Games,MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Thursday said it was an excellent opportunity for the MNS to take advantage of the situation and get its candidate elected to the Lok Sabha.

Written by Express News Service | Published: May 31, 2013 1:51 am

Referring to the criticism drawn by sitting MP Suresh Kalmadi over alleged misappropriation of funds during the Commonwealth Games,MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Thursday said it was an excellent opportunity for the MNS to take advantage of the situation and get its candidate elected to the Lok Sabha.

In a close-door meeting called to review the performance of the party office-bearers and corporators,Thackeray urged the city leaders to gear up for the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections.

“MNS chief asked us to take advantage of the current political situation and get the party candidate from the city elected to the Lok Sabha. He urged us to start working towards the goal,” said a city MNS leader.

Incidentally,the first MNS legislator in state Legislative Assembly was from Pune district.

Thackeray said no one should bother about the selection of the candidate. “I will decide the candidate and the party leaders should work together to get the candidate elected to Lok Sabha,” he said.

Urging the office-bearers and corporators to work towards improving the image of the party,he said,“We have to win the confidence of the public. For this,the party has to take up public issues and hold agitations in the interest of the public.”

He said if anyone has problems with the policy or agenda of the party,he is free to quit the party. “If anyone is found working against the party,he will have to leave the party or else I will throw him out. No one should be involved in any activity that dents party image,” he said.

He said there should be full attendance for party meetings and all corporators in PMC should stick to party decisions.

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