Raj Thackarey said that his wining candidates will support Modi. Had he had real support to Modi, he wouldn't have fielded any candidate against NDA or at best wanted couple of his candidates to contest on BJP's ticket. But his intention is different.
Many would ask question, if he is in a mission to damage NDA's prospects, why he publicly supported Modi's candidature. This may appears mud, but the design is great.
MNS is an extreme outfit that is purely enemy to North-Indian people, particularly from UP and Bihar. Modi has a great stake in these two states. Now if MNS stands supporting Modi and BJP, just imagine what would be the repercussions in these two states. If BJP and Modi thanks MNS, then people of UP and Bihar (importantly these are swing states having 120 seats), despite support to Modi would never want to vote a party that is having covert alliance with their socially enemy party!
Three states are important for BJP and Modi. UP, Bihar and Maharashtra having 168 seats are their focus. If BJP wins 110 seats from these states, rest can be arranged from its other strong-hold areas. MNS in one stroke dented BJP's prospects in these three states! How brilliant is the design! BJP's Nitin Gadkari never understood such strategies. But what the central strategists are doing?
Narendra Modi and BJP should immediately denounce MNS proposal and refuse any support from MNS. This will save them from strained relationship with Shiv Sena and give confidence to voters of UP and Bihar.
Is Congress behind MNS decision? Well everybody know the past results. It's not only BJP's monopoly to have better strategist. Congress is the longest ruling party of India. Does anybody can think that without any strategy, they can rule such a large country for such a long time?