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Raj Thackeray extends support to BJP leader Gopinath Munde in Beed

MNS president Raj Thackeray announced his party's public support to BJP leader Gopinath Munde.

In an unexpected development, MNS president Raj Thackeray announced his party's public support to BJP leader Gopinath Munde who is attempting to retain his Beed Lok Sabha seat in Maharashtra. (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)

"I am declaring public support of the MNS to Munde in Beed constituency. All MNS workers should work actively to ensure that Munde is elected," Raj said soon after campaigning for 19 Lok Sabha seats in the second phase, ended this evening in Maharashtra. (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)

Addressing a poll campaign rally in suburban Jogeshwari on April 16, Raj Thackeray said that it was Munde who had sought his support. (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)

"Munde called me, requesting me to support him in Beed. Accordingly, we have declared that MNS will support him," Raj said. (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)

"However, I don't understand one thing. It was Munde who till the other day was saying that he did not need MNS support. But the same Munde phones me this morning to seek my backing," Raj said.
Raj Thackeray seen here with MNS Mumbai North-West contestant Mahesh Manjrekar. (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)

Congress party candidate Priya Dutt along with Maharshtra CM Pritviraj Chavan inaugurated the election central office at Kalina, Santacruz in Mumbai. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

Priya Dutt takes a call during the inauguration function. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

Priya Dutt is busy conversing with party members at the inaugural function. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

Congress party worker arranges the frame of late actor and MP Sunil Dutt at the election central office. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

Mohan Rawle is greeted by Shiv Sena candidate Arvind Sawant as party president Udhav Thackery looks on during the rally at Girgoan, Mumbai. (IE Photo: Dilip Kagda)