Maharashtra Assembly elections scheduled on October 13 are around the corner, Raj Thackeray promoted Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) is faced with a peculiar predicament. Most of its senior leaders are quitting the break away faction and joining the original party, Shiv Sena.
Its vice president and general secretary, the husband-wife duo of Sanjan and Sanjay Ghadi, quitting to join the Shiv Sena.
The couple, who joined the Shiv Sena on Sunday, refered to it as a “homecoming”.
“After all, it is like homecoming for us because we are originally Shiv Sainiks. Now we shall work hard for the forthcoming assembly elections,” Sanjay Ghadi, who was MNS general secretary, said.
The setback for the nearly three-year-old MNS comes after a series of key leaders left to join the Shiv Sena. Women’s wing office-bearer Shweta Parulekar went to the party, followed by Prakash Mahajan, who is the brother of the slain Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pramod Mahajan.