Thackeray also said he had asked political parties to boycott the polls over the issue of EVMs but no one was ready to do so.
MNS Chief Raj Thackeray, however, has not been able to book any ground for his first rally in Pune on October 9.
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.
Thackeray, who had avoided public appearance after he was grilled by the ED on August 22, said that he would address his first election rally on October 5.
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 Thackeray family, including wife, daughter, son and daughter-in-law too had accompanied him from his residence at Dadar Shivaji Park to the ED office.
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.
Raj Thackeray in a social media post had expressed willingness to cooperate with the investigating agency, requested party workers to maintain peace.
Raj has been summoned by the ED in connection with its probe into the alleged irregularities relating to loans and equity investment worth over Rs 450 crore by IL&FS.
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.
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The agency is probing Thackeray's involvement in the case in connection with the IL&FS group's loan equity investment in a company called Kohinoor CTNL.