New Delhi: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Thursday unveiled his party’s new flag which is saffron in colour, setting tongues wagging in political circles about a possible ideological shift. Thackeray unveiled the new flag, which in the centre bears a ‘rajmudra’ (royal seal used during the times of warrior King Shivaji), at the party’s plenary meeting in suburban Goregaon. Also Read - Raj Thackeray's Son Joins MNS on Bal Thackeray's Birth Anniversary | 5 Things to Know About Amit Thackeray
The party’s earlier flag had saffron, blue and green colours. Also Read - India Condemns Pakistan’s Move on Kashmir Issue at UNSC, Says ‘Allegations Lack Credibility’
Before unveiling the flag, the MNS chief paid tributes to his uncle and late Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray on the latter’s 94th birth anniversary on Thursday. Also Read - Devendra Fadnavis Denies Rumours, Says ‘no Plans For Alliance With MNS in Maharashtra’
During the inaugural session of the MNS plenary meet, he also paid respects to Hindutva ideologue V D Savarkar besides Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, B R Ambedkar and his grandfather Prabhodhankar Thackeray.
The MNS was set up in 2006 after Raj Thackeray split from the Shiv Sena. He was in August last year questioned by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case pertaining to alleged irregularities related to Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) loan to Kohinoor CTNL.