The MNS is not contesting the elections but Raj Thackeray has been holding campaign rallies across Maharashtra, screening videos of Modi’s speeches delivered before and after the 2014 polls to highlight contradictions.
Not only has the Election Commission of India initiated action against him, senior leaders from the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party, which have joined forces with Shetti’s party for the Lok Sabha poll, are miffed with him for the “objectionable” remarks.
Even though Kotak, a three-time corporator, has claimed that he is “unmoved by the posturing of the MNS”, the BJP leader is trying to reach out to Marathi voters, who have a decisive stamp on who wins from here.
“These two people should not be in our country’s political scene. Keep a stone on your heart if you want. Let other parties benefit but do not let these two come back to power,” Raj said while addressing party workers on the occasion of Gudi Padwa.