Raj Thackrey is certainly leaving no opportunity in his attempt to get a makeover of his party, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS). After announcing his support for the Modi Government over CAA and the proposed NRC, posters were put up in Panvel, Navi Mumbai, warning illegal migrants, especially Bangladeshis to leave India or be driven out ‘MNS-Style‘.
Maharashtra: Posters of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) stating ‘Bangladeshis leaves the country,otherwise you’ll be driven out in MNS style’ seen in Panvel of Raigad dist. Posters also shows the pictures of MNS Chief Raj Thackeray&his son & party leader Amit Thackeray. (03.02) pic.twitter.com/0mnNk5b0YR
— ANI (@ANI) February 4, 2020
The new symbol of the MNS, which is the royal seal of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, is in full display alongside the message and photos of Raj and his son Amit Thackrey. Earlier, MNS had announced a protest march on the 9th of February, demanding the eviction of illegals in Maharashtra.
The poster came a few weeks after the MNS underwent a ‘makeover’, following a split between the BJP and their former ally, Shiv Sena. The BJP and the Shiv Sena fought the elections together, only to split over the chief minister’s post.
It was speculated that The MNS saw this as an opportunity to capitalize over the political uncertainty among the regional parties and to fill the Hindutva-void left open by Shiv Sena in Maharashtra’s political scenario.
The MNS had recently unveiled its new flag, all saffron and bearing the image of Shivaji Maharaj’s Rajmudra (Royal Seal) at a grand event in Mumbai. Raj Thackeray’s son Amit was inducted into the party and the party, for the first time, had also kept the picture of Veer Savarkar on a pedestal on the stage.