Saturday, 18 August, 2018

Topic: Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena sends a firm message to ally BJP through its Parliament flip-flop

Political analysts say Sena wants the BJP to understand that while it is ideologically aligned with the NDA, it opposes Modi govt’s policies.
File photo of protesters in Maharashtra | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Protesters demanding Maratha quota stall road traffic in Maharashtra

Protesters call for ‘bandh’ in Maharashtra despite assurances from Fadnavis on providing reservation to Marathas.
Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray | Arvind Yadav/ Getty Images

Shiv Sena received highest donation among regional parties in FY17, says ADR report

Of the total Rs 91.37 crore donations, the top three parties including AAP and Akali Dal amounted for Rs 65.83 crore.
Maratha Kranti Morcha activists block the Pune-Solapur highway during a protest | PTI

In Maratha reservations battle, the struggles of a community to define its caste status

Over the last two weeks, Maratha protests pressing for reservations have resurfaced, but this time with a violent tone.

No let-up in Maratha anger & violence despite weekend overtures by Maharashtra CM Fadnavis

Quota protests turn violent in Pune, stone pelting in Solapur; Maratha leaders accuse CM of making false promises.
Devendra Fadnavis

Independent MLA in Maharashtra says will withdraw support to BJP if Fadnavis is replaced

MLA Ravi Rana says Fadnavis is the only one capable of providing reservation to Maratha, Dhangar communities.
Naresh Gujral

Vigilante fringe needs to be terrorised rather than them terrorising India: Leader of BJP’s ally

The Rajya Sabha MP, whose party is a BJP ally, says the current environment is not healthy for the nation, minorities need to be taken along.
A file photo of Devendra Fadnavis

There is talk of replacing Fadnavis within BJP, claims Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut

BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari called Sanjay Raut's claims as rumour-mongering by the Sena.
Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena MP manhandled during last rites of protester amid ongoing Maratha stir

Chandrakant Khaire, Shiv Sena's Lok Sabha MP from Aurangabad, was in Kaygaon village to attend Kakasaheb Shinde's last rites.
Shiv Sena President - Uddhav Thackeray

Cows safer than women in the country, Sena chief takes dig at Centre

Uddhav Thackeray tells Saamana: 'Shiv Sena may be an NDA ally, but it will definitely talk about things that are wrong'.
Representative image | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg News

What Surjit Bhalla got wrong about our study on spatial inequality in India

Three richest states in India are three times as rich as three poorest, which is why we can't ignore spatial inequality.

Devastating Kerala floods: National indifference or political partisanship?

Heavy rain hit Kerala on 8 August leading to floods that have affected 443 villages. By Friday, the death toll rose to 177. The Centre announced a relatively...