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Raj Thackeray stays clear of pre-poll ties

MNS chief Raj Thackeray has ruled out the possibility of an early Lok Sabha poll as well as an alliance for his party in either the state or general elections.

india Updated: Jun 28, 2008 15:58 IST

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray has ruled out the possibility of an early Lok Sabha poll as well as an alliance for his party in either the state or general elections.

"Although the coalition government is the order of the day, it has its own limitations as has been amply demonstrated," Thackeray said during a brief stopover in Ahmednagar on his way to Pune from Aurangabad.

He also dismissed possibilities of mid-term polls saying 90-95 per cent of MPs were unprepared and currently "afraid to face the electorate.

"The firebrand leader advised filmstar Amitabh Bachhan to learn Marathi before venturing to make films in the language.

"It is shameful that someone living in the state for 40 years does not know the language," he said.

Thackeray insisted that only a change in leadership would solve the problem of price rise and inflation.

"Morchas and agitations are no reply to the issue of rise in prices of essential commodities. Only a change in leadership is the answer," the MNS leader said.