Results a slap on Cong-NCP face: Shiv Sena
"Mumbaikars have slapped Congress-NCP across the face," said Raut, adding that citizens of the megapolis would never tolerate the insult of Shiv Sena president Bal Thackeray.
Referring to Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan`s statement during the campaign that Sena supremo would become irrelevant after the Mumbai polls, Raut said the results were a slap for Chavan too.
About Raj Thackeray-led MNS, which was expected to eat massively into Shiv Sena`s vote bank, Raut said, "There is nothing like MNS factor." Raut added that Ramdas Athavale-led faction of Republican Party of India, which had allied with Sena-BJP for these polls, did contribute to the alliance`s performance.