Mumbai, Mar 19 (ANI): The Election Commission has recognised Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Narvnirman Sena (MNS) party as a state party and a rail engine has been allotted as the party's poll symbol.
The Commission informed the Supreme Court of its decision as MNS fulfilled all the requirements needed for the recognition of a state party.
For recognition as a state party, a party either needs three percent of the total Assembly seats or six percent votes of the total votes polled in the Assembly elections plus two MLAs.
The MNS that has fulfilled the first criterion had asked the apex court of the country to allot it a poll symbol, so that it could contest Maharashtra Municipal Corporation and council elections. (ANI)