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Raj speeches work for NCP, not the alliance

DNMUM433457 | 3/15/2019 | Author : Dhaval Kulkarni | WC :438 | Politics & Governance

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The NCP may have effectively shut the doors on the MNS for a pre-poll tie-up by declaring candidates of 11 Lok Sabha seats, including Mumbai North East and Kalyan, which were being sought by the Raj Thackeray-led party.
MNS leaders were negotiating with the NCP for a possible pre-poll adjustment. However, the Congress had opposed this considering the party’s anti-migrant stance. On Thursday, the NCP declared the names of former MP Sanjay Dina Patil from Mumbai North East, while Babaji Patil will contest from Kalyan. The MNS was seeking either of these for a LS polls.
The MNS faced an electoral washout in 2014 Lok Sabha and state assembly polls after a stellar showing in the previous elections. This time, the party fan
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