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  • "The Muslim infiltrators from Pakistan and Bangladesh should be driven out of India. There should be no doubt about that. But it is amusing to see a party changing its flag for it," the Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana'. It added that the MNS is unlikely to achieve anything from its new Hindutva stand as Shiv Sena had never shed its saffron colour.

    Under the scheme, which was launched on a pilot basis, thalis or lunch plates would be available to people at designated centres/ canteens during a stipulated time in all the districts.

    NCP chief Sharad Pawar has said that many ministers in the Shiv Sena-led coalition government do not belong to political families and have made it to their positions purely on merit. Notably, 19 of the total 43 ministers in the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government are dynasts.

    Sanjay Raut said that offering prayers to Lord Ram has got nothing to do with the common minimum programme, on the basis of which the three ideologically different parties came together to form govt in Maharashtra. It will be the first visit of Sena chief Thackeray to Ayodhya in UP since his party severed ties with the BJP over sharing of power in Maharashtra.

    The announcement is designed and timed as part of the Shiva Sena’s plan to face MNS chief Raj Thackeray’s political relaunch bid on Thursday, the birth anniversary of Bal Thackeray. Raj is supposed to address a rally in Mumbai where he is expected to take a hard Hindutva stand and jibe at Sena’s recent split with BJP to align with NCP and Congress.

    Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena leader alleged that Home Ministry is habituated to do phone tapping and keep an eye on their opponents. "Phone tappin...

    The Shiv Sena and BJP contested the state assembly polls together in October last year, but parted ways following disagreement over sharing the chief ministerial post for two- and-half years on rotational basis. The Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress then came together and formed government in the state after many deliberations.

    Uddhav's remark also followed a barb from his estranged cousin and MNS chief Raj Thackeray, who, speaking at his party's function earlier in the evening, said "I don't change the colour of my party to form the government." Hitting out at the BJP, Uddhav alleged that the former ally broke its pre-poll promise (to share the chief minister's post) and tried to label him as a liar.

    Senior Shiv Sena leader and Member of Parliament Sanjay Raut on Wednesday announced that Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will vi...

    Speaking to reporters here, Raut said Thackeray did not hold any government post, but he conducted himself like Greek king Alexander. "He united people and inspired them to fight. After Veer Savarkar, it was Bal Thackeray who lit the flame of hardline Hindutva," he said.

    “The cyber cell of the Maharashtra police has been asked to look into complaints from different quarters on the phone tapping/snooping," home minister Anil Deshmukh told. However, the Centre chose NIA to pursue the Bhima-Koregaon case, where activists and lawyers have been charged with sedition and left-wing extremism.

    Sanjay Raut's visit comes a day after Maharashtra Minister of State for Health Rajendra P. Yadravkar was prevented by the police from addressing a meeting of Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti.

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