The mega primary membership drive initiated by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief, Raj Thackeray, on Thursday, Aug 25, 2022, at Maharashtra’s Pune, is now spreading across the parts of the state, seemingly, with an overwhelming response. The chief leader and staunch aide of MNS, Rajabhau Chaughule, reached MNS’ office in Ghatkopar’s Asalpha to encourage the party dignitaries to facilitate the primary membership drive for the general public in Chandivali Vidhansabha. The other party dignitaries from Chandivali Vidhansabha like Mahendra Bhanushali, Sumit Bharaskar, Rahul Chauhan, Anup Gupta, Sanjay Mule, Nilesh Wadarale, etc. were present at the venue to encourage the party workers towards membership drive in Chandivali.
“Let’s unite and work together to encourage the ideology of Raj Saheb Thackeray for the betterment of the state. By this membership drive, we will definitely boost the energy in our workers as we increase in number. Please guide the workers how to facilitate this digital primary membership via missed call or QR code to ascend the party membership,” MNS Leader Chaughule was heard saying at the Membership drive in Asalpha on Saturday, Aug 27. The party workers seemed invigorate after hearing their leader boosting their strength by his powerful speech.
The party leadership in Chandivali and Rajabhau Chaugule, himself, welcomed the committee members of popular North Indian organization, Uttar Bharatiya Navnirman Mahasangh (UBNM), at the venue to attract North Indians towards MNS. The UBNM president, Adv. Roshan Vaish, and General Secretary, Raj Vaish, along with their other NGO volunteers appeared in the membership drive to express its support on the subject of Hindutva.
“We thank the leadership of MNS in Chandivali to invite us on this significant occasion and also a special thanks to respected Rajabhau Chaugule for showing high regards for North Indians in his speech. We support Raj Saheb Thackeray & his ideology of Hindutva, and request all Uttar Bharatiya to come forward and support Raj Saheb Thackeray in his mission. We see the shadow of Hinduhriday Samrat Balasaheb Thackeray in Raj saheb and we have faith on his mission,” said Raj Vaish, General Secretary of UBNM on Saturday.
The digital primary membership drive of MNS commenced on Thursday, Aug 25, in the presence of party chief, Raj Thackeray, at Pune where the party chief had arrived on Wednesday night itself.
महाराष्ट्र नवनिर्माण सेनेच्या प्राथमिक सदस्य नोंदणी मोहिमेचा शुभारंभ आज पक्षाचे अध्यक्ष मा. श्री. राजसाहेब ठाकरे यांच्या शुभहस्ते झाला. पक्षाच्या पुणे मध्यवर्ती कार्यालयात मा. श्री. राजसाहेब ठाकरे यांनी क्यूआर कोड स्कॅन करून ऑनलाईन अर्ज भरून पक्षाचे प्राथमिक सदस्यत्व घेतले. pic.twitter.com/MAlc7txA6u
— MNS Adhikrut – मनसे अधिकृत (@mnsadhikrut) August 25, 2022
The MNS president also shared his audio clip on his social media handle to boost the membership drive. “आपण सगड़ी मिळून महाराष्ट्र ला पुनः एकदा वैभवशाली शिखरवर्ती नेउ या । जगाला हेवा वाटेल असा महाराष्ट्र घडवू या ।” a message heard in the audio clip.
— Raj Thackeray (@RajThackeray) August 27, 2022
Thackeray said on Thursday that the primary membership drive is executed as per the rules and norms of Election Commission every three years. As per Election Commission rules, every political party has to register primary members every three years.