The insider said that Mr Thackeray would continuously hold meetings with district presidents today and tomorrow over the same issue.
Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray held a meeting with core party leaders where the strategy to defeat Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena candidates in the Lok Sabha election in order to ensure that Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not get a second term was discussed. The MNS chief asked party workers to propagate the “failures” of the Modi government in the state with facts and figures.
MNS state leader and spokesperson Anil Shidore told The Asian Age on Sunday that Mr Thackeray had directed them to consolidate data of the failure of the Modi government and inform the people about it before the election in order to ensure that the BJP is defeated. In addition to this, the party will campaign against the BJP's allies, he said.
An MNS insider said that the meeting was held at Krishna Kunj on Saturday. Leaders such as Bala Nandgaonkar, Avinash Abhyankar, Nitin Sardesai, Shirish Sawant, Sandeep Deshpande, Abhinash Jadhav and Anil Shidore among others had attended the meeting.
The insider said that Mr Thackeray would continuously hold meetings with district presidents today and tomorrow over the same issue. Directions have also been issued to taluka presidents and village presidents to campaign against the current regime.
The party will hold its first rally in the backdrop of the looming general election, which will be addressed by Mr Thackeray, at Shivaji Park, Dadar on April 6.
The leader said that although the party was not contesting the election for the first time since its inception, it would campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.