Decorated chariot, carrying deities, passes through mada streets; dozens of cultural troupes precede procession
The incident happened at around 1:30 pm at Sanpada when Thackeray and his family were returning from Ekvira Devi Temple in Karla in Lonavla.
NCP spokesperson Ankush Kakade said on Friday that hsi party and Congress decided to support MNS candidate Kishor Shinde in Kothrud to avoid division of votes against Patil.
Though the exact number of seats the MNS will contest is not clear as yet, party sources indicated that it may be around 125 seats.
The MNS, in its first assembly election in 2009, had won 13 seats while bagging almost 6% of votes across the state.
The ED has summoned Raj in a case pertaining to alleged irregularities related to Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) loan to Kohinoor CTNL.
Uddhav Thackeray expressed indirect backing by commenting that nothing would emerge from Raj's interrogation by the ED.
MNS Thane unit spokesman Nainesh Patankar said Chowgule took the extreme step as he was 'depressed and angry' over the ED's notice to Raj Thackeray.
Don't get provoked: MNS appeals to activists after Raj Thackeray summoned by Enforcement Directorate
There has been a flutter in political circles and the MNS after the ED on Sunday slapped notices on Thackeray, his former partner Unmesh Joshi and their third business associate.
Why worry if you have done no wrong: Maharashtra CM Fadnavis to MNS chief Raj Thackeray on ED notice
Devendra Fadnavis warned the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena of consequences if it resorted to protests that inconvenienced the public.
Mahadeshwar on Tuesday denied that he manhandled anybody and rather blamed MNS workers for the incident.
Top leaders of the Congress, NCP, MNS and other smaller parties alleged that there were many discrepancies in the EVMs in the last Lok Sabha elections.
During the recent Lok Sabha elections, the MNS was willing to be part of the Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra but Congress was reportedly averse to such a proposal.
MNS leader Anil Shirodkar in a tweet said that Hindi is not the national language and the Centre should not unnecessarily impose it.
A magistrate court at Igatpuri while acquitting Thackeray on Wednesday said the prosecution failed to prove its case that the MNS chief instigated the incident.