Uddhav Thackeray

  • Maharashtra CM post to be decided after polls, says BJP 13 hours 57 minutes ago

    Pune: Tension within the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance over seat sharing for upcoming Maharashtra assembly polls became perceptible with BJP today disapproving Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's statement that in the event of a saffron victory, the top post would go to Shiv Sena and that he was not averse to assuming...
  • BJP workers don't want seat-sharing talks with Sena, says Madhav Bhandari 14 hours 55 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Angry over Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's comments to allegedly "demean" Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Maharashtra BJP unit on Sunday said that its workers do not want any further seat-sharing talks between the two alliance partners for the next month's Assembly polls. "The comments made by him (Uddhav Thackeray)...
  • Shiv Sena tells BJP who the boss is in Maharashtra, Uddhav expresses desire to become CM Yesterday

    Mumbai: The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena does not plan to let Bharatiya Janata Party have an upper hand in the upcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra, despite the party's majestic victory in the Lok Sabha elections according to an editorial of the party's mouthpiece 'Saamna' on Saturday. Citing a recent court verdict,...
  • Uddhav Thackeray, Fadnavis meet Maharashtra Governor 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray met Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Wednesday at the Raj Bhavan. "This was a courtesy call by Thackeray. Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackerey was also present at the meeting," a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said. Earlier on Wednesday, state BJP president Devendra Fadanvis also...
  • Talks after allocation of seats to Mahayuti partners: Eknath Khadse 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena and BJP will hold further discussions on seat sharing for the ensuing Assembly polls after seat allocation among the other Mahayuti alliance partners is resolved, a senior state BJP leader said on Wednesday. "We (Sena and BJP) will discuss the seat sharing after finalising the seat allocation...
  • Parties should go beyond politics & work for public welfare, says Uddhav Thackeray 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that his party was committed to its belief of 80 per cent social service and 20 per cent politics, and it needs "power" to serve the people. Uddhav was speaking at the launch of 'Shiv Arogya Seva', in which doctors in...
  • Amit Shah meets Uddhav Thackeray, BJP says alliance with Shiv Sena intact September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah met Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday. The BJP said it was just a courtesy visit and no political issues were discussed at the meet. It also sought to dismiss reports that the alliance was under strain over seat-sharing in...
  • Mumbai: Amit Shah to meet Uddhav Thackeray tonight September 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Setting aside speculation of rift in the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance, BJP President Amit Shah will meet Sena president Uddhav Thackeray at his residence in Mumbai on Thursday night. "Uddhav had yesterday invited Shah at his residence 'Matoshree'," Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Council Vinod Tawde, told reporters here today. "The...
  • Attack Pakistan to teach lesson, Uddhav tells Modi August 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attack Pakistan and teach a lesson for its continued intrusions in Indian borders. In an edit in the party mouthpiece 'Saamana', Thackery said that recently Pakistan attacked 13 border villages, fired at 22 outposts in Jammu, leaving two...
  • Ex-NCP MLA Kesarkar joins Shiv Sena, slams Narayan Rane August 5, 2014

    Sawantwadi: Former NCP MLA Deepak Kesarkar, who represents Sawantwadi seat in Sindhudurg district, on Tuesday formally joined Shiv Sena in the presence of party president Uddhav Thackeray and slammed the Congress strongman from the region, Narayan Rane for his "political opportunism". "The day you refused to accept (Narayan) Rane in Shiv...
  • Maharashtra Sadan row: Uddhav demands dismissal of Resident Commissioner July 24, 2014

    Nashik: Shiv Sena president Udhhav Thackeray has demanded dismissal of Resident Commissioner of New Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi, Bipin Malik, with immediate effect for allegedly providing poor quality services and food to the state's MPs. "He should be sacked from his present post. It is is a cheap ploy to...
  • Shiv Sena refuses to apologise, says CM should be force fed 'rubbery rotis' July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Shiv Sena on Thursday refused to apologise for its MP's actions of force feeding a Muslim catering staff member at Maharashtra Sadan who was on fast for Ramzan. In its party editorial Saamna, Shiv Sena said that that the rubbery rotis served at the Mantralaya should be...
  • Prithviraj Chavan promises probe into Shiv Sena MP force feeding Muslim on Ramzan July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after a Shiv Sena MP was caught on camera force feeding a Muslim catering staff member at Maharashtra Sadan who was on fast for Ramzan, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has promised a probe into the incident. CNN-IBN has accessed the complaint letter of the caterer,...
  • Uddhav asks government to step-in on report of youths joining ISIS July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Monday asked the Maharashtra government to act on a media report that four youths from the region are believed to have joined militants in Iraq. "The newspaper report is a very serious issue and the state government should take appropriate action in the matter....
  • My son is not a rocket to be launched: Raj Thackeray July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Friday dismissed reports that his son Amit would be joining politics and might be made the chief of the party's students wing. Amit attended the MNS's youth wing which was addressed by his father and MNS chief on Friday. "Believe me, don't believe the media...
  • Saffron alliance strong and intact, says Uddhav Thackeray July 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday downplayed the demand made during the BJP state executive meeting about going solo in the upcoming Assembly elections, saying that the saffron alliance put together by its top leaders was strong and intact. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a book release...
  • Rail minister has run a train over the public: Shiv Sena on fare hike June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: There is ally trouble for the Bharatiya janata Party as the Shiv Sena has now strongly criticised the Narendra Modi government's move to hike rail fares. An editorial in party mouthpiece Saamana says that the hike is a burden on Mumbaikars and local train passengers will suffer. Sena says...
  • Shiv Sena unveils plan to develop, beautify Mumbai June 20, 2014

    Mumbai: A coastal road encircling Mumbai, development of a world-class theme park at the Race Course and other projects form the Shiv Sena's agenda to beautify and develop the metropolis, party chief Uddhav Thackeray said on Friday. Unveiling the party's ambitious development agenda, Thackeray said that many of the projects can...
  • Shiv Sena demands Port Trust land for development in Mumbai June 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday unveiled 'development agenda' for Mumbai ahead of the Assembly elections in Maharashtra, and said several projects could be implemented if the land in possession of the Mumbai Port Trust along the eastern shore of the city was utilised. Addressing a press conference, Thackeray...
  • Maharashtra polls: Uddhav Thackeray non-committal on CM candidature June 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday remained non-committal on his prospects of being projected as Maharashtra chief ministerial candidate in the coming state Assembly elections. "I have not thought about it... whether or not I will become the chief minister. Our priority is to bring the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance...
  • Shiv Sena workers feel Uddhav Thackeray should be CM: BJP June 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena workers feel that Uddhav Thackeray should become the next chief minister of Maharashtra, senior party leader Manohar Joshi said on Wednesday. "It is the desire of party workers and even my own wish that Uddhavji becomes the Chief Minister," Joshi, a former occupant of the post during...
  • Police recruitment drive: Uddhav questions RR Patil's fitness, says half of his ministry pot-bellied June 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Claiming the government is making a "mockery" of fitness by making candidates run five kilometres during the ongoing police recruitment drive, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today asked if Home Minister RR Patil was himself fit to govern. The Sena leader's remarks came after the gruelling physical test claimed four...
  • BJP, Shiv Sena spar over Maharashtra CM candidate June 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Trouble is brewing ahead of Maharashtra's Assembly elections later in 2014, between allies the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena. There is no consensus on who should be the chief ministerial candidate with both parties looking for the upper hand. Shiv Sena's decision to stake claim for the...
  • Maharashtra polls: Next CM will be from Shiv Sena, says Sanjay Raut June 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its ally Shiv Sena are at loggerheads over the chief ministerial nominee. While the BJP wants to name one of its leaders as the chief ministerial candidate, the Shiv Sena has already projected party chief Uddhav Thackeray for...
  • Maharashtra polls: Tussle within Sena-BJP alliance over CM candidate June 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Just weeks before the Maharashtra state Assembly elections, a tussle is on within the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance over who will be projected as chief ministerial candidate for the state. The Sena also took a dig at the BJP in its political mouthpiece 'Saamna' saying that several state leaders in the...
  • Raj Thackeray to contest Maharashtra Assembly elections June 1, 2014

    With Maharashtra going to polls later this year, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Chief Raj Thackeray has said he will contest the Assembly elections and will become the chief minister if his party gets a majority. The remarks came after his cousin and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray made a similar announcement. ...
  • Shiv Sena's Anant Geete takes charge as Heavy Industries Minister after Modi's call June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the Shiv Sena's Anant Geete told CNN-IBN that he will not take charge as Heavy Industries Minister, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reached out and managed to placate the ally. Geete took charge of the ministry a short while back. The breakthrough came after Modi spoke...
  • Shiv Sena's Geete agrees to take charge as Heavy Industries Minister May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party seems to have mollified the Shiv Sena with Anant Geete agreeing to take charge as the Heavy Industries Minister. Geete will take over as the Heavy Industries Minister at 11 am on Wednesday. This comes after Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray intervened and spoke...
  • Shiv Sena miffed with portfolio, Uddhav to speak to PM Modi today June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Barely two days after his government was sworn in, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is already dealing with miffed allies over the number of berths allocated to them in the new council of ministers. Shiv Sena's Anant Geete, who was appointed as the Heavy Industries Minister, told CNN-IBN that...
  • Discontent in NDA to the fore; Shiv Sena refuses to take Heavy Industries portfolio May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Discontent in the NDA over portfolio allocation came to the fore on Tuesday with BJP's oldest ally Shiv Sena expressing unhappiness over being given the Heavy Industries portfolio. Prime Minister Narendra Modi included Anant Geete, a senior leader of Shiv Sena in his Cabinet, as the Heavy Industries...