Thackeray

  • A Billion Votes: BJP thwarts break up with TDP 18-04-2014 06:46 PM

    Amidst speculations that the Bharatiya Janata Party and Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party may part ways, BJP 's Andhra Pradesh in-charge Prakash Javadekar said on Friday that alliance between the two parties was very much intact. ...
  • Raj Thackeray backs Modi for PM, sticks to his anti-North Indian stand 18-04-2014 01:10 PM

    Mumbai: An extremely aggressive and combative Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray stuck to his stand of supporting Narendra Modi for the post of prime ministership but added that his party will never back the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The politician whose main agenda is to target North Indians and...
  • FIR against Raj Thackeray for making provocative statement 13-04-2014 07:26 AM

    Yavatmal: An FIR was registered against MNS chief Raj Thackeray for allegedly making a provocative statement at an election rally held in Yavatmal in support of his party candidate, police said on Saturday. While addressing a rally in support of Raju Raje Patil on April 7, ahead of the April...
  • Shame for country to have leaders like Mulayam: Raj Thackeray 11-04-2014 06:44 PM

    Nashik: Training his guns on Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for questioning capital punishment to the Shakti Mills rape convicts, MNS chief Raj Thackeray has said it is shameful that the country has such political leaders who have no respect for women. "It is shameful that there are political...
  • Raj Thackeray must not use Modi's name to seek votes: Munde 11-04-2014 05:06 PM

    Pune: BJP leader Gopinath Munde said in Pune on Friday that the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) should not seek votes using name of Narendra Modi and thus mislead people in Maharashtra. Munde's statement came just a day after BJP president Rajnath Singh snubbed the MNS for using Modi's...
  • Rajnath Singh snubs MNS indirectly over 'unsolicited support' 08-04-2014 11:02 PM

    Pune: In a clear reference to MNS president Raj Thackeray's declaration of post-polls support to Narendra Modi, BJP chief Rajnath Singh on Tuesday termed it as "unsolicited" and said the saffron party's ties with old ally Shiv Sena were "unbreakable". Addressing party workersin Pune, Singh said "our friendship with Shiv...
  • A Billion Votes: Campaign for Lok Sabha elections ends in 91 seats 08-04-2014 08:21 PM

    The mood and colours of the last day of campaigning in all the 91 constituencies including Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, Kerala, Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshdweep go to polls on the April 10 along with parts of Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Bastar in...
  • Kill those who've ignored you: Raj Thackeray tells farmers in Vidarbha 08-04-2014 11:39 AM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray is in the eye of another storm. Speaking at a rally in Yavatmal on Monday, he urged farmers to refrain from committing suicide and instead kill the political leaders who have ignored them. "Don't commit suicide. It is not a solution to your...
  • Bombay HC dismisses Abu Azmi's appeal against Thackeray's acquittal in defamation case 05-04-2014 05:27 PM

    The Bombay High Court has dismissed an appeal filed by Samajwadi Party leader Abu Asim Azmi against the acquittal of late Balasaheb Thackeray in a defamation case filed against him in 1998. The appeal was dismissed by Justice Mridula Bhatkar as Azmi did not appear on Friday when the matter...
  • Congress, NCP criticise warring Thackeray cousins 03-04-2014 06:53 PM

    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...
  • HC rejects Thackeray's estranged son Jaidev's plea for relief on the late leader's will 03-04-2014 03:01 PM

    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 02-04-2014 10:36 PM

    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....
  • Raj working to build party, Uddhav got it on a platter: Pawar 02-04-2014 09:27 PM

    Alibaug: NCP president Sharad Pawar on Wednesday made light of Uddhav Thackeray's remarks that his bid to join NDA was foiled and lavished praise on the Shiv Sena president's estranged cousin, MNS chief Raj Thackeray. "I feel pity (over Uddhav's statement)," Pawar said, speaking to reporters, after addressing a rally...
  • Bombay HC reserves order on son's plea for relief on Bal Thackeray's will 02-04-2014 06:40 PM

    The Bombay High Court on Wednesday reserved order on an application moved by Jaidev, estranged son of Shiv Sena chief 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...
  • Marathi votebank not any party's monopoly: MNS 02-04-2014 01:39 PM

    Targeting the Shiv Sena, MNS candidate from Mumbai South Lok Sabha constituency Bala Nandgaonkar has said that Marathi vote bank was not a monopoly of any party. The MNS MLA, during an interaction with journalists in Mumbai, also expressed confidence that his party would do well on at least five...
  • Uddhav's claim of stopping my entry into NDA 'joke of the year': Pawar 01-04-2014 06:19 PM

    Mumbai: Agriculture Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday trashed Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray's claim that he blocked his entry into the NDA, dubbing it the "joke of the year" made out of "frustration". "I will say this is the joke of the year," Pawar retorted sharply, reacting...
  • Rajnath, Modi assured MNS won't be part of Mahayuti: Uddhav 01-04-2014 03:36 PM

    Mumbai: Stating that long standing ties with its saffron ally have been normalised, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said BJP chief Rajnath Singh and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi have assured him that MNS will not be included in the 'Mahayuti' (grand alliance). "MNS will not be included...
  • Shiv Sena will continue to oppose anti-national Muslims: Uddhav Thackeray 01-04-2014 01:25 PM

    The Shiv Sena will continue to oppose the "anti-national Muslims" who do not respect the country's laws and create problems for people, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said in Mumbai on Tuesday. "Like my father (the late) Bal Thackeray, those Muslims who consider India their motherland, respect the laws of...
  • Gadkari approached MNS for pre-poll alliance, reveals Raj Thackeray 31-03-2014 11:49 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Monday added more fuel to the already simmering ties between the BJP and Shiv Sena. Thackeray while addressing a rally on Monday revealed that the BJP leaders Nitin Gadkari and Gopinath Munde had approached him for a pre-poll alliance. Thackeray further added...
  • LS polls: No room for Sharad Pawar in NDA fold, says Uddhav Thackeray 31-03-2014 02:02 PM

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Monday said there is no room for NCP chief Sharad Pawar in the NDA fold and he is confident that even after elections the alliance would not require his support. "Myself, Gopinath Munde, Ramdas Athavale and Raju Shetty opposed Pawar's entry in the...
  • All well between Shiv Sena, BJP? Uddhav says Modi has given a 'face' to opposition 30-03-2014 05:46 PM

    Mumbai: After many years, the opposition in India has got a face in Narendra Modi and this has created a storm in national politics, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray said in Mumbai on Sunday. "Until now, barring (former prime minister) Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the Indian opposition parties lacked an acceptable...
  • NDA wave will soon turn into 'saffron storm': Uddhav 30-03-2014 05:30 PM

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said Congress is in a bad shape due to lack of formidable leadership and claimed that "saffron resurgence" is on the cards with Narendra Modi being a credible alternative. "The wave in favour of BJP-led NDA across the country will be soon...
  • MNS was close to reaching a deal with BJP, hints Nitin Gadkari 28-03-2014 08:45 AM

    Days after the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena alliance trouble, BJP leader Nitin Gadkari has now hinted that Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray was very close to signing a deal with the BJP. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Gadkari stopped short of saying that with Shiv Sena's strong displeasure, the talks with...
  • Anti-Modi posters put up in diamond city Surat 21-03-2014 10:54 AM

    Ahmedabad: Anti-Modi posters were put up in Udhna and Pandesara areas of Surat city on Thursday night. These areas have a sizable migrant population from north Indian states like UP and Bihar. Surat has a north Indian migrant labour force of around 8 lakh people. The posters have been put...
  • Is Uddhav's inaccessible nature behind exodus from Shiv Sena? 19-03-2014 09:48 PM

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray is on the back foot after his party saw some high profile exits. The latest being the party's face on TV debates Rahul Narvekar. Known for his passionate defence of the Shiv Sena on national television as its spokesperson, Narvekar's dramatic switch to the...
  • Shiv Sena will work with BJP and come to power in Delhi: Uddhav Thackeray 19-03-2014 01:26 PM

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday reiterated that there was no strain in the party's ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). "We will work together. We don't want anybody putting speed breakers in the relationship. We will come to power in Delhi," he said, denying reports that...
  • Shiv Sena MPs quit to join Congress, NCP; party now a sinking ship 19-03-2014 08:43 AM

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray was on the back foot after his party saw some high profile exits and the latest being the party's face on TV debates Rahul Navrekar. He was a Thackeray insider and believed to be close to Sena chief's...
  • MNS fields ex-Uddhav man against Sena candidate in Thane 15-03-2014 05:03 PM

    Mumbai: The Raj Thackeray-led MNS on Saturday announced that it is fielding former Shiv Sena man Abhijit Panse from Thane Lok Sabha constituency, where he would be taking on Sena candidate Rajan Vichare. MNS also declared candidature of Suresh Mhatre from Bhiwandi Lok Sabha constituency where he would be pitted...
  • Poonam Mahajan meets Uddhav Thackeray, seeks his blessings 15-03-2014 04:52 PM

    Mumbai: Poonam Mahajan, the late Pramod Mahajan's daughter and the BJP candidate from Mumbai North-West Lok Sabha constituency, on Saturday met Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray and sought his blessings and support. "Poonam is like someone from our family. We are happy that she is in the fray and wish...
  • A Billion Votes: Shiv Sena hits out at BJP, says don't take us for granted 13-03-2014 07:25 PM

    Taking another swipe at ally Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), Shiv Sena chief Udhav Thackeray on Thursday said, "Our alliance with the BJP is strong but don't take us for granted." This comment comes just days after Uddhav expressed displeasure after senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari met MNS chief Raj Thackeray...