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Raj to launch new party in March

Raj Thackeray would involve NGOs in understanding basic issues of the state.

india Updated: Jan 17, 2006 20:18 IST

Clearing the air about formation of his new political party, former Shiv Sena leader Raj Thackeray on Tuesday said he would launch it in March.

Raj, who is touring Maharashtra in the run-up to the formation of the party, told reporters in Nasik that he would be involving NGOs in understanding the basic issues being faced by various revenue divisions and districts in the state.

"I will involve NGOs in understanding the problems faced by people in the five revenue divisions at the grassroot level", Raj said in an informal chat.

Raj began his tour from Thane and is scheduled to leave for Dhule on Wdnesday on the next leg of the tour.

Asked reasons for photos of Sena chief Bal Thackeray appearing on his hoardings despite his leaving the Sena last month, Raj said "I consider Balasaheb as my deity".

Raj said being a former Shiv Sainik or legislator or MP would not be a criterion for being a member of his party. "Those who work will be given priority", he said.