MUMBAI: After ‘testing’ prospective candidates, now it is turning out to be a testing time for Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray.
The disgruntled party workers, who did not get tickets to contest civic elections, are demanding answers from their leaders, including Raj Thackeray.
Party leaders had to placate irate party workers, who had gathered at Krishna Kunja, the residence of Raj Thackeray, seeking an explanation. There were also allegations that tickets were sold to the highest bidder Irate party workers ransacked their own party offices in Thane and other regions in the state.
While other ticket hopefuls, along with their followers, camped outside Raj’s residence here in the hope that show of strength would be able to influence Raj to change the decision in their favour.
Attempts to placate the angry party workers by Raj’s trusted lieutenants Pravin Darekar and Bala Nandgaonkar turned futile. In fact, party workers rebelled against the leadership saying that they would work against the MNS candidates by staying with the party.
Following the announcement of tickets for elections, a total of 22 MNS functionaries have tendered their resignations.