SAAMNA

  • Udhhav doesn't trust the BJP, will vote against them in Maharashtra Assembly, says Shiv Sena November 12, 2014

    Mumbai: The political tones in Maharashtra seem to be going high ahead of the trust vote of the Devendra Fadnavis government on Wednesday. Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam on Wednesday said that all 63 MLAs of the party will be sitting in the opposition and will vote against the BJP....
  • Don't want any bitterness with former ally BJP, says Shiv Sena October 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Rubbishing the exit poll results which have predicted a win for the BJP, the Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece 'Saamna' has said that the people of Maharashtra should not be misled. The editorial claimed that the Shiv Sena will be declared victorious on counting day on Sunday. It has...
  • Shiv Sena targets BJP, accuses it of having double standards October 14, 2014

    Mumbai: A day before Assembly elections in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena has once again taken on its former ally Bharatiya Janata Party. The latest editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamna reads, "It is the duty of the Shiv Sena to expose the double standards of BJP." Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray had recently criticised...
  • Maharashtra: Dethroning CongressNCP our first priority, says BJP as ties with Shiv Sena look shaky September 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Even as the Shiv Sena has warned the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) against demanding a larger share of seats in the Assembly elections in Maharashtra, the BJP has said that their first priority remains to dethrone the CongressNational Congress Party (NCP) alliance in the state. "We need to go...
  • AlQaeda's designs would come to nought: Shiv Sena September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Reacting strongly to alQaeda chief AlZawahiri's statement that the terror outfit would intensify attacks against India, the Shiv Sena on Saturday said that it was nursing a pipe dream. "AlZawahiri has threatened that the alQaeda will start spreading its wings in India and intensify its attacks. It had hidden...
  • Rape case: Emails reveal model furious with DIG Paraskar, threatens to go public August 2, 2014

    Mumbai: A chain of emails exchanged between alleged rape accused Mumbai DIG Sunil Paraskar and the complainanta 26yearold modelhas revealed new twists in the case. The emails, sent a month before the complainant filed an FIR, suggest that she was warning Paraskar to go public with her complaint. This chain...
  • Sena backs DIG Paraskar, says it's fashionable to level rape charges August 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Saturday backed Mumbai DIG Sunil Paraskar, who has been accused of rape by a model. In an editorial in the party mouthpiece Saamna, Sena said that it has become fashionable to level charges of harassment and rape, which leads to a trial by the media. The editorial...
  • Sonia-Imam Bukhari meet engineered to divide nation: Shiv Sena April 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena through its mouthpiece 'Saamna' has come down heavy on Congress President Sonia Gandhi who on Wednesday met Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari. An editorial in 'Saamna' on Friday said that the meeting was engineered to garner votes and divide the nation. Shiv Sena's reactions...
  • BJP plays down Shiv Sena's attack in 'Saamna' March 22, 2014

    BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday played down Shiv Sena's attack saying that the latter was its valuable ally. ...
  • Shiv Sena fishes in troubled waters of BJP, targets Modi, backs Advani March 22, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena keeping up its trident attacks on the BJP batted for its senior leader LK Advani in the latest edition of its editorial 'Saamna'. The party mouthpiece attacked the BJP for sidelining its tallest leader while seat distribution for Lok Sabha elections. On the row between Advani and...
  • BJP clarifies its position on MNS to Shiv Sena after warning March 11, 2014

    New Delhi: All is well between the BJP and the Shiv Sena, it seems. Just days after BJP leader Nitin Gadkari met Raj Thackeray, the chief of MNS - Shiv Sena's rival - both BJP and Sena scrambled to portray a united front. "I met Uddhavji at Matoshree. I conveyed to...
  • Sena attacks BJP again over talks with MNS, mocks Gadkari in 'Saamna' March 5, 2014

    Mumbai: The bitterness between Shiv Sena and BJP in Maharashtra came to the fore on Wednesday when the former lashed out at its decades-old ally for trying to clinch a deal with the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Shiv Sena's mouthpiece 'Saamna' in its latest edition...
  • I feel bad that politicians use my name unnecessarily: Rakhi Sawant January 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Rakhi Sawant has objected to her namme being used by politicians to compare it with other political leaders. This after Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray while hitting out at Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal not only called him 'mad' but also compared him...
  • Shiv Sena calls Arvind Kejriwal 'mad', 'circus ringmaster' January 24, 2014

    Mumbai: After Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, the Shiv Sena has now slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. In its mouthpiece 'Saamna', the Shiv Sena has backed Shinde's comment, where he called the Delhi Chief Minister mad, saying Shinde was reflecting the sentiments of the people. The 'Saamna' editorial also slammed...
  • Shiv Sena targets BJP's politics in its mouthpiece Saamna November 6, 2013

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena has come out strongly against the tactics of its ally Bharataiya Janata Party (BJP) for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. In its mouthpiece 'Saamna' the Shiv Sena has written that critical issue like Ram Mandir are taken to gain prominence in the polls but soon forgotten. "In order...
  • Shiv Sena to support BJP's PM nominee September 13, 2013

    Shiv Sena on Friday said it will support Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi or "any other candidate" named by the BJP as the prime ministerial candidate. The assurance came after a brief late on Thursday night telephonic talk Modi had with Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray. Modi's name is likely to be...
  • Let Modi remain Gujarat CM, Uddhav urges BJP September 7, 2013

    Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday urged the BJP to let Narendra Modi continue unhindered as Gujarat Chief Minister till 2017. "Narendra Modi has publicly declared that he has no prime ministerial ambition. He has been given public mandate to rule Gujarat till 2017 and would continue to serve the...
  • Days after being criticised by Shiv Sena, Modi meets Uddhav Thackeray June 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Just days after Shiv Sena party mouthpiece 'Saamna' criticised Narendra Modi, the Gujarat Chief Minister met Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray at his residence Matoshree in Mumbai on Thursday. The meeting is crucial as it comes at a time when the Sena has been critical of Modi and has even...
  • Shiv Sena asks BJP to clear its stand on PM candidate April 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Wednesday asked the BJP leadership to clear its stand on the issue of its prime ministerial candidate and demanded that a meeting of the NDA be convened soon. The BJP ally, however, gave a clean chit to Gujarat CM Narendra Modi over the Gujarat riots, but...
  • Shiv Sena warns BJP over Modi as PM candidate April 17, 2013

    Mumbai: There seems to be more trouble for the National Democratic Alliance as the Shiv Sena has now said that the Bharatiya Janata Party should make it clear as to who will be its Prime Ministerial candidate. An editorial in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece, Saamna, says an NDA meeting should...
  • Uddhav's comment on Raj Thackeray is Sena's vision: Raut January 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray's recent statements to join hands with cousin Raj Thackeray is the direction ahead for the party says party spokesperson Sanjay Raut. Raut added that Uddhav wants a change in Maharashtra. "The interview in Saamna is not only an interview, its the direction of the...
  • Modi knocking on doors of Delhi: Uddhav Thackeray December 21, 2012

    Mumbai: After the resounding hattrick in the Gujarat elections, Chief Minister Narendra Modi is now "knocking on the doors of Delhi", Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray said Friday. The Shiv Sena executive president said in an editorial in the party mouthpiece Saamna that Modi had more or less repeated his...
  • Uddhav steps in as editor of Sena newspapers December 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Shiv Sena's executive president Uddhav Thackeray has been named editor of the party's mouthpieces Saamna and Dopahar Ka Saamna, newspapers that patriarch Bal Thackeray edited till his death on November 17. Bal Thackeray has now been named "foundereditor" of the dailies. Indicating his desire to keep a low profile,...
  • Row over Balasaheb memorial unnecessary: Uddhav December 2, 2012

    Mumbai: The controversy over the Bal Thackeray memorial is unnecessary said his son and Shiv Sena Working President Uddhav Thackeray in his first interview after the Sena supremo's death. Uddhav in an interview to Sena's paper 'Saamna' said that the Sena will continue fighting for 'Marathi Manoos' and 'Hindutvavaad'. Shiv Sena...
  • For second day, Thackeray papers have black front page November 19, 2012

    Mumbai: The late Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's favourite newspapers Saamna (in Marathi) and Dopahar Ka Saamna (in Hindi) sported black front pages as a mark of mourning for the second consecutive day on Monday. Thackeray, 86, who passed away Saturday, was foundereditor of both newspapers though daytoday affairs were managed...
  • Bal Thackeray's two newspapers sport full black front pages November 18, 2012

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's favourite newspapers Saamna (in Marathi) and Dopahar Ka Saamna (in Hindi) were Sunday published with a full black cover jackets and full black cover pages. Thackeray, who passed away Saturday afternoon, was the foundereditor of both the newspapers, though the daytoday affairs were managed by...
  • Thackeray fought like a warrior: Narendra Modi November 17, 2012

    BJP leader and Gujarat Prime Minister Narendra Modi saddened by Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray's demise said the 86yearold leader was an epitome of courage and valour. "I am grieved to hear about his demise. May his soul rest in peace," said Modi. Modi said Thackeray was very affectionate towards me....
  • Won't allow IndoPak matches, Thackeray warns Shinde November 5, 2012

    Mumbai: In a veiled threat to Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde over his remark "let bygones be" in the context of the resumption of IndoPakistan cricketing ties, ailing Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray said in party mouthpiece Saamna that the "selfrespecting and patriotic Hindus will not allow the matches...
  • Thought Raj will also be a cartoonist: Bal Thackeray September 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Monday said he thought nephew Raj Thackeray would carry forward his legacy as a cartoonist. Asked why no one could inherit his legacy as a cartoonist, Thackeray said, "Who will take it forward? I thought Raja (his pet name for nephew Raj Thackeray)...
  • Sushma Swaraj ideal PM candidate: Bal Thackeray September 9, 2012

    New Delhi: In an interview given to his party's mouthpiece 'Saamna', Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray has lavished praises on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj and said that she would make an ideal Prime Ministerial candidate from the party. "Sushma Swaraj is a smart, brilliant choice for PM candidate....