While unhappy members from Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) are planning to challenge the party by contesting the elections as independent candidates, the party heads from the city hope that everything would be normal within next 24 hours.
Raj Thackeray, Chief of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has expected and is starting to prepare for a heavy rebellion after distribution of tickets for the corporation elections in Thane. It was proved true on Sunday when the list of 115 candidates was declared by MNS on Sunday. Still 15 candidates are to be declared. Since nearly 400 candidates were interested for the tickets, many of them exhibited their displeasure when they did not find their names in the list. Among them were Rajesh More, the MNS city deputy chief, Adv Sameer Deshpande (Deputy Chief of Road and Administration department), Chandrahas Tawde, Nitin Bhoir, Datta Ghadge and many others.
Clarifying the cause of their anger, they all told that the tickets were given to them who directly appeared for the written exam while they are working since the beginning of the MNS and have devoted their duties to set MNS in Thane.
While Deshpande and Ghadge announced that they would be contesting the elections as independent candidates, Rajesh More told that he would wait for some time to come to any conclusion.
Meanwhile, MNS MLA Bala Nandgaonkar was in Thane till early morning of Monday. “He had talks with the unhappy members and succeeded to change the situation at some extent,” said Hari Mali, the city Chief of MNS. He also added that such things happen in all the parties and within next 24 hours all will start moving smoothly.