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  • Maharashtra: BJP ready to fight polls with or without Shiv Sena, says CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: A day after when Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray rubbished possibilities to rethink over alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said, the BJP is ready to fight poll with or without Shiv Sena. However, he maintained his desire for support of Sena for the upcoming polls.

  • NCP takes dig at Uddhav Thackeray for ‘not watching’ Pawar’s interview

    Mumbai: The NCP today took a swipe at Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray over his claim that he did not watch a public interview of NCP supremo Sharad Pawar by MNS chief Raj Thackeray. NCP spokesperson Mahesh Tapase said here today that while the entire political class praised the interview, Uddhav Thackeray did not do so, which shows he was nowhere close to his “large-hearted” father late Bal Thackeray.

  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray criticises Modi govt over PNB scam

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray demanded the Central and State governments take responsibility of banks going bust. “After Nirav Modi, people have become suspicious of banks. The government should take responsibility of people’s savings, if a bank goes bust,” said Thackeray during the book launch of senior Shiv Sena leader Neelam Gorhe.

  • Uddhav Thackeray takes dig at Sharad Pawar over reservation comment

    Mumbai: A day after NCP leader Sharad Pawar spoke against caste-based reservation, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray today took a veiled dig at him, saying it took him 50 years to understand what Sena founder Bal Thackeray had espoused. “For some people who have completed 50 years of their parliamentary careers, it has taken some 50 years to understand the Sena and the late Sena chief,” Thakeray said here. He was responding

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    Mumbai: Dissenting Shiv Sena cadre ask to bring back MNS chief Raj Thackeray

    Mumbai: The appointments of former Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and former supporters of Sena’s arch rival Narayan Rane in the party’s North-East Vibhag has angered local loyal Shivsainiks. Last weekend, two groups of local Shiv Sainiks clashed with each other outside Shiv Sena Shakha 129 in Ghatkopar West over the new appointments.

  • Uddhav Thackeray fooling people on Ratnagiri green refinery project, says Narayan Rane

    Mumbai: Stating that Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray was “fooling” people, former Congress leader Narayan Rane on Friday dared him to shut down the green refinery project in Konkan’s Ratnagiri district. “Uddhav Thackeray is fooling MPs, MLAs and the people. It is the policy of the Shiv Sena chief, on one hand, to say that he opposes the project and, on the other, engage in farm land acquisition for the project,” Rane, who

  • We helped them, but BJP trying to enter our home: Uddhav Thackeray

    Mumbai: In a bitter attack on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray accused them of trying to breach his party. And in a development that may add to BJP’s worries, Uddhav had a 10-minute telephonic call with Andhra Pradesh CM and president of Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Chandrababu Naidu during which, according to sources, they discussed the BJP’s “step motherly treatment” to its National Democratic Alliance (NDA) allies.

  • BJP-Shiv Sena break-up: Is Sena beating around the bush or standing up for itself?

    Politics is like a game of chess where you are never sure what will be your next move and, it is also uncertain and unpredictable. Indian Republic is never short of drama and the recent news of Maharashtra’s regional party and ally of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) both at centre and state i.e. Shiv Sena announcing that they will go alone in 2019 Lok Sabha polls and assembly elections have raised a few eyebrows.

  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena pledges to work for the welfare of nation and Maharashtra

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday said it aims to work for the welfare of the nation and Maharashtra. In in its mouthpiece ‘Saamna’, the Sena said, “The only aim of the Shiv Sena is welfare of nation and Maharashtra. The Shiv Sena has always given importance to the welfare of Maharashtra and Hindutva. This is why the Shiv Sena has decided to ignore all the temptations and to start working for

  • Shiv Sena to go solo in 2019, contest all state elections

    Mumbai: Even the best friends have to part, and the Shiv Sena and the BJP have hardly been the best of pals. On the birth anniversary of Balasaheb, the Shiv Sena announced that it has decided to end its uneasy 29-year-old alliance with the BJP and said it will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha and Maharashtra Assembly elections independent of its ally at the Centre and in the state.

  • Uddhav Thackeray’s dig at Narendra Modi: PM should have hoisted tricolour at Srinagar

    Mumbai: Taking a dig at Prime minister Narendra Modi, Uddhav Thackeray, re-elected president of Shiv Sena said Modi should have hoisted tricolour at Srinagar instead of flying kites with his Israeli counterparts Benjamin Netanyahu. Thackeray also criticised Nitin Gadkari, union minister for his remark against navy officials.

  • Aaditya Thackeray likely to be elevated at Shiv Sena’s national executive meet

    Mumbai: The national executive committee meeting of the Shiv Sena will re-elect Uddhav Thackeray as president of the party on Tuesday. Yuva Sena chief Aaditya is likely be elevated as party leader and would probably be given major political responsibility ahead of 2019 parliament and state assembly poll.

  • Mumbai: Green refinery project will ruin nature, says Narayan Rane

    Mumbai: Narayan Rane, the leader of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has opposed green refinery project in Ratnagiri district of Konkan. Rane, chief of Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksh (MSP) alleged leader of Sangharsh Samiti against the project was threatened by Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray by calling him at Matoshree, residence of Thackeray on November 28, 2017.

  • Nitesh Rane threatens to place hawkers outside Uddhav’s home

    Mumbai: Accusing Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray of playing “dirty” politics, Congress leader Nitesh Rane today threatened to place hawkers outside Thackeray’s residence ‘Matoshree’ if the BMC’s proposal to set up hawking pitches outside Rane’s home was not scrapped.

  • Shiv Sena won’t let BJP grab power in Mumbai, says Uddhav Thackeray

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray while criticising  Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for bringing petrochemical projects in Konkan affecting flora and fauna of the region, said Make In India will be proving beneficiary to Gujarat and destroying Konkan and Maharashtra. He further said, BJP has an eye on Mumbai and want to grab the power in BMC, but Sena will not allow them to do it.