Pune, May 5: Raj Thackeray, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) supremo who gave a talk on 'Maharashtra of my dream' at Nigdi town was all praise for Narendra Modi and said that India need a man like Modi for the top executive job to ensure rapid progress.
His comments on Modi raised speculation of possible alliance between MNS and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the comming assembly elections in Maharashtra. However BJP downplayed Raj's remarks and said that BJP's alliance with Shiv Sena was strong and 'intact'.
MNS support to BJP is being seen in the context of bitter exchange between Shiv Sena and BJP during the seat-sharing process prior to election. Also Sena's open support to Sharad Pawar as 'Marathi' prime ministerial candidate have irked BJ leaders who accused the party of going against the NDA of which it is a constituent.