Mumbai: Maharashtra Navanirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Thursday unveiled the new flag of his party, which is saffron in colour and has a Rajmudra in centre.
The colour was changed from saffron, blue and green to just saffron, while the Raj mudra in the flag was used during Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj rule.
Thackeray began his mega rally by garlanding the picture of Savarkar along with B R Ambedkar, Probodhankar Thackeray and Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
The flag launch came on a day when Shiv Sainiks mark the birth anniversary of Balasaheb Thackeray, Raj's uncle and founder of Shiv Sena — a party headed by his cousin and Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray.
The decision has, however, irked Maratha Kranti Morcha and Sambhaji Brigade who have opposed the use of Rajmudra on the new flag. Both organisations have said that they would take legal action against Raj Thackeray's for using Shivaji's seal for politics.
Thackeray's son Amit was also into the party during the mega show of his party in Goregaon. Wearing a purple kurta, he was seen brandishing a sword at the event.
Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray's son Amit Thackeray has been inducted into the party today. pic.twitter.com/79QQjCuull— ANI (@ANI) January 23, 2020
Meanwhile, reports of the Raj-led party joining hands with the BJP have been doing the rounds after former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis met Raj Thackeray recently.