To visit areas along the proposed bullet train route
Mumbai: With no organisational structure to escalate the party’s electoral performance and lack of second rank leadership, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray is set to begin a State-wide tour from May 1 to overcome his party’s shortcomings.
In the first leg of the tour, from May 1 to 5, Mr. Thackeray will be travelling to Palghar and Thane. According to party sources, Mr. Thackeray will be addressing only one public rally in his tour which will be in Vasai on Tuesday evening.
“He will focus more on meeting local leaders of the party, and also meet individuals from different walks of life to understand their view about the MNS and improvements required in the party functioning,” said an MNS leader.
On Monday Mr. Thackeray made his Twitter debut with official handle @RajThackeray. Few months ago he had launched his official Facebook page where he has been sharing his cartoons and comments on political developments.
Mr. Thackeray has been a vocal critic of the bullet train project between Ahmedabad and Bandra. He has planned his visit along the proposed rail route and is likely to raise the issue during the tour.
Mr Thackeray will be visiting Palghar, Boisar and Wada on May 2. On May 3, he will visit Bhiwandi and Shahapur, on May 4 he will visit Murbad and Ulhasnagar and will spend last day in Badlapur. “In the next leg he will visit Konkan. All regions will be covered phase-wise,” said the leader.