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To contest or not to contest, MNS leaves cadre guessing

DNMUM442763 | 9/11/2019 | Author : Dhaval Kulkarni | WC :605 | Politics & Governance

As Assembly polls near, functionaries confused over uncertainty surrounding party’s future

As the curtains go up on the Maharashtra state Assembly elections, the leaders and cadre of the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) are confused about whether the party will contest the polls or stay out of it like during the Lok Sabha.
MNS functionaries say they had not received any feelers so far from their leadership on whether they will be contesting the polls. The code of conduct for the elections may be announced this week.
“There is no decision so far on contesting the elections,” said a senior MNS leader, adding this had led to unease in the rank-and-file. “There are political careers at stake, that is the problem in the MNS staying out of a contest,” he admitted. During the Lok Sabha polls, Raj had laun
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