Uddhav Thackeray

No breakup threat with Shiv Sena, govt will complete 5 years: Devendra Fadnavis

Amid tensions in the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday ruled out any threat to his government, asserting that Shiv Sena will not walk out and his dispensation will complete full five years term. Fadnavis said there is no situation where Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena and BJP have to part ways. “I am 100 per cent sure. I don’t think the Sena will walk out. Our government

Shiv Sena snaps ties with BJP for Kolhapur civic polls

Shiv Sena has called off its alliance with BJP in Kolhapur in Maharashtra and will contest the upcoming municipal corporation polls there on its own. The election to the 81-member Kolhapur civic body is scheduled to be held later this year. The split in Kolhapur comes in the backdrop of Sena president Uddhav Thackeray recently saying that his party is keen on winning the Assembly polls in Maharashtra on its

Salman Khan retracts his Yakub Memon is innocent remark

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Sunday morning advocated against the death penalty of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon. The actor’s series of tweets in favour of Memon landed him trouble forcing him to clarify on his statement later in the day. Salman Khan took to Twitter again in the evening to issue a clarification, saying his tweets were not meant to hurt any religion. “I also strongly condemn those who

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 considering contesting Delhi polls: Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena, which is BJP’s partner in Maharashtra and at the Centre, is considering contesting the Delhi Assembly elections to be held next month. “We are thinking about contesting the Delhi polls. A final decision will be taken soon. However, there has been no talk so far on a poll alliance with anyone,” Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray said here on Friday. Uddhav said his party is fully supportive of

Shiv Sena formally joins BJP government in Maharashtra

Finally reviving the 25-year old alliance which suffered major upheaval in the recent past, the Shiv Sena formally joined the BJP government in Maharashtra led by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday. Ten Shiv Sena ministers, five of cabinet rank and five of minister of state rank, took oath in the first expansion of the Fadnavis ministry on Friday afternoon. Ten BJP ministers – five of cabinet rank and five

Shiv Sena to join Fadnavis govt, accepts offer of 12 cabinet berths

Finally, the stage is set for cabinet expansion in Maharashtra on Friday, after Shiv Sena agreed to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Maharashtra. The BJP has offered Shiv Sena 12 cabinet posts. It includes five cabinet rank and seven minister of state rank. The four important portfolios which have been offered to Sena includes ministry of industry, public works department, energy, water resources. The Shiv Sena also agreed to give up

BJP, Shiv Sena to hold talks on power sharing in Maharashtra today

After weeks of acrimony, the BJP and the Shiv Sena are likely to hold talks on forming an alliance for power sharing in Maharashtra on Friday. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who had earlier hinted that the BJP is ready to accommodate Shiv Sena in the government, yesterday said that the two parties should govern the state together. Fadnavis, while speaking to the reporters, said that since the Shiv Sena is part of the BJP-led NDA

Sharad Pawar predicts mid-term polls in Maharashtra

The NCP has virtually put on notice BJP Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ government, with party chief Sharad Pawar saying mid-term assembly elections could be held anytime in the state.Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar called upon his party to immediately start preparations for mid-term assembly elections as the continuance of the BJP government in the state was in doubt.“If the BJP and Shiv Sena had joined together, there could

Sena to sit in opposition if BJP takes NCP's support: Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena on Sunday threatened to sit in opposition in Maharashtra if ruling BJP dared to take support of Sharad Pawar’s NCP for the survival of its government but also kept the door open for reconciliation, saying it should come clear on the issue within two days. “Shiv Sena won’t hanker for power at the cost of self-respect,” Sena President Uddhav Thackeray told reporters at Sena Bhawan in Central Mumbai

BJP, Shiv Sena bury hatchet, Anil Desai to be in Union Cabinet

BJP and Shiv Sena Saturday appeared to have resolved their differences with the latter deciding to nominate Rajya Sabha member Anil Desai to be included in the Union Cabinet when Prime Minister Narendra Modi reshuffles and expands his ministry tomorrow. After blowing hot and cold over the last few days, the party also looked agreeable to accepting a power-sharing arrangement in Maharashtra. “Uddhavji (Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray) had initially

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.