The Congress and NCP alliance have roped in Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray to woo Marathi voters. In order to put more pressure on Shiv Sena and BJP, Raj Thackeray will hold three public meetings in Mumbai to campaign for the candidates of the Congress and NCP.
According to DNA, MNS will not campaign for Sanjay Nirupam. MNS also plans to distribute two lakh handbills to voters outside Railway stations, listing the BJP’s failures like demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) which disrupted the economy, rising prices of petroleum products, lack of job creation, agrarian distress, and ‘jumlas’ like the promise to deposit Rs 15 lakh in every bank account.
A senior MNS leader told the leading daily, “Raj Thackeray would hold at least three public meetings to campaign for Congress candidates, actor Urmila Matondkar (Mumbai North) and Milind Deora (Mumbai South) and the NCP’s lone nominee from the city, Sanjay Dina Patil (Mumbai North East). There are chances that he may address one for Priya Dutt.”
The MNS chief is not openly canvassing support for the Congress-NCP but his anti-Modi stance is working in favour of the opposition. While addressing a rally in Satara, MNS chief Raj Thackeray continued his diatribe against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah and appealed to people to ensure that they did not remain in power after the Lok Sabha elections.