On October 4, while campaigning for his party, in a rally held at Nilanga in Latur district of Marathwada region, Raj Thackeray said, "Abhay Salunke is a very old associate. Please make him successful and vote for bow and arrow...errr...railway engine in the coming elections."
Bow and arrow is the symbol of Shiv Sena and symbol for MNS is railway engine.
Within hours of this rally, the video clip went viral on social media. As per a Hindu report, Shiv Sena supporters are saying that now Raj Thackeray too wanted Shiv Sena to win."
As per the daily, the Sena supporters took a dig at Raj Thackeray and said he finally spoke his heart out after years. "Whatever is there in your heart, finds its way to your lips...Raj Thackeray says vote for bow and arrow," a post on Facebook by Shiv Sena supporters said.