With Maharashtra in the grip of its worst drought in four decades, the anger is expected to spill over.
The attacks came after MNS chief Raj Thackeray said that water meant for drought-hit farmers was diverted to private companies.
The attack came hours after MNS chief Raj Thackeray said that water meant for drought-hit farmers was diverted to private companies.
Specifically naming a project of Indiabulls, Raj Thackeray had alleged that water meant for farmers in drought-hit areas was being diverted to private firms.
The four who were booked for violence revealed during the probe that MNS workers had bought the car from a second-hand scrap dealer.
Raj Thackeray on Friday asked the people of Konkan not to encourage petty politics obstructing the progress and development.
While many say that a reconciliation between Raj and Uddhav Thackeray will be a gamechanger in the coming polls, others say the charismatic Raj could emerge as the natural leader.
It took the Maharashtra police more than 24 hours to arrest Nitin Nikam, MNS corporator who slapped a 65-year-old contractor.
A 65-year-old private contractor working with the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation was assaulted and hit by a MNS leader on Sunday for delay in water pipeline repair work.
Sources said that MNS chief Raj Thackeray was upset over the incident but defended the brutal assault nonetheless.
An MNS leader says even though Raj Thackeray won't approve of the act, the fact remains that contractors don't do their job.
"If your work is improper and you don't understand when I talk to you nicely, I'll have to use the MNS way," Nikam said.
Nitin Nikam, a Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) corporator repeatedly and publicly slapped a senior citizen, who is a private contractor.
MNS corporator Nitin Nikam was seen repeatedly slapping DG Patil who works as a private contractor.
The boy believes the comment in his account was written to create enmity in Palghar where a large number of North Indians live.
Police sources say that the boy's Facebook account was hacked before the alleged offensive comment was posted.
Police sources say that after the initial enquiry, the Facebook account was found to be a fake and the account has been deactivated now.
Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena wants the Bal Thackeray memorial at the Indu Mill ground.
A division bench while hearing a petition against the MNS chief hinted that media make such leaders big by giving them publicity.