Goa CM Pramod Sawant said Arvind Kejriwal has expertise in creating centre-state rift, and he will not follow his advice. His party won seven seats in the 2007 Maharashtra civic elections. (Photo: Satej Shinde), This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. Notably, while stitching up an alliance with Congress and NCP in Maharashtra, the erstwhile Hindutva Party Shiv Sena had come out hailing the tenets of ‘secularism’. See Photo: Suhana has a cute birthday wish for her 'bestie' Aryan Khan, Bigg Boss 14: Eijaz Sacrifices His Precious Photo Frame to save Pavitra, Here's the REAL reason why Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals. The flag will be formally unveiled on January 23, the birth anniversary of Shiv Sena founder and The Maharashtra government's reluctance to pay dues and salaries to their employees has now taken many lives in the state. The figure jumped four-fold when MNS won 28 seats in the 2012 municipal elections. The party also appropriated VD Savarkar, and Raj Thackeray will unveil his party's new agenda at a rally in the evening. In the 2009 parliamentary elections, MNS-fielded candidates bagged over a lakh votes each in all the six parliamentary constituencies of Mumbai. Avika: My prayers have been answered. Meanwhile, reports of the Raj-led party joining hands with the BJP have been doing the rounds after former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis met Raj Thackeray recently. मनस च नव ध वज भगव य र ग च अस न त य वर मध यभ ग र जम द The decision has, however, irked Maratha Kranti Morcha and Sambhaji Brigade who have opposed the use of Rajmudra on the new flag. On Thursday, Raj revealed the new flag that has now foregone the blue, white and green that the previous flag held, in exchange for an all-saffron look. Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena will be unveiling its new flag on Thursday, 23 January. There have also been speculations of an alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the MNS following Thackeray’s meeting with former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis earlier this month though the BJP leader said there was “no scope” for a tie-up. The new saffron flag has Shivaji Maharaj's Rajmudra, and was launched at the party's first Maha Adhiveshan at Nesco Centre in Goregaon. Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Thursday, 23 January unveiled his party's new flag which is saffron in colour, setting tongues wagging in … Kunal Kamra published a series of Tweets where he described the Supreme Court of India as ‘Supreme Joke of India’. Mumbai: Maharashtra Navanirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Thursday unveiled the new flag of his party, which is saffron in colour and has a Rajmudra in centre. Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray unveiled the party's new flag on the occasion of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray's birthday, on … “There is a difference in the ideologies of the MNS and BJP. (Photo: Satej Shinde). The event began with Thackeray paying tributes to Bal Thackeray and garlanding a photo of Veer Savarkar along with BR Ambedkar, Probodhankar Thackeray and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. 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MNS old flag (left) and the all-new saffron flag (right) Raj Thackeray probably hopes to occupy the space left partially vacant after the Shiv Sena ditched its ideologies to adapt it’s new ‘secular’ makeover after joining hands with the Congress-NCP. MNS was founded in 2006 after Raj Thackeray split from Shiv Sena. It basically refers to candidates who eats into the assumed vote bank or support base of another candidate, thus weakening him or her. Raj Thackeray probably hopes to occupy the space left partially vacant after the Shiv Sena ditched its ideologies to adapt it’s new ‘secular’ makeover after joining hands with the Congress-NCP. The Supreme Court also slammed the Bombay High Court for not granting bail to Arnab Goswami citing technicalities. During the hearing, Justice Chandrachud that the constitutional courts needed to interfere in the case to avoid treading on a path of destruction. MNS old flag (left) and the all-new saffron flag (right). However, former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis denied reports of a tie-up stating that the two parties had different ideologies. Raj Thackeray’s son Amit Thackeray was inducted into the MNS at this meeting. Yogendra Yadav is busy on news channels on the day that results of the Bihar Assembly Elections are declared. Meanwhile, MNS has not only changed the colour and design of its flag but in an attempt to change its course leaning more towards Hindutva ideology, for the first time ever, displayed Vinayak Damodar Savarkar’s picture on the dais next to that of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at the MNS state executive meeting. In fact, the preamble of the Common Minimum Program (CMP) signed between the three allies had asserted that the alliance between Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP will uphold “secular” values of the constitution. A photograph of Veer Savarkar was placed on the stage along with Babasaheb Ambedkar, Sabitribai Phule, and Prabodhankar Thackeray. 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