Chougule and Ghadi to leave Shivsena
Shivsena deputy leader Raja Chougule and Sanjay Ghadi met MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Monday morning
Mumbai: Shivsena deputy leader Raja Chougule and Sanjay Ghadi have decided to give a final ‘Jai Maharashtra’ to the saffron party. The duo met Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray at Raj’s place Krushnakunj on Monday morning.
It is reported that both the leaders would officially join MNS on the eve of Dasshera. It is also reported that both the leaders were upset from the party leadership from quite some long time.
It is said that both the leaders were Raj Thackeray’s close associates. When Raj Thackeray founded the MNS, both the leaders joined the party. In 2007 Raja Chougule left MNS and joined Sena as he couldn’t get an important seat in the party structure.
Chougule was elected as a corporator on Sena’s candidature but the party rejected his candidacy in the corporation election of 2012. Hence the leader rebelled and contested from Ghatkopar. This act had brought him a suspension from the party.
Sanjay Ghadi left MNS in 2009 as the party rejectd his candidature for state assembly elections from a particular constituency. Then the leader joined the Shivsena.
Ghadi contested corporation elections on Sena’s candidature. But he was defeated. He accused sena MLA Vinod Ghosalkar for his defeat in the assembly elections but the party high command did not listen his plea. This made Ghadi annoyed.