Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: MNS

BJP-Shinde camp wants a Thackeray in its corner to wear out another, takes to Ganpati diplomacy

Maharashtra CM Shinde & several senior BJP leaders visited Raj Thackeray last week. There's speculation of an alliance, or at least a tacit understanding with MNS ahead of civic polls.

‘Don’t have symbol, but have the ideology’: Raj Thackeray’s using Sena troubles to revive MNS 

Back after lying low for two months, MNS chief Thackeray exhorts functionaries to do more to defend the party

‘Last resort’ — why Eknath Shinde & fellow Sena rebels are ‘exploring’ merger with MNS

Shiv Sena rebel camp and MNS seem like a ‘logical’ pairing with their focus on Hindutva and Marathi pride. But some Sena MLAs are worried Raj Thackeray ‘will be supreme’.

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.

‘Didn’t want to walk into a trap’: Why Raj Thackeray cancelled his much-hyped Ayodhya visit

After taking up the ‘loudspeaker’ in Maharashtra, MNS chief Raj Thackeray was all set to visit Ayodhya on 5 June. Until BJP MP Brijbhushan Sharan Singh threw a spanner in his works.  

Shiv Sena comes up with ‘roar of true Hindutva’, to hold mega Mumbai rally to counter BJP, MNS

Shiv Sena's rally Saturday evening will be held at Bandra Kurla Complex grounds in Mumbai. Party expects lakhs to attend event, to be addressed by Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray.

Shiv Sena, MNS locked in race to visit Ayodhya amid tussle over loudspeakers in mosques

MNS chief Raj Thackeray is scheduled to visit Ayodhya on 5 June while Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray along with Shiv Sena workers will visit on 10 June.

Now, Pune unit of Raj Thackeray’s MNS threatens to play Hanuman Chalisa outside police stations

In letter addressed to Pune police commissioner, the party has demanded written assurance from mosques against use of loudspeakers, or else it will act on its threat.

Modi’s Europe visit, inflation top Urdu news, press freedom, loudspeaker rows also find mention

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

‘Our school of Hindutva is original,’ Shiv Sena’s dig at Raj Thackeray on loudspeaker threat

The Maharashtra Home Department, however, said 135 mosques of the total 1,140 in Mumbai had played the azaan on loudspeakers before 6 am.

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Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.