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For whom Raj Thackeray, MNS campaigning, asks BJP

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Rattled by two rallies addressed by Navnirman Sena (MNS) Raj Thackeray, the ruling on Saturday asked the to ascertain who was funding them and for whom the was campaigning.

accused state and Nanded candidate of hiring third party leaders, like Raj Thackeray, for the campaign.

dismissed Raj's rallies as 'stand-up comedy' and asked since the was not contesting the Lok Sabha elections, for whom the party was campaigning.

"We want to know which political party will account for the cost of his rallies in their election expenditure and this should be made public by the EC," Tawde said.

Referring to Thackeray's strong language in which he appeals to people to 'finish off the of and Amit Shah', Tawde said the had little political existence or relevance.

The MNS was not contesting the Lok Sabha elections, had no MP, no MLA and hardly any municipal councillor, "yet its chief speaks of 'finishing' others," said Tawde.

Reacting, to the BJP charge, the state said, "The BJP is scared of the systematic manner in which the is exposing lies of both Modi and at his rallies."

"Actually, Thackeray himself made it clear his public meetings have nothing to do with the Congress-Nationalist Party-led opposition alliance. His rallies are aimed at creating public awareness on the falsehoods perpetrated by the BJP, Modi and Shah, and that thought process must be stalled," Sawant said.

In just two rallies, Thackeray, 50, has raised a political storm as he makes presentations with videos/statements of the BJP-Modi-and the correct picture with similar evidences in his charismatic oratory.

Though his estranged cousin and President has kept mum, Raj is in big demand among opposition candidates.

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 21:30 IST
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