Landge had sought the Shirur Lok Sabha seat for the BJP, but as the constituency is currently represented by Shiv Sena MP Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil, his chances of contesting for the seat appear to be slim.
“Although the RSS never directly intervenes in the politics of the BJP, there is always a subtle message conveyed to the top leadership, which helps in setting the political direction,” a senior BJP functionary requesting anonymity said.
48 Lok Sabha seats make Maharashtra second only to Uttar Pradesh in terms of size. In the last Assembly elections, contesting separately had left neither BJP nor Shiv Sena with a majority. Both are also wary of rival alliances in Maharashtra and elsewhere.
Rane used a popular Marathi phrase to describe the coming together of the two warring allies. “Tujhe majhe jamane, tujyashivay karmena (They can’t get along, but can’t survive without each other either).”
The editorial said there is still resentment among the people over the Pulwama attack in which at least 40 CRPF personnel were killed last week. “Still, if somebody is making election speeches in political rallies, it is bound to face criticism,” the editorial said.
BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra: The seat-sharing arrangement for the Lok Sabha polls demonstrates the realisation of each party's need for the other in a situation where doing well in Maharashtra is critical to the BJP's return to power.
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.
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.