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Maharashtra: Aaditya Thackeray’s statewide tour begins, leaders project him as CM face

Local Shiv Sena legislator Kishor Patil said the saffron flag will be hoisted atop the state Assembly after the coming polls. “All Shiv Sainiks feel that Aaditya should become the chief minister,” Patil said.

Pachora ready for Aaditya Thackeray’s maiden rally in Jalgaon

“This is Aaditya’s first rally in Jalgaon. A large number of youngsters and farmers will be present tomorrow to listen to his vision,” said Kishor Patil, local Shiv Sena legislator, adding that they are hoping that it won’t rain on Thursday.

Drama outside Mumbai hotel: Shivakumar sent back

Sent to negotiate with rebel MLAs inside, whose resignations have left the Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka on the brink of collapse, Shivakumar refused to leave without speaking to them.

LiveKarnataka crisis Live Updates: Shivakumar released, being sent back to Bengaluru

Karnataka MLA Resign, Karnataka Political Crisis Today Live News Updates: The rebel JD(S)-Congress MLAs had approached the Mumbai Police, saying they felt "threatened" by their state leaders and do not want to meet them in this regard.

Karnataka coalition gets time, Speaker says nine resignation letters not in order

The Speaker has fixed dates over the next six days to meet and interview the five MLAs whose resignations were found to be in order.

Shivaji Memorial event mishap: ‘Two boats didn’t have requisite permissions’

Following the mishap, the state government had blamed the wrong route taken by the fourth speedboat that led to the mishap and had ordered a probe in the matter.

Mumbai Confidential: Trending now

If sources in the Shiv Sena are to be believed, Aaditya Thackeray played a big role in convincing @officeofUT to start tweeting. Earlier this month, Aaditya was also instrumental in launching the Shiv Sena-controlled Mumbai municipality’s Twitter account.

‘Not enough effort to make Marathi language of knowledge’: Laxmikant Deshmukh

Laxmikant Deshmukh talks about Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' decision of making Marathi compulsory in schools of all boards, promotion of the language and the newly introduced method of reading and writing number names in Class II.

Time for Aaditya Thackeray to contest Maharashtra polls: Yuva Sainiks

In the past, Aaditya had said that he was open to contesting the polls, but did not specify if it would be the Lok Sabha or the Vidhan Sabha polls that he would contest.

Ahead of Maharashtra Assembly polls, BJP’s sweeping win puts fear of ‘break-up’ in Sena leaders

Several Sena leaders, speaking to The Indian Express on condition of anonymity, expressed concern that if the BJP tally exceeded 250, it would adversely affect the alliance.

Mumbai: AG begins audit of PWD office incharge of Shivaji Memorial

Sources in the AG office, however, said that no special audit of the project was being done as requested by PWD engineers but the audit covered the PWD’s entire Mumbai region, in which the Shivaji Memorial project falls.

Ban burqas in India: Shiv Sena mouthpiece asks PM Narendra Modi after Sri Lanka move

"PM Modi needs to do all this. It is an equally courageous work, like the surgical strike," Shiv Sena said in an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamana.

Mumbai: On campaign trail, Shiv Sainiks swear by ‘personal touch’

Dharavi is one of the six Assembly constituencies in Mumbai South Central Lok Sabha constituency represented by Congress legislator Varsha Gaikwad.

Shiv Sena’s Shewale visits nine Jain temples, reaches out to community

Shewale said he had also raised the issue of changing the nomenclature of the government holiday from ‘Mahavir Jayanti’ to ‘Mahavir Janam Kalyanak’ as per Jain mythology.

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Remove content ‘espousing’ govt schemes, EC tells producers of two TV serials

The Congress had taken objection to characters in the two TV serials praising government schemes like Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Swacch Bharat Abhiyan and Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana. The two production houses had subsequently replied to the notice.

Kept out of Congress-NCP, sliding in state, Raj Thackeray takes anti-Modi turn

Even as the MNS’s ties with the BJP have been strained, Thackeray and Modi have shared good personal equations. The attacks seem dictated by the MNS chief’s need to keep himself relevant at a time when his party’s political fortunes are dwindling.

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Social media teams of parties find ways to tiptoe around regulations

With WhatsApp blocking its users from forwarding messages to more than five individuals or groups, some have started sending messages by copy-pasting while others have appointed more people to distribute the messages.

Lok Sabha elections: In Shiv Sena campaign videos, voters not worried about national issues

“Will there be rain this year? Will Namya’s buffalo get pregnant this year? Will the son-in-law come for Diwali? Will there be mobile coverage in the village square? Will (Donald) Trump come to our village?” asks a worried farmer in the video.

AAP withdraws from Lok Sabha poll fight in Maharashtra, cadre ‘disappointed’

Another leader, not wishing to be named, claimed that due to the delay in sending the list to Delhi, some of the candidates, who were on the party's probables list, had joined the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) and received tickets to contest.

Maharashtra: AAP withdraws from poll fight

Sources in the party said that the AAP had initially decided to contest on 15 Lok Sabha seats in the state.