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    On This Day in History: June 19, 1966 – Shiv Sena was established by late Bal Thackeray

    On this day, June 19, in the year 1966, Shiv Sena was formed by late Bal Thackeray. Shiv Sena’s ideology is largely based on pro-Marathi sentiments and Hindu nationalism. The members of the party are popularly referred to as Shiv Sainiks. The party was established through a movement in Mumbai demanding preferential treatment of Maharashtrians over the migrants to the city.

  • Will have discussions with allies before expansion: BJP

    Mumbai: Allies will be taken into confidence before the proposed expansion of the Maharashtra cabinet, a senior BJP minister on Monday said. “Names of the new ministers will be finalised after holding talks with our allies,” finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said.

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    Shiv Sena accuses Centre of bloodbath in Kashmir valley

    Mumbai : The Shiv Sena on Saturday blamed the   Central government for the violence in Jammu and Kashmir and attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his foreign tours, saying they have proved to be a “failure.”

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    Mumbai: After Amit Shah’s visit, Saamana changes bitterness towards BJP

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena and its mouthpiece ‘Saamna’ have changed their bitter language against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its government after the closed-door meeting between Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and BJP president Amit Shah last week.  Instead of taking an anti-government and anti-BJP line, ‘Saamna’ has been defending Sambhaji Bhide, guru to many BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.

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    Mumbai: Chhagan Bhujbal indicates no plan to join Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: Former Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) minister Chhagan Bhujbal has given clear indication that he will not join Shiv Sena. There were speculations that Bhujbal would join the Sena, since NCP did not support him while he was in custody, at the same time his son Pankaj’s close-door meeting with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, after he got bail from police custody of the Enforcement Directorate. Speaking at concluding Halla Bol rally

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    Unhappy with its alliance BJP, Shiv Sena refuses to implement its threat of quitting from state government

    It is hard to understand why if it is so unhappy in the alliance with the BJP, the Shiv Sena still refuses to implement its threat and quit the ruling alliance in Maharashtra. This daily ‘kitt-kitt’ from the Sena leaders leaves a bad taste in the mouth of Maharashtrians. Besides, it detracts from the business of governance. It is extraordinary that within minutes of the Amit Shah-Uddhav Thackeray meeting at Matoshree on

  • Mending fences all around

    Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray must have been pleased as Punch that of all the people, Amit Shah, the unquestioned number two in the ruling dispensation, came calling. One of his outstanding grievances was that he is not accorded the respect that his late father Balasaheb Thackeray had enjoyed. In particular, not only is he miffed that the BJP snatched the chief minister’s crown from his nominee but what seems to rankle

  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray makes CM Devendra Fadnavis sit out during meeting with Amit Shah

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena is determined to make the BJP pay for its sins of omission and commission. No wonder when Amit Shah arrived at ‘Matoshree’ to keep his ‘appointment’ with Uddhav Thackeray, Sena was in no mood to ‘play along.’ Rather, Uddhav Thackeray made chief minister Devendra Fadnavis ‘sit out’ while he was meeting Shah.

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    Ahead of Amit Shah and Uddhav Thackeray meeting, Shiv Sena says no tie-up with BJP for 2019 polls

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday said it will contest the 2019 general elections on its own, thus effectively ruling out a tie-up with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Pointing to its performance in the recently held Palghar bypoll, the Shiv Sena its mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, said the result in the polls has given them a message that they don’t require any ‘poster boy’ (read Prime Minister Narendra Modi) to contest elections.

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    Mumbai: Uddhav Thackeray won’t pull out his party from Maharashtra government for now, says insider

    New Delhi: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will keep raging and raving over loss of the Palghar Lok Sabha seat to the BJP, but he is not pulling out his party, as of now, from the Modi government or the Maharashtra government. He will pull out certainly, but only after the Lok Sabha elections are announced as the Election Commission’s model code of conduct will come into force and Chief Minister Devendra

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    Maharashtra: Congress dares Shiv Sena to break alliance with BJP

    Mumbai: The Congress on Thursday dared Shiv Sena to break alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) following the by-polls result stating that instead of criticizing the decisions of the Centre Shiv Sena should break alliance if unhappy.

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    Maharashtra: BJP confident Shiv Sena won’t ditch alliance

    Mumbai: Hours after the Shiv Sena losing Palghar Lok Sabha bypoll to the BJP and party chief Uddhav Thackeray saying the BJP government did not need allies anymore, Maharashtra BJP leader Chandrakant Patil has ruled out the possibility of the Sena walking out of the NDA. “Uddhav will not take a step that will benefit the opposition Congress,” the Revenue Minister told reporters at Mantralaya here.

  • Uddhav asks Oppn to boycott elections if EVM row not resolved

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray today asked opposition parties to “unitedly boycott” elections if controversies surrounding electronic voting machines (EVMs) are not resolved quickly.He also threatened to drag the Election Commission to court over the Palghar bypoll result and sought suspension of election officers over the “sudden increase” in voting percentage there.

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    Palghar bypoll: Shiv Sena dubs Election Commission as ‘Mistress’

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Palghar Lok Sabha constituency bypoll, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday slammed the Election Commission (EC) and called it a ‘Tawaif’ (Mistress) of a political party. Raut’s comment comes after his party chief Uddhav Thackeray released a video of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis asking Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers to use all possible means to win the Palghar Lok Sabha seat, where the polling took place on May