SAAMANA

  • Do not pin any hopes on us in the future: Shiv Sena tells BJP 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Monday ruled out rapprochement with former ally BJP saying the ruling party has "shattered the hopes of the people" after what transpired during the trust vote in Maharashtra assembly. "We do not need to sit and think over what went wrong (with the...
  • Shiv Sena shields BJP, says ceremony will wash off sins of NCP-Congress October 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Notwithstanding its decision to boycott the swearing-in of Devendra Fadnavis as Maharashtra Chief Minister, the Shiv Sena on Friday provided covering fire to BJP from criticism for organising a lavish event, saying the ceremony will "wash off sins" of the previous government. "You (Congress and NCP) have looted Maharashtra in...
  • Maharashtra: Sena warns BJP against NCP support, says the move will raise questions on its credibility October 30, 2014

    Mumbai: A day before the Bharatiya Janata Party government is set to take oath in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena's mouthpiece 'Saamana' has come out with an editorial, warning it against taking the Nationalist Congress Party's support. In the editorial, Sena says that it is a matter of pride that Maharashtra is...
  • Shiv Sena talks toughs, reminds BJP that it hasn't won a clear mandate in Maharashtra October 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party's former ally Shiv Sena is talking tough and has reminded the party that it not won a clear mandate in Maharashtra polls. The BJP has won 123 out of 288 seats and is short of 22 seats to be able to form a government in...
  • Shiv Sena launches sharp attack on PM Modi, says BJP 'backstabbed' it October 6, 2014

    Mumbai: A sharp attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi by his erstwhile ally Shiv Sena, which also equated BJP with the "corrupt" Congress and NCP marked the electoral discourse in Maharashtra on Monday. The Sena claimed that BJP, under the leadership of Modi, "backstabbed"...
  • BJP-Shiv Sena split gives a chance to both to test their strength in Maharashtra September 26, 2014

    The 25-year-old Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena alliance came to an end on Thursday with BJP leaders announcing that the party has decided to accommodate smaller alliance partners like Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana, Shivsangram and Rashtriya Samaj Paksha. The BJP is even trying to lure the Republic Party of India (Athwale) to...
  • Congress accuses Modi government of being anti-Maharashtra September 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi-led government of being biased against the state and claimed that the Centre was planning to reduce the importance of Mumbai as financial capital of the country and also shut down operations at the JNPT. State Industries Minister Narayan Rane said that three...
  • No one should comment without knowing facts: Victims August 2, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbaibased model who has filed a complaint of rape against senior IPS officer Sunil Paraskar hit out at the Shiv Sena on Saturday morning over the editorial in its mouthpiece 'Saamana', saying that a comment should not be made in such cases without knowing the facts. "This matter...
  • Terror export to Iraq matter of concern: Shiv Sena July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday expressed concern over what it described as "homegrown terror being exported" to Iraq, which could pose serious ramifications for India. In an editorial in its mouthpiece 'Saamana', the party said that the incident of four missing youngsters from Kalyan town in Thane, who have reportedly...
  • Maharashtra: BJP, Shiv Sena MPs to meet Railway Minister on fare hike June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Apprehensive about an adverse fallout of the hike in train fares in the coming assembly polls, BJP and Shiv Sena MPs from Maharashtra will meet Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda in Delhi on Tuesday to "convey strong sentiments of commuters". "We will convey to the minister the strong sentiments of the...
  • Had Nitish stayed with NDA, he wouldn't have faced defeat: Shiv Sena May 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Terming Nitish Kumar's resignation as the Chief Minister of Bihar after the party's poll debacle, as mere 'nautanki' (drama), Shiv Sena on Tuesday said that had he been with the NDA, his party would not have faced such a humiliation. The party also said that Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan...
  • Shiv Sena calls Nitish Kumar's resignation as Bihar CM a 'drama' May 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena's mouthpiece 'Saamana' has criticised former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, calling his resignation a 'drama'. An editorial in Saamana says that while Nitish claimed he quit on moral grounds, his main purpose was to form an alliance with Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal. The editorial also...
  • Modi can't be blamed for Assam violence, says Shiv Sena May 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Monday slammed the Congress for holding Narendra Modi responsible for the violence in Assam, saying those levelling such charges are the ones who have "divided" the country and should practice meditation at Ramdev's ashram as they have "lost their mental balance". BJP's oldest ally also targeted Congress...
  • Rahul's poll win dream like filling balloon with holes: Shiv Sena March 18, 2014

    Launching a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi, Shiv Sena on Tuesday said the Congress vice president's dream of victory in the Lok Sabha elections is like filling gas in balloons with holes. "It's hilarious that Congress, which can't find candidates, is claiming to win more than 200 seats. (There is) anti-Congress...
  • Sena hits out at MNS over toll booth agitation, calls it drama troupe February 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Sharpening its attack on MNS chief Raj Thackeray over his agitation against toll collection, the Shiv Sena said it had "predicted" the outcome of Wednesday's stir. "The Sena mouthpiece Saamana had on Tuesday made some comments (about Raj Thackeray and his toll stir). What happened on Wednesday was exactly...
  • Shiv Sena worried over shrinking NDA, questions BJP's strength June 24, 2013

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece Saamna has raised concerns about state of Bharatiya Janata Partyled National Democratic Alliance (NDA). An editorial in Saamna on Monday emphasised senior BJP leader LK Advani's stand that the NDA needs to find "new friends/allies". The edit also urged the BJP to declare...
  • Modi will score a hattrick in Gujarat: Thackeray October 5, 2012

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray has said Gujarat Chief Minister would lead his party to a third consecutive victory in the December Assembly elections. "Modi has shown his grip on Gujarat and is going to win the polls for the third time in a row," Thackeray said in an...
  • Bal Thackeray slams Rahul for UP migrants comment November 16, 2011

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray has lashed out at Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi for his comments on migrants from Uttar Pradesh, saying though the migrant population has "destroyed" Mumbai, his party never called them beggars. "The huge influx of UP migrants in Mumbai and the rest of Maharashtra has...
  • IPL is Pawar's 'political waterloo': Thackeray June 8, 2010

    Mumbai: Dabbling in cricket has led to NCP chief Sharad Pawar's "political waterloo," Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray said on Tuesday. "Pawar ventured onto cricket pitch without any reason and it is on the same pitch that we see him facing his political waterloo," Thackeray said in an editorial in party...
  • Sena targets Lalu, takes credit for disrupting Rly exams October 22, 2008

    Pune: While the nation debates whether the breakaway Maharashtra Navnirmaan Sena (MNS) has only sharpened the agenda of its predecessor Shiv Sena, the latter has tried to claim its turf. The Shiv Sena has used its mouthpiece daily, the Saamana to lay claim to being the guards of Marathi rights. The SS...
  • Shiv Sena slams Amar Singh, Azmi for 'Batla house' stand October 20, 2008

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena is proud of Bollywood actor Salman Khan and his father, scriptwriter Salim Khan, while it slams Amar Singh and his Samajwadi party for casting aspersions on the encounter at Batla House. That's according to an editorial in the party mouthpiece Saamana on Monday October 20. While praising the Khans...