The remark, made at public meetings in the Konkan region during his Mahajanadesh Yatra, came a day after Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said that the proposed Aarey car shed in Mumbai would go the way of the Nanar oil refinery.
Matondkar's clarification comes in the wake of reports that she was in touch with Uddhav Thackeray's close aide Milind Narvekar since she walked out of the Congress, and might consider joining the Sena, the main constituent of the BJP-led Maharashtra and Central governments.
While a similar tug-of-war in the saffron alliance had been seen before the 2014 elections too, the Sena is more aggressive this year. The reason: The Shiv Sena would like to have as Chief Minister Aaditya Thackeray, the son of party chief Uddhav Thackeray.
A Sena leader said the factors considered for shortlisting the candidates include winning ability, public perception of the candidate, his or her plans for contesting the polls and the local factors among others.
With just 11 days left for the Lok Sabha elections to kick off, leaders from major political parties are busy taking trips across the country in an effort to reach out to as many voters as possible. Gujarat will go to polls on April 23 in a single phase.
Two days after the break-up of its 25-year-old alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray broke his silence on Saturday September 27 and addressed a rally at the Mahalakshmi Race course in Mumbai.
Stakes will be high for Congress and BJP and a number of other parties like AIADMK, DMK, NCP and Shiv Sena when 117 constituencies will go to polls on Thursday in yet another substantial round of polling in the Lok Sabha elections.
Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad has been at the receiving end of criticism after the Osmanabad MP admitted to hitting an Air India staffer with a slipper for not processing his request on the seating arrangement. In a video that surfaced on Thursday, Gaikwad can be seen assaulting the staffer despite requests from other AI employees. “You are a role […]
Accusing the BJP of “backstabbing” his party and declaring that he was “not going to go with a begging bowl to anyone”, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray announced that he was calling off the Sena alliance with the BJP in Maharshtra. Addressing party workers in Mumbai, Thackeray announced that Sena will not have an alliance […]
In a vitriolic attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, the Shiv Sena today said he had dropped a “nuclear bomb” on the country through the decision and turned the economy into “Hiroshima-Nagasaki”, the Japanese cities devastated by the US during the World War II. “Modi appears to be not in a mood to […]
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of being unable to understand the plight of drought affected farmers. Raut added that the Prime Minister is just visiting foreign countries and had never visited the Marathwada region, where numbers of farmers lost their lives due to drought.
Mumbai, Mar 01 (ANI): A Shiv Sena office-bearer of was arrested for allegedly thrashing a shop assistant for refusing to provide free ‘vada-pavs’. The accused allegedly hit Chetan Geveriya who works at Trupti Sweet and Farsan Mart on D J Road, with a bamboo stick. The incident was captured on CCTV on the basis which, Juhu police registered an FIR. The footage was also aired by some local news channels.
Mumbai, Jan 13 (ANI): Shiv Sena leader Manisha Kayande on Wednesday said that Pakistan is governed by its military and accused the Pakistan military of giving shelter to terror camps. She further stated that Pakistan government has no control on the country’s situation. Kayande said that the attack on Indian consulate Mazar-e-Sharif was a matter of grave concern. She believed that international pressure is required over Pakistan in order to prevent it from shielding terrorists.