Today, after a migrant abuses the Mumbai Police and says Mumbai is Pakistan, she still continues to live in Mumbai. Savarkar's portrait could be seen on the stage along with photographs of BR Ambedkar, Savitribai Phule and Prabhodhankar Thackeray. MNS sources told ThePrint that Raj had reprimanded Khopkar for the tweet. Today, after a migrant abuses the Mumbai Police and says Mumbai is Pakistan, she still continues to live in Mumbai. On Bal Thackeray's birth anniversary, not only did MNS chief Raj Thackeray launch a new party flag but he also launched his son, Amit Thackeray as a leader of the party. On 23 January, 2020 – the birthday of his uncle and the founder of the Shiv Sena Bal Thackeray – the MNS chief unveiled a new party flag. मह र ष ट र म श वस न क प ल बदलन स MNS बन ग ह द त व क व कल प, झ ड क र ग भ बदल ग ; प र ट 23 क कर ग घ षण मह र ष ट र म श वस न क प ल बदलन स MNS बन ग … Especially he is far better poised to take his stands rather than the media people writing about it. The flag, saffron in colour, bore the image of the royal seal used during the times of the Maratha warrior king Chhatrpati Shivaji Maharaj. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our, First Published: 23 January, 2020 13:00 IST, 'I have questioned both, the BJP and the Congress': Sanjay Jha, Shveta Salve: Here's what the Left Right Left actress is up to, Iconic baddie Ranjeet: His Instagram is as interesting as his life, Mumbai: Woman hires contract killer to murder BMC engineer, held. The only noticeable response from the MNS was party leader, Ameya Khopkar, cryptically alluding to her in a tweet on 4 September. The best of journalism is shrinking, yielding to crude prime-time spectacle. Neither has she said anything to hurt Marathi sentiment. Haima Deshpande ma’am, first of all, I appreciate the length of the article that you have written. Facing political isolation, especially as his cousin Uddhav Thackeray — who is also the Shiv Sena chief — took over as the chief minister in November 2019, Raj veered toward the BJP and Hindutva. The MNS chief was keen on lending support to this alliance; he had wanted to ally with the Congress and NCP even before Maharashtra Assembly polls on 21 October 2019. Sustaining journalism of this quality needs smart and thinking people like you to pay for it. Despite the Congress party’s thumbs down to his unofficial offer, Raj Thackeray had campaigned against the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra. You can search this on youtune. Now while he publicly denies he has turned Right, there is little doubt that his politics has changed. A lot of people cheered and held posters of Raj Thackeray and the new MNS flag during the event. It signalled the change of ideology for the MNS. India needs free, fair, non-hyphenated and questioning journalism even more as it faces multiple crises. A change of flag and the public display of a Hindutva icon's image at a Thursday party meeting indicate a likely ideological shift for Raj Thackeray's 14-year-old Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS). On 8 September, when the Kangana versus Maharashtra government feud had peaked, Omkar Hari Mali, the district co-ordinator of the MNS Cultural Cell handling Thane, Raigad and Palghar, joined the NCP. “Pawar and Thackeray are the two powerful brands of Marathi pride. On the day he had founded the MNS, Raj Thackeray had told the public gathered at Shivaji Park that the colours of his flag signalled an inclusive politics with Dalits and Muslims being an integral part of the MNS’ politics. Others too are miffed. Then too, the naive understanding that you have about politics and reality can’t be undermined. If anyone who is reading this want to know why Raj Thackeray is silent? “I would not like to comment on the issue. (pride) when it is being abused by a migrant actor, there is no point in supporting him,” said a senior MNS leader. Soon after his launch, Amit's mother Sharmila who was also present at the venue became emotional. There have been brutal layoffs and pay-cuts. Raj Thackeray’s silence is closely connected to the post-Assembly poll manoeuvres of November 2019, when NCP chief Sharad Pawar was stitching together the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition in Maharashtra. Why are giving ammunition to folks who can’t get elected? What happened to that Maharashtra dharma?” said an MNS leader, speaking on anonymity to ThePrint. He was very disappointed when the MVA did not consider his support as the Congress had objected to any alliance with the MNS. Copyright © 2020 Mid-Day Infomedia Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Let this be clear – Miss Kangana has not insulted Mumbai or Maharashtra. However, during the 2019 elections, Raj Thackeray campaigned loud and clear against the BJP and questioned the prime minister about unemployment, demonetisation, economic slowdown amongst others. In picture: Amit Thackeray holding a sword in his right hand during the felicitation ceremony. Thank you. The MNS could have taken on Kangana and created a political space. Ltd. All rights reserved. He knows that Kangana is not directly blaming Mumbai Police. “राजच ‘ठाकरे ब्रान्ड’ वाचवतील? She is blaming the Maharashtra govt for not allowing this police force to probe SSR case independently. Raj saheb will let us know the future course of action of the party,” Deshpande said. “I am not veering towards Hindutva. MNS shud ask for truth to come out…. Raj Thackeray Sir is well aware about when to speak and when not to speak. They attacked a Sr Citizen & Ex navy officer. He had also felicitated Mumbai Police personnel who were on duty at his protest meeting. But the news media is in a crisis of its own. Copyright © 2020 Printline Media Pvt. Thousands of new, high … Speaking to ThePrint, MNS spokesman Sandeep Deshpande refused to comment on the issue. After the party suffered humiliating defeats in the recently held Maharashtra Assembly elections, there were rumours of MNS joining hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Raj Thackeray founded the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on March 9, 2006. ‘Where’s Maharashtra dharma?’ — Raj Thackeray silence on Kangana row sparks discontent... Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has issued gag orders, preventing his party leaders from speaking on the. The earlier flag, which was unveiled on 6 March 2006, the foundation day of the MNS, had the colours blue, orange, white and green. In a series of tweets, Ranaut had compared Mumbai with Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). The party also appropriated VD Savarkar, and Raj Thackeray will unveil his party's new agenda at a rally in the evening. The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (ISO: Mahārāṣṭra Navanirmāṇa Sēnā) (translation: Maharashtra Reformation Army; abbr. I have found the love of my life! This article is classic bait; purposefully intended to create controversy. “Raj saheb had called them on stage and handed them red roses telling that non one who attacks the Mumbai Police and the Maharashtra Police will be spared. ThePrint has the finest young reporters, columnists and editors working for it. Amit Thackeray's launch into politics comes nearly 10 years after his cousin Aaditya Thackeray was launched by Balasaheb Thackeray. Her Y security is an insult to Marathi asmita.”, Also read: Dev Anand to Kangana Ranaut — Shiv Sena has had a long love-hate relationship with Bollywood. Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from “I would not like to comment on the issue. Disillusioned with the stand of their chief, some MNS activists have sent “feelers” to the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) seeking to cross over. All these actions by Ruling Govt doesn’t happen in democratic society.