However, it took a dig at the MNS, which is known for its ‘Marathi manoos’ advocacy, over its newfound ‘love for Hindutva’.
Adopting an aggressive Hindutva stance during his speech, Thackeray questioned the use of loudspeakers in mosques.
The new saffron-coloured flag of the party also features Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's Raj Mudra.
A party official said Raj Thackeray plans to attend the oath-taking ceremony but it was not immediately clear whether he would go alone or with the family.
A delegation of MNS leaders met the Maharashtra Governor at his official residence, Raj Bhawan, today in Mumbai.
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.
The state minister, who is considered no.2 in the Devendra Fadnavis Cabinet, is also facing the tag of being an "outsider", since he hails from Kolhapur.
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.
Narendra Patil will contest on MNS ticket from Sindkhedraja in Buldhana district.
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.
Actor Tanushree Dutta on Saturday slammed Nana Patekar and said that she is putting together a team of lawyers and advocates to defend her interests.
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray today came out in support of the farmers who have reached here after undertaking a 'Long March' to Mumbai from Nashik.
The MNS said the protesters should respect the decision of the Supreme Court which has cleared the decks for the release of the 13th Century period drama, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
The release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmavati' has been opposed by various organisations in a few states in India.
The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief, however, said that current trends and reports indicate that the ruling BJP could lose the upcoming Assembly election in Gujarat.