MNS’s Pune city unit is in for an overhaul
Thackeray will be personally present in Pune in the second week of August to complete the exercise. During his three-day visit, Thackeray will interview and select party workers for various party posts
Pune: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray is now focusing on revamping the party's Pune unit following reorganisation of the party structure in Mumbai.
Thackeray will be personally present in Pune in the second week of August to complete the exercise. During his three-day visit, Thackeray will interview and select party workers for various party posts. The MNS has been on a downslide since the Lok Sabha elections three years ago. The party suffered a drubbing during the Assembly elections with a reduced number of 11 MLAs. It lost power in the Nashik Municipal Corporation while only two candidates were elected to the Pune Municipal Corporation from its earlier strength of 28.
Thackeray's lack of interest in the party's day-to-day functioning and running it like a corporate organisation was seen as the reason behind the debacle of the party. It seems the party leader has woken up. Thackeray will meet the party's rank and file in Pune to bring in young blood into the party to boost its chances in the near future.
MNS city unit chief Ajay Shinde told Sakal Times that Thackeray would replace almost all office-bearers right from deputy chief to group president, who are responsible for 1,000 voters each from their localities. “There will be no change in post of party city unit chief as the appointment was done recently. The reorganised party structure will comprise old and new faces who can deliver results,” Shinde said.