MNS knocks at Shiv Sena’s door for political space

The MNS, known as the offshoot of Shiv Sena, which had bagged 111 seats in urban civic bodies in 2012.

MNS knocks at Shiv Sena’s door for political space

Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has knocked the door's of Shiv Sena for a tactical adjustment in the upcoming civic polls in the state.

MNS is making efforts to cosy up with Shiv Sena as the part of a political move, the Economic Times reported. But, the former ally of BJP hasn't shown serious interest in MNS proposal.

"We are fully ready for the polls. Unfortunately, we have to battle the BJP. Uddhavji has made it clear that he will not seek anybody's support or alliance. If anybody wants to support us, we will consider it sympathetically. However, seat-sharing or any tactical understanding is ruled out," ET quoted Shiv Sena sources.


According to ET report, MNS sources indicated that the party has not given up all hopes and MNS is facing a crisis because of  some sort of "trust deficit" and "credibility crisis."

The MNS, known as the offshoot of Shiv Sena, which had bagged 111 seats in urban civic bodies in 2012, is now finding itself alone.

Before five years, the MNS, riding on Raj's charisma and "anti-north Indian immigrant" agenda, had bagged 28 seats in Mumbai corporation, seven in Thane, 29 in Pune, four in Pimpri-Chinchwad, two in Nagpur and one in Akola. In Nashik, it captured 40 seats and stormed to power, and got its candidate elected as mayor with the NCP support.