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Rajya Sabha polls Sena finalises party’s Kolhapur chief as its candidate for 6th seat
Wed, May 25, 2022

The Shiv Sena has staked claim to the sixth seat, citing excess votes of the Sena, NCP and the Congress for ensuring the victory of its candidate for the seat.

SEC orders BMC, 13 other civic bodies to hold reservation lottery minus OBC seats on May 31
Tue, May 24, 2022

The SEC, in two separate orders, issued directions to the BMC, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Vasai-Virar, Kalyan-Dombivali, Ulhasnagar, Nashik, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Kolhapur, Solapur, Amaravati, Akola and Nagpur municipal corporations.

Explained: The Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh cases in Supreme Court on OBC quota in local body polls
Fri, May 20, 2022

On what basis has the Supreme Court cleared local body elections in Madhya Pradesh? What is the legal position in the case of Maharashtra now? Why are states so keen to hold these elections — and what is the problem with collecting the OBC data?

CM asks Ministers to speed up development works in Sena MLAs constituencies, be ready for polls
Thu, May 19, 2022

Thackeray met the ministers at his official residence, ‘Varsha’, on Wednesday evening.

Shiv Sena to field two candidates for Rajya Sabha polls, seeks MVA allies’ support for second candidate
Wed, May 18, 2022

Sources said that the party is likely to repeat Sanjay Raut for the Rajya Sabha election. For the second seat, the party has indicated to Sambhaji Chhatrapati to join it to get a nomination for the Rajya Sabha.

Local bodies polls: Uddhav set to speak to Madhya Pradesh CM on way forward
Thu, May 12, 2022

Sources in the government said that the issue of OBC quota was raised by the ministers in the Cabinet meeting.

Maharashtra govt looks to gain control over withdrawal of cases against activists
Mon, May 09, 2022

A source close to the development said that the proposal came up for discussion in a cabinet meeting held last month and a senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) minister raised an objection to the proposal.

In OBC quota affair heating up in Maharashtra, MVA senses a breather, BJP an opportunity
Sat, May 07, 2022

While the MVA government has appointed a commission for preparing a report, it also got a legislation passed by the Assembly during the winter session in December last year to provide up to 27 per cent reservation to the OBCs in the local bodies.

Maharashtra: After SC order, SEC tells local bodies to continue poll process
Sat, May 07, 2022

On Thursday, the poll panel had asked all the 25 Zilla Parishads and 284 Panchayat Samitis to check the draft ward boundaries at the SEC and six Zilla Parishad did so on Friday.

SC order ambiguous, Maharashtra govt to adopt wait-and-watch approach, says minister
Fri, May 06, 2022

In the meeting, the government decided to explore all possible legal options to ensure quota for Other Backward Classes (OBC) in the upcoming local body polls, including elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), said sources.

In ‘naïve Balasaheb’ remark, Uddhav’s attempt to break free from father’s shadow
Fri, May 06, 2022

Shiv Sena leaders say that they see in Thackeray’s remarks a confidence marked by a realisation that he can fall back on his own experience of dealing with the BJP.

SC order not a setback, local body polls likely in Sept-Oct with OBC reservation, says govt
Thu, May 05, 2022

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has called a meeting on the court order regarding the OBC quota in local bodies on Thursday.

As MNS seizes loudspeaker issue, Uddhav Thackeray takes the bullhorn to reassure cadre
Thu, Apr 28, 2022

Section of Shiv Sena concerned after Raj Thackeray took the lead in mosque loudspeaker issue even though it was part of ruling party’s central agenda.

102 Covid cases in Mumbai, task force says make masks mandatory at malls, cinema halls
Wed, Apr 27, 2022

Mumbai Covid-19 update: The city also continued to record more than half of the state’s new coronavirus infections. On Tuesday, across Maharashtra, 153 cases were recorded, out of which Mumbai accounted for 66 per cent of the cases.

Newsmaker | Booked for attack on Somaiya, Vishwanath Mahadeshwar is former principal, ex-mayor and forever Sena
Wed, Apr 27, 2022

Mahadeshwar was among Shiv Sena workers who took to the streets last week to protest against lawmaker couple Navneet and Ravi Rana.

Uddhav Thackeray gives Mangeshkar family event, honouring PM Modi, a miss
Mon, Apr 25, 2022

Insider says party upset with CM Thackeray's name missing from invitation card and Centre ‘targeting’ the Thackeray family through agencies.

CM Uddhav Thackeray skips event with PM, second time in two months
Mon, Apr 25, 2022

Thackeray, though, visited the home of 80-year-old Chandrabhaga Shinde who was seen protesting outside Matoshree, his residence, against independent MLA Ravi Rana and MP Navneet Rana on Saturday.

‘Not afraid of President’s rule’: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut amid Hanuman Chalisa row
Sat, Apr 23, 2022

Sanjay Raut's remarks came in response to the BJP's demand of the imposition of President’s rule citing the current situation in Maharashtra.

Ravi Rana, MP wife say will recite Hanuman Chalisa outside Matoshree today, face-off likely with Sena
Sat, Apr 23, 2022

Last week, the Ranas had asked Thackeray to recite Hanuman Chalisa on April 16 on Hanuman Jayanti while threatening that they would recite the same outside Matoshree if he did not do so.

Why Raj Thackeray’s loudspeakers-in-mosques remark has Sena uneasy ahead of BMC polls
Wed, Apr 20, 2022

At his Shivaji Park speech, Raj Thackeray had also accused his cousin and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray of “betraying” the BJP and voters for the sake of the CM’s post.

OBC panel seeks suggestions on nature, implications of political backwardness in local bodies
Tue, Apr 19, 2022

The dedicated commission for reservation of OBCs in local bodies in Maharashtra published a public notice on Tuesday seeking suggestions and representations from stakeholders by May 10.

Ahead of BMC polls, why Raj Thackeray’s loudspeakers-in-mosques remark has Sena uneasy
Wed, Apr 20, 2022

Sources in the Shiv Sena admit the MNS chief's remarks are being viewed with concern as they may end up damaging the Sena's prospects in a handful of seats.

From MVA fulcrum to counselling Uddhav to meeting Modi, Pawar plays in all seasons
Fri, Apr 08, 2022

While Sharad Pawar has been vociferous in denying any role in the day-to-day functioning of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, the 83-year-old Maratha stalwart remains the fulcrum of this coalition government.

Drafting ward boundaries: SEC asks state to start process for local bodies, govt raises questions on commission’s ‘hurry’
Mon, Apr 04, 2022

Days after the Maharashtra government passed a bill taking over the powers to redraw ward boundaries, the State Election Commission (SEC) has written a letter to the state government, asking it to initiate the process of drafting the ward boundaries of local bodies which are overdue for elections.

CM Uddhav Thackeray says not unhappy with home dept, Sanjay Raut makes displeasure public — ‘police needs guidance’
Sat, Apr 02, 2022

Following the meeting between the CM and Walse-Patil, Raut said that the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government would not take any action out of political vengeance, as it was being done by the central investigative agencies.

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