Uddhav Thackeray

  • 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...
  • BJP has never cared about Shiv Sena's views on Pakistan: Congress May 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress on Monday mocked Shiv Sena for muting its "aggressive" stand on Pakistan and getting ready to join the NDA government, saying that BJP had never cared about its ally's views on how to deal with the neighbouring country. "During the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's tenure, Shiv...
  • If Pakistan doesn't mend its way, Modi will have to press the nuclear button: Uddhav June 14, 2014

    Mumbai: NDA constituent Shiv Sena said with Narendra Modi at the helm, it is expected that good days will come in respect of Pakistan and there will be peace in Kashmir and the entire country but maintained it was difficult to trust the neigbouring country. In a statement issued here, Sena...
  • Shiv Sena mum on Nawaz Sharif's presence at Modi's PM swearing-in ceremony May 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Key NDA constituent Shiv Sena, which has been vocal against Pakistan for "sponsoring" terrorism in India, on Saturday chose to remain mum on its Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accepting the invite to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony on May 26. Shiv Sena spokesperson and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut declined...
  • Shiv Sena firm on bigger pie in seat-sharing for Maharashtra Assembly polls May 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Leaders of a buoyant BJP in Maharashtra may be hoping for more seats to contest in upcoming state assembly polls but ally Shiv Sena does not seem to be in a mood to insist on continuing to play the role of "big brother" in state politics. Though there has been...
  • After the poll setback, Raj sends flowers to Uddhav May 17, 2014

    Mumbai: In a cordial gesture, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday sent a bouquet to his estranged cousin and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray to congratulate him for the astounding success of Shiv Sena in the Lok Sabha elections. Shiv Sena, an alliance partner...
  • Sonia, Rahul have done nothing for the nation: Modi April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP prime ministerial nominee and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi continued to campaign aggresively against Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi saying the mother-duo didn't do anything for the nation. "Everyone in Congress is making a strategy of 'Modi roko'. They think if Modi comes...
  • Sharad Pawar has grabbed farmers lands: Uddhav April 18, 2014

    Nashik: Training his guns at NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday accused the Union Agriculture Minister of grabbing farmers' lands. "Pawar is highly corrupt. He has been grabbing agricultural lands of farmers in Baramati, his home town," Thackeray alleged. The Sena chief was speaking in...
  • Congress, NCP criticise warring Thackeray cousins April 3, 2014

    Congress and NCP in Maharashtra on Thursday criticised warring cousins, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and MNS president Raj Thackeray, saying their fight was similar to television reality shows. For them, who served what to late Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray is more important than the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. "Batata vada...
  • HC rejects Thackeray's estranged son Jaidev's plea for relief on the late leader's will April 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday refused to grant interim relief to Jaidev, estranged son of Shiv Sena supremo late Balasaheb Thackeray, seeking to restrain the beneficiaries of his father's will from selling or disposing of the family properties. Uddhav Thackeray, Executive President of Sena and son of the...
  • It was Shiv Sena which felt need for alliance with MNS: Raj Thackeray April 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Slamming his estranged cousin and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Wednesday said it was Uddhav who had felt the need to forge an alliance with him. "I was not waiting for his call. I never expressed need. You (Uddhav) showed the necessity. When...