Congress & Shiv Sena spar over renaming Aurangabad

The Shiv Sena and the Congress, which are ruling allies in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, sparred over renaming Aurangabad city, with the Uddhav Thackeray-led party saying it is not ‘secular’ behaviour if one finds ‘cruel and religiously blind’ Mughal emperor Aurangzeb ‘dear’. Continue Reading

Sena admits to tussle among allies

The Shiv Sena today admitted that there was a tussle among senior leaders of the three ruling alliance parties in Maharashtra for key Cabinet berths, and said some MLAs could not be inducted as Ministers because the list of ‘probables’ was huge Continue Reading

Maharashtra Cabinet expansion: 10 Cong MLAs to become Ministers

Ten Congress MLAs, including former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, will join the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra council of ministers during its expansion today, party sources said. Continue Reading

Sena asks why BJP did not write off farmer loans when in power

Hailing the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government for declaring loan waiver of up to Rs two lakh for farmers, the Shiv Sena today hit out at the BJP for seeking to write off debts fully and asked why it did not address the issue when it was in power.

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Uddhav Thackeray, wife Rashmi meet Maharashtra Governor

Maharashtra CM-designate and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan here today. Continue Reading

Polling underway in Maharashtra

Altogether 30.89 per cent voters exercised their franchise in the first six hours today in Maharashtra, after polling for the 288 Assembly seats began at 7 am, officials said. Continue Reading

Burka ban: Don’t impose Hindutva on all, says Owaisi to Sena

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief’s outburst comes a day after an article in Sena’s paper ‘Saamna’ urged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ban burqa just like Sri Lanka had following the Easter Sunday blasts. “Ravan’s Lanka, then why not in Ram’s Ayodhya,” said the article. Continue Reading