No alliance with Sena after polls: Raj Thackeray
However, he said he was not averse to joining hands with any other party, including Shiv Sena's alliance partner BJP.india Updated: Jan 14, 2007 19:51 IST
Announcing the second list of his party's candidates for the civic polls, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president Raj Thackeray on Sunday ruled out any post-poll alliance with the Shiv Sena.
However, he said he was not averse to joining hands with any other party, including Shiv Sena's alliance partner BJP.
"Do I have any enmity with BJP," Raj questioned when asked if he was ready to form an alliance with the party if such a situation arose after the February 1 polls to the 10 municipal corporations in the state. Raj had called on BJP leader Gopinath Munde on Saturday.
MNS is contesting all the 227 seats in the Mumbai elections. In Thane, Nashik and Pune too the party is contesting all the seats.
Raj, however, evaded questions regarding last week's editorial by Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray in his party's mouthpiece Samna, where he termed Raj as "hypocrite" and "parasite", saying his avowed respect for the Sena supremo was fake.
"I will not comment on that. Let it be a solo match," Raj said when asked to comment on Bal Thackeray's outburst.
First Published: Jan 14, 2007 19:51 IST