Now all aspiring political leaders for the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) will have to prove their mettle by passing exams with flying colours.... Candidates to write exam to get party tickets for polls: Raj Thackeray Absolutely fantastic idea by Raj. For the first time I think he has done something sensible. Out of the box idea and a move towards getting only those capable to be lawmakers. Idea is good at grass roots level.