When Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president Raj Thackeray launched his surrogate campaign for the Congress and NCP during the Lok Sabha polls, it was widely expected that this would bring in incremental votes for the opposition, helping it make a cut in the tough fight. MNS leaders claimed that they could enter into an “electoral adjustment,” if not an outright alliance with the two parties for the state Assembly polls that happened early this year. Also Read: Tough nut to crack: Congress-NCP combine will have to change narrative of nationalism“It is certain that we will contest the state Assembly elections. He, however, shifted to the Shiv Sena before the Lok Sabha elections. The MNS also suffered a major loss of face in the BMC, where six of its seven corporators defected to the Sena.
Source: dna June 15, 2019 00:22 UTC