Election is near and no wonder political parties in Maharashtra are busy making their presence felt.
Congress has hit two birds with one stone in arresting MNS Chief.
1. Projecting MNS Chief as the only one who thinks about well being of Marathi Manus, Shiv Sena and BJP are on a backfoot
2. Divide and Rule Politics. Congress knows that its vote bank is intact. Giving more importance to MNS would effectively split the voters between MNS and Shiv Sena/BJP
I think that Sharad Powar is the brain behind this theory.