Vishwas Waghmode

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Bal Thackeray’s death anniversary: NCP, Congress pay Thackeray respects, Fadnavis heckled by Shiv Sena workers

As Fadnavis was leaving, the Shiv Sainiks present heckled him with the slogan: “There will be a Shiv Sena CM.”

Waiting in the wings: Sena’s new Maha power balance

Ties with BJP have been strained. But is that what explains the Shiv Sena going for broke in Maharashtra? Or is it part of the churning within the party, seeking to expand its base and in midst of a generation change, seven years after Bal Thackeray’s death? The Indian Express report on a new Maharashtra power balance

From euphoria to disappointment: All in a day for Shiv Sena

The reluctance of the Congress to enter into an alliance with the Shiv Sena was stated to be one of the reasons that the Congress and NCP failed to give the Sena letters of support within the deadline.

Maharashtra govt formation: Euphoria to disappointment, all in a day for Shiv Sena

The reluctance of the Congress to enter into an alliance with the Shiv Sena was stated to be one of the reasons that the Congress and NCP failed to give the Sena letters of support within the deadline.

In Maharashtra, BJP says can’t form govt; Governor calls Shiv Sena

The invitation to the Sena, the second largest party in the Assembly, came after BJP leaders led by caretaker Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met the Governor at 5.30 pm and and turned down his invitation citing the lack of numbers.

As Fadnavis quits, Uddhav says form govt or will look at options

This was the first time Fadnavis and Thackeray elaborated about their differences in public. They did not, however, rule out joining hands in the coming days. But both also put the onus of taking forward negotiations for government formation on each other.

Won’t speak to someone who calls me a liar, says Uddhav Thackeray

October 29 press conference by Fadnavis deepened crisis; ‘BJP not an enemy’

Mumbai: Shiv Sena MLAs complain of poor service at Bandra hotel, shifted to 5-star resort

Many legislators, who were from Mumbai or had flats in the city, did not stay at the hotel on Thursday night and came over on Friday morning.

Shiv Sena guards its MLAs in hotel as BJP calls on Maharashtra Governor

In the absence of support from its pre-poll alliance partner, the BJP appears to be exercising caution. Despite being the single largest party with 105 MLAs in the 288-strong Assembly, it did not stake claim to form the government.

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena firm on 50:50 formula, Uddhav Thackeray to meet MLAs today

Sena leaders indicated that the deadlock between the two parties would end only if the BJP agreed to this demand, and said they were also prepared not to be a part of the government.

BJP and Shiv Sena in Maharashtra: History of a difficult relationship

Despite being partners for the major part of three decades, the relationship between the parties has been under almost constant strain.

Sena’s ‘go-to guy’, legislative party leader Eknath Shinde is pro-saffron alliance

Not surprisingly then, Shinde, a four-time MLA and a senior minister, was elected as the leader of the party’s legislative wing Thursday even as Sena scion Aaditya Thackeray entered the state legislative Assembly - the first Thackeray to do so.

Maharashtra govt formation: In touch with BJP, Congress & NCP, says Uddhav Thackeray

The Indian Express learnt from Sena functionaries and legislators present at a meeting called to elect the party’s legislative leader that Uddhav said he wants “equal power sharing”, including for the CM’s post, “as was decided before the Lok Sabha polls” with BJP.

Shiv Sena drives a hard bargain in Maharashtra, tells BJP: Rotate CM post, give it to us in writing

With Sena stuck on its demand for a 50:50 power sharing formula and the Chief Minister’s post, the alliance partners are yet to formally stake claim to form the government.

Sena’s latest swipe at BJP: Arrogance will turn you to dust

Makes a strong pitch for Aaditya Thackeray as Maharashtra CM

As BJP’s tally dips in Maharashtra, Uddhav reminds it of ‘50-50’ formula

This is Sena speak for rotating the chief minister’s post between itself and the BJP for two-and-a-half years each.

Maharashtra elections: Aaditya wins, first Thackeray to enter Assembly

Celebrations had started early in the Sena office as early trends indicated a clear win for Aaditya. A large number of Sena workers and Yuva Sainiks also took to the streets in Worli.

Maharashtra election results: BJP-Sena back, but shaken by Pawar play

As the results came in, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis conceded his party’s failure to contain “rebels” which, he said, held back the BJP from reaching its target. As many as 30 rebels (of the BJP-Sena) have adversely affected the electoral fortunes of the party.

Aaditya Thackeray interview: ‘Aarey not included in manifesto as it’s Mumbai issue, ongoing protest’

Shiv Sena leader and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray is the first Thackeray to contest the polls. He talks to The Indian Express on breaking the family tradition of not contesting polls, the Aarey tree cutting issue, on an equal power-sharing formula with BJP and his plan of joining the government.

Mumbai: High-stakes battle between Sena and MNS in Mahim

The Shiv Sena has fielded sitting legislator Sada Sarvankar while the MNS has fielded former corporator and party spokesperson Sandeep Deshpande. The Congress has fielded Pravin Naik.

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