His party men have been openly campaigning for the Congress and NCP candidates.
Mumbai: Although MNS chief Raj Thackeray has announced that his party will not contest Lok Sabha elections, he will be holding public rallies in various Lok Sabha constituencies. His party men have been openly campaigning for the Congress and NCP candidates. However, the BJP does not agree that he will have any impact on the voting.
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said that the situation of the MNS chief was like “Man na man, mai tera mehman” (an uninvited guest).
Mr Fadnavis said, “I feel very sorry for him. The people who went with Mr Thackeray are Hindu by heart therefore, the remaining voters will leave him alone in this Lok Sabha election.”
“Many supporters of the MNS are voters of the Shiv Sena-BJP by heart. Many of them had joined MNS because they thought Mr Thackeray will become a big leader in future and today, most of them have returned.,” said Mr Fadnavis.
“The more aggressively Mr Thackeray campaigns against the BJP, more the MNS voters will get attracted towards the BJP. Even the MNS supporters will want Narendra Modi as PM,” the CM said.
“The Congress and NCP did not allow MNS to be part of their alliance. The situation of the MNS chief is like ‘man na man, main tera mehman’,” said Mr Fadnavis.