Maharashtra police arrested three MNS workers after a video of them abusing, assaulting and pushing an elderly woman went viral on social media. The accused have been identified as Vinod Argyle, Raju Argyle and Satish Lad, and case under sections 323, 337, 506, 504 and 509 of IPC. Reportedly, the accused were installing a bamboo structure to hang a banner in front of a shop, to which the woman opposed.
MNS chief Raj Thackeray is scheduled to address a huge rally in Pune, on May 22. During the rally, Thackeray, who is in light due to loudspeaker row will share his details about the upcoming Ayodhya visit, on June 5 and address the public. In addition, the Pune police issued a list of 13 conditions, for the rally, restricting the use of abusive language, rioting, indecent behavior, or facing legal-actions.
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Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam has claimed that the state government of Maharashtra is afraid of MNS chief Raj Thackeray. Expressing his disappointment over the lack of action against the MNS chief, Nirupam also called for Thackeray's arrest. "There is rule of law in the country and Maharshtra," he said, while adding, "anybody who poses a challenge against the law, they should be firmly dealt with."
Hemant Patil, a Pune-based activist filed a petition in the Bombay High Court, seeking FIR against MNS Chief Raj Thackeray under a sedition case. Notably, the petition filed on May 4, is against Thackeray, for creating nuisance during his May 1's Aurangabad rally. He took a dig at NCP Chief Sharad Pawar, which could bring political unrest in the State. Notably, Thackeray is creating a ruckus over the removal of the loudspeaker issue.
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The Maharashtra police force is reportedly on alert to maintain the law-and-order situation in the state following MNS President Raj Thackeray's warning on loudspeakers. Thackeray had earlier warned that if loudspeakers are not removed from mosques by the 3rd of May, his party workers would retaliate by playing the Hanuman Chalisa on loudspeakers outside mosques. He has also warned that he would not be responsible for what happens after that… read-more
After giving an ultimatum to remove loudspeakers from mosques by May 3, the MNS chief Raj Thackeray decided to hold 'Maha-Aarti' on the occasion of Akshaytritiya. "MNS workers will perform maha aarti at their local temple across the state on May 3. The aarti will be performed using loudspeakers," said Nitin Sardesai. Furthermore, the Maharashtra Government also announced to regulate loudspeaker use at mosques, and impose… read-more
MNS President Raj Thackeray has warned that if loudspeakers are not removed from mosques by May 3, his party workers would retaliate by playing the Hanuman Chalisa on loudspeakers outside mosques. Thackeray also asserted that this is a social issue, rather than a religious one. His tit-for-tat warning comes amid the ongoing controversy over the use of loudspeakers at mosques.
Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) is going to contest the Nashik Civic polls in 2022 on its own. The decision was declared in a press conference headed by Amit Thackeray, son of Raj Thackeray (MNS Chief) and Mr. Sandeep Deshpande, the party leader ahead of their political tour to Nashik. Currently, BJP is in power at the civic body.
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Citing financial miseries faced by the gym owners, NCP MP Supriya Sule has requested Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to re-open the gyms and fitness clubs. She said that gyms should also be brought under the state's 'Mission Begin Again', which aims to lift lockdown restrictions gradually. Earlier former CM and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis and MNS chief Raj Thackeray had also requested the state government to consider reopening gyms.
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Pressure to lighten the lockdown restrictions in the state has intensified for Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray. Criticising the government for its indifference towards the pandemic, opposition parties including the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA), Maharashtra Navanirman Sena and the BJP have taken an aggressive stance demanding relaxations in restrictions. Prakash Ambedkar of VBA said that people might not follow the lockdown rules anymore if… read-more
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