Mumbai, Oct 22: The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) made an impressive debut in the 2009 Maharashtra Assembly Polls by winning as many as 13 seats.
By noon MNS had grabbed two seats out of the 288-member legislative assembly and was leading in several other constituencies. Claiming a victory from the from Vikhroli, Mangesh Sangale opened the account for MNS on Thursday, Oct 22.
Since its formation three years ago, Raj Thackeray-led party split the vote bank of Shiv-Sena, led by Raj's uncle Bal Thackeray.
After Lok Sabha Polls, BJP and Shiv Sena's defeat in the Maharashtra Assembly Polls too was attributed to the way MNS acted as a factor favouring Congress and its allies.