Wednesday, 17 August, 2022
TopicBJP-Shiv Sena

Topic: BJP-Shiv Sena

‘Break hands, legs’: Eknath Shinde’s MLAs caught on video inciting followers, slapping caterer

Incensed Hingoli legislator Santosh Bangar hits caterer over complaints of bad food; Magathane MLA Prakash Surve incites followers to ‘violently’ stand ground against Uddhav Thackeray’s men.

BJP drove Sanjay Rathod out of MVA govt. Now, controversial MLA back in Shinde-Fadnavis cabinet

Shiv Sena leader Rathod resigned as minister in 2021 after allegations linked him to TikTok star's 'suicide' . Rifts emerge in BJP over his induction, with state V-P slamming move.

All male, 50-50 BJP-Sena power-sharing — what new Shinde-Fadnavis cabinet looks like

18 ministers — 9 from Sena rebel group & 9 from BJP — take oath, 40 days after Shinde & Fadnavis were sworn in. Opposition had claimed lack of a cabinet was affecting governance.

In ‘who is the real Shiv Sena’ battle, Supreme Court orders EC to hold tight

The apex court orally said it would refer the matter to a Constitution bench by 8 August.

Battle of the booze policies, and the jumbo task awaiting Shinde-Fadnavis

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

From AIADMK, Shiv Sena to JD(U) — how BJP is growing at the cost of its allies as well as rivals

Across states, the biggest complaint against the BJP is that the party does not honour coalition dharma. Party spokesperson says accusations are ‘untrue’.

Balasaheb backed Modi after 2002, PM has betrayed him now, says Sena MP Sawant

Arvind Sawant, a former minister in Modi govt, blames PM for 'plotting conspiracy to finish Shiv Sena'. He says Bal Thackeray advised BJP to keep Modi on as CM after Gujarat riots.

Aurangabad or Sambhajinagar? Far from Kashi, communal politics simmers in Aurangzeb’s capital

Ahead of civic body polls, Shiv Sena’s decades-long quest to have Aurangabad renamed to Sambhajinagar has made a comeback in mainstream Maharashtra politics.

BJP stoking communal issues with eye on 2024 polls, says Shiv Sena on Gyanvapi mosque row

BJP's 'development model' comprises furthering communal issues such as debates over mosques and temples, Shiv Sena says in editorial in mouthpiece 'Saamana'.

‘Who tore down Babri’ is new battle in Maharashtra as Shiv Sena, BJP & MNS seek ‘credit’

In Maharashtra’s tug-of-war over Hindutva credentials, BJP and MNS have challenged Shiv Sena’s long-standing narrative that it was responsible for demolishing Babri Masjid.

On Camera

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Pakistan: Imran Khan's Instagram account hacked, doubious crypto link posted

Imran Khan’s becoming costly for Pakistan govt. But army won’t completely remove him from scene

Imran Khan is so tuned into Pakistan’s domestic politics, he sees foreign policy more as a ploy. That’s why he can surprise his rally audience with a Jaishankar video.

India’s ‘salaried class’ shrank during Covid, Muslims hit hardest, govt data suggests

India’s salaried class shrank by 2.7 percentage points during pandemic, govt’s Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) shows. But data for religious minorities, women is even bleaker.

Defence

The two frigates under construction at Yantar shipyard in Russia | Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Not dependent on Ukraine for engines, want to be part of Make in India initiative, says Russia

India had procured gas turbine engines from Ukraine & handed over to Russia to install them on the Admiral Grigorovich-class guided-missile stealth frigates being made for the Navy.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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