Shiv Sena attacks BJP for letting Kanhaiya Kumar get free publicity

In a veiled attack on the BJP for letting JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar get “free publicity”, ally Shiv Sena Monday sought to know how he got bail in such a short span of time when others charged with ‘sedition’ are still languishing in jails. “(Union Minister) Venkaiah Naidu said Kanhaiya Kumar is getting free publicity. If that is so, who is responsible for letting him get free publicity? Today, nothing

Shiv Sena takes dig at BJP over Gujarat local body polls

Describing the results of Gujarat local body polls as a “win for Congress despite losing”, NDA ally Shiv Sena Friday said it indicates that people of Gujarat do not stand behind the Prime Minister completely and the BJP needs to evaluate why “alarm bells” have started ringing on Narendra Modi’s home pitch. The Sena also said that it needs to be studied why the BJP lost in rural areas if

Shiv Sena taunts Narendra Modi again in party mouthpiece

In a sarcastic take on Narendra Modi, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday said the Prime Minister clearly seems disturbed over the state of affairs in the country while presenting his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ as he single-handedly is taking so much trouble to alleviate the pains of the common man over a plethora of issues. “One man is taking so much trouble to take away the pains of

Shiv Sena's 'Saamana' compares Sudheendra Kulkarni to Ajmal Kasab

After smearing paint on Sudheendra Kulkarni’s face, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday chided him heavily in ‘Saamana’. The party also defended the six arrested attackers by terming them “rashtrabhakt” (nationalists). In a sharp edit in the party mouthpiece Saamana, the Sena – an important constituent of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the Centre – said that Kulkarni despite being shamed roamed all around with a black face. It

BJP can't cheat people after promising acche din: Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray

Taking a dig at its ally, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday said ground realities have remained unchanged despite BJP coming to power at the Centre, promising acche din. “Even 50 years are not enough to clean up the mess created by the erstwhile government. But a lot has to be done in the next five years to fulfill the aspirations of people. You (the BJP) had promised acche

Shiv Sena slams Rahul Gandhi over padyatra

Shiv Sena on Tuesday criticised Rahul Gandhi for his ‘padyatra’ in drought-prone Vidarbha district, saying he should have wiped away tears of farmers when the Congress was in power. The Sena also hit out at Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over his Maharashtra Day message, saying that merely being ashamed over farmers’ suicides will not solve the problem. “Rahul Gandhi seems to have forgotten that it was his government in Maharashtra

Congress demands suspension of Sanjay Raut as Rajya Sabha MP

Hitting out at Shiv Sena leader and editor of party mouthpiece Saamana, Sanjay Raut, for demanding revocation of voting rights of Muslims, Congress today sought his immediate suspension from the official post as Rajya Sabha MP. “Sanjay Raut’s comments in the Sena mouthpiece are condemnable and evoke religious passions. Since he has violated the Constitution of India by making such comments despite being an MP, he should be immediately suspended

Shiv Sena slams Sharad Pawar over snap poll remarks

The Shiv Sena today hit out at NCP Sharad Pawar after he asked his party to be ready for snap poll, saying he “is known for playing politics of distrust” and was trying to take advantage of the current instability. Though NCP declared unconditional outside support to the minority BJP government the day Assembly poll threw up a hung verdict, party chief Sharad Pawar yesterday said that the state government’s

Don't take people for granted: Shiv Sena to new BJP govt

Shiv Sena Saturday cautioned new Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis against taking the people for granted and asked him to fulfil the expectations of the common man. “The new Government is like a newly-wed woman who initially pleases her mother-in-law. In this case the mother- in-law is the people of Maharashtra. You cannot take people for granted. They have the power to pull your ears when you err,” an editorial in Sena mouthpiece `Saamana’ said.

Shiv Sena to boycott Fadnavis oath ceremony

The Shiv Sena Friday announced a complete boycott of the swearing-in ceremony of the first BJP government in Maharashtra, scheduled later in the day. In a front-page statement in the party mouthpiece, Saamana and Dopahar ka Saamana, the party said that no legislator, parliamentarian or other officials shall take part in the oath taking ceremony of BJP’s Chief Minister-designate Devendra Fadnavis and his small cabinet at Wankhede Stadium. The Sena

Shiv Sena attacks Narendra Modi over Thackeray remarks

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he won’t criticise the Shiv Sena out of respect for its founder Bal Thackeray, the Sena Monday hit back, saying the “real tribute” to the late Thackeray would have been to continue with the BJP-Sena alliance. “We are happy to learn that he (Modi) has respect for Balasaheb in his heart. Then why did the Bharatiya Janata Party broke the 25-year-old alliance

RSS rapped BJP for breaking alliance: Shiv Sena

The RSS has criticised the state BJP for snapping the 25-year-old partnership with it last week, the Shiv Sena said in its party mouthpiece on Tuesday. In a front-page revelation in ‘Saamana’, the Shiv Sena has said that three days after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) broke the alliance, a secret meeting was held in south Mumbai. That evening September 28, the BJP leaders sought the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) guidance on how to approach the