Articles about Bal Thackeray

Bal Keshav Thackeray, born on January 23, 1926, in Pune, was the founder and life-long Pramukh (chief) of the political party Shiv Sena and was a key figure in Indian politics. Like his father, Keshav Sitaram Thackeray, who took part in the Samyukta Maharashtra movement demanding the creation of a Maratha State, Thackeray was a Marathi nativist vocal about the issues affecting a common Marathi man. He was initially a cartoonist and worked with the 'Free Press Journal', 'Times of India', and later his own cartoon weekly 'Marmik'. He founded the political outfit, Shiv Sena, in 1966 for representing the Maratha interests against that of immigrants from other states in Maharashtra. He launched the Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana', a Marathi daily, in 1988 in counter to the hostile press and for communicating the party's message. Thackeray led the Shiv Sena to victory in the 1995 Maharashtra Assembly elections in alliance with the BJP. Though he never contested any elections, he is thought to have pulled strings from behind in his party's political formations and functioning. Thackeray was known for his controversial statements and was often held responsible for Shiv Sena's violent demeanor. He passed away in 2012 at the age of 86 in Mumbai.

Thackeray claims original Sena with him; Shinde camp denies defection
Thackeray claims original Sena with him; Shinde camp denies defection

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Shiv Sena faction led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde to redraft its response to petitions filed by the opposing Uddhav Thackeray group following the recent political turmoil in Maharashtra.

'Prove majority': EC tells Thackeray, Shinde over Sena ownership battle
'Prove majority': EC tells Thackeray, Shinde over Sena ownership battle

The power struggle for control of the Shiv Sena between Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde has entered a new phase in which both will have to provide documentary evidence to prove who would head the party.

Thackeray moves SC against governor inviting Shinde to form government

08 Jul 2022

Uddhav Thackeray
Thackeray moves SC against governor inviting Shinde to form government

The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena faction has filed a fresh petition in the Supreme Court, challenging Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's decision to invite Eknath Shinde to form the state government on June 30.

Thackeray camp moves SC over chief whip appointment by Speaker

04 Jul 2022

Uddhav Thackeray
Thackeray camp moves SC over chief whip appointment by Speaker

The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena faction moved the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday against Maharashtra Speaker Rahul Narvekar appointing Bharat Gogawale of the Eknath Shinde faction as the Chief Whip of the party.

Maharashtra: Eknath Shinde-led government to face floor test today

04 Jul 2022

Maharashtra
Maharashtra: Eknath Shinde-led government to face floor test today

After Sunday's big win with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Rahul Narvekar being elected as the Speaker of the Maharashtra Assembly, the Eknath Shinde-led government will face a floor test on Monday.

BJP's Rahul Narwekar elected Maharashtra Assembly Speaker, defeats Sena's Salvi

03 Jul 2022

Mumbai
BJP's Rahul Narwekar elected Maharashtra Assembly Speaker, defeats Sena's Salvi

Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Rahul Narwekar was elected as the Maharashtra Assembly Speaker on Sunday with 164 votes.

Scenes of bodies floating in rivers tarnished India's image: Thorat

31 May 2021

Maharashtra
Scenes of bodies floating in rivers tarnished India's image: Thorat

The Maharashtra Revenue Minister and Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat on Sunday said that the scenes of the bodies of COVID-19 patients floating in rivers and lying in the sand in some states have tarnished the image of India in the world.

Nashik farmers march to Mumbai for anti-farm law rally

24 Jan 2021

Mumbai
Nashik farmers march to Mumbai for anti-farm law rally

Over 1,200 farmers from Maharashtra's Nashik headed to state capital Mumbai on Saturday in protest against the central government's new agricultural laws.

After meeting with rebels, Congress begins reshuffle in 4 states

20 Dec 2020

Telangana
After meeting with rebels, Congress begins reshuffle in 4 states

The Indian National Congress party has started reshuffling leaders, beginning with organizational leadership changes in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Telangana.

Amend or abandon GST: Uddhav Thackeray tells BJP-led Centre

26 Oct 2020

Narendra Modi
Amend or abandon GST: Uddhav Thackeray tells BJP-led Centre

Uddhav Thackeray, the disgruntled former ally of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), launched a sharp attack on the Centre on Sunday, saying that the GST system has failed and it should either be amended, or the old system should be brought back.

Singer Anuradha Paudwal's son Aditya passes away at age 35

12 Sep 2020

Shiv Sena
Singer Anuradha Paudwal's son Aditya passes away at age 35

In a terrible piece of news, popular playback singer Anuradha Paudwal's son, music producer Aditya Paudwal has passed away at the age of 35.

Don't you dare mess with me: Sonu tells Bhushan Kumar

23 Jun 2020

YouTube
Don't you dare mess with me: Sonu tells Bhushan Kumar

Days after he put out a video blog making serious revelations about how the Indian music industry functions, singer Sonu Nigam has now slammed music label T-Series' head honcho Bhushan Kumar. He warned the 42-year-old music mogul to "not to mess" with him.

Maharashtra: CM Uddhav Thackeray's plan to visit Ayodhya sparks reactions
Maharashtra: CM Uddhav Thackeray's plan to visit Ayodhya sparks reactions

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is planning to visit Ayodhya to celebrate the completion of 100 days of his government, which was formed after Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress joined hands.

Maharashtra portfolio allocated: Check full list of Ministers here

05 Jan 2020

Maharashtra
Maharashtra portfolio allocated: Check full list of Ministers here

After causing much fuss, the Uddhav Thackeray-led government in Maharashtra announced the portfolio allocation for Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of State on Sunday.

In Maharashtra Cabinet, NCP expected to get lion's share

03 Jan 2020

Maharashtra
In Maharashtra Cabinet, NCP expected to get lion's share

Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) could emerge as the biggest winner in Maharashtra, as it is all poised to get key Cabinet berths like Home, Finance, Irrigation, and Housing, reports NDTV.

Maharashtra Cabinet expansion: Several Congress leaders upset after being ignored

31 Dec 2019

Maharashtra
Maharashtra Cabinet expansion: Several Congress leaders upset after being ignored

Yesterday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray expanded his Cabinet, more than a month after he took oath.

Sena supports former-ally BJP on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Here's why

10 Dec 2019

Maharashtra
Sena supports former-ally BJP on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Here's why

Shiv Sena may have ended its decades-long alliance with BJP, but the party still supported the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill yesterday.

Maharashtra: Fadnavis' wife Amruta calls Sena 'hypocrite', Priyanka Chaturvedi replies

09 Dec 2019

Narendra Modi
Maharashtra: Fadnavis' wife Amruta calls Sena 'hypocrite', Priyanka Chaturvedi replies

Erstwhile allies, and now feuding parties, Shiv Sena and BJP are leaving no chance to slam one another publicly.

Modi proposed BJP-NCP alliance in Maharashtra, claims Sharad Pawar

03 Dec 2019

Narendra Modi
Modi proposed BJP-NCP alliance in Maharashtra, claims Sharad Pawar

With the Maharashtra political drama settled, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had proposed "working together."

Devendra Fadnavis resigns as Maharashtra CM twice, in a month
Devendra Fadnavis resigns as Maharashtra CM twice, in a month

On Tuesday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis resigned as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Maharashtra: BJP summons MLAs; Fadnavis to address media in afternoon
Maharashtra: BJP summons MLAs; Fadnavis to address media in afternoon

After the Supreme Court ordered a floor test to be held in the Maharashtra Assembly on Wednesday, the Bharatiya Janata Party called all of its MLAs for a meeting in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Maharashtra: Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena likely to announce alliance today

22 Nov 2019

Mumbai
Maharashtra: Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena likely to announce alliance today

The Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Shiv Sena will hold a meeting in Mumbai on Friday to further their talks over an alliance in Maharashtra. They are likely to make an announcement about joining hands later on Friday.

After BJP-Shiv Sena tiff, Fadnavis pays tribute to Bal Thackeray

17 Nov 2019

Maharashtra
After BJP-Shiv Sena tiff, Fadnavis pays tribute to Bal Thackeray

Setting aside his differences with the Shiv Sena, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday attended party founder Bal Thackeray's memorial event.

Shiv Sena says it doesn't oppose 5% reservation for Muslims

15 Nov 2019

Narendra Modi
Shiv Sena says it doesn't oppose 5% reservation for Muslims

After splitting ways with BJP, Shiv Sena is now working day in and out to form a government with unlikely allies, NCP and Congress in Maharashtra, the state which is currently under President's Rule.

Maharashtra government formation in limbo as Sena, BJP's showdown continues

27 Oct 2019

Maharashtra
Maharashtra government formation in limbo as Sena, BJP's showdown continues

When Assembly results were declared for Maharashtra and Haryana on Thursday, it seemed BJP would easily form a government in the former state.

Poster referring to Aaditya Thackeray as future CM spotted

25 Oct 2019

Haryana
Poster referring to Aaditya Thackeray as future CM spotted

On Thursday, BJP and Shiv Sena managed to retain Maharashtra, by winning 161 out of 288 assembly seats.

Know the net worth of Shiv Sena scion Aaditya Thackeray

03 Oct 2019

Shiv Sena
Know the net worth of Shiv Sena scion Aaditya Thackeray

Young gun Aaditya Thackeray has formally stepped into the poll arena by filing his nomination from Worli assembly constituency of Maharashtra.

New book claims Thackeray family hailed from Bihar

17 Sep 2019

Bihar
New book claims Thackeray family hailed from Bihar

The Thackerays may not be fans of migrants from North India, particularly Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, but a new book claims they also hail from the region which they despise.

After PM Modi, Mayawati to have a biopic on her?

28 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi
After PM Modi, Mayawati to have a biopic on her?

It's raining biopics on politicians in Bollywood these days.

After being offered front-row seats, 'Thackeray' director leaves premiere hall

25 Jan 2019

Mumbai
After being offered front-row seats, 'Thackeray' director leaves premiere hall

Controversy erupted on Thursday during the movie screening of Thackeray in Mumbai after director Abhijit Panse and his family were asked to sit in the front row.

Rs. 100 crore approved to build Bal Thackeray's sea-facing memorial

22 Jan 2019

Maharashtra
Rs. 100 crore approved to build Bal Thackeray's sea-facing memorial

The Maharashtra Cabinet today approved Rs. 100 crore for the construction of a memorial for late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray.

Despite being Muslim, Nawazuddin is fine being 'Thackeray'. Here's why

18 Jan 2019

Shiv Sena
Despite being Muslim, Nawazuddin is fine being 'Thackeray'. Here's why

After winning hearts with his exemplary portrayal of Urdu iconoclast Saadat Haasan Manto, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is back with Thackeray, and the movie looks exceptional.

#PMNarendraModi first look: Vivek Oberoi looks unconvincing as PM Modi

07 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi
#PMNarendraModi first look: Vivek Oberoi looks unconvincing as PM Modi

It's raining biopics in Bollywood these days.

Producer Sanjay Raut wants 'Thackeray' uncensored like Balasaheb Thackeray

28 Dec 2018

Mumbai
Producer Sanjay Raut wants 'Thackeray' uncensored like Balasaheb Thackeray

Thackeray released its first trailer on December 26 and offered a look at the rise of Balasaheb Thackeray and his actions while in power as founder and head of the Shiv Sena party.

'Thackeray' trailer reveals the leader's power, but film faces censorship

26 Dec 2018

Shiv Sena
'Thackeray' trailer reveals the leader's power, but film faces censorship

Thackeray released its first trailer today, December 26, after much anticipation among fans following the two teasers that gave them a peek into the life of Balasaheb Thackeray, the leader on whom the film is based.

Babri Masjid demolition case: SC seeks report from trial judge
Babri Masjid demolition case: SC seeks report from trial judge

The Supreme Court on Monday asked a sessions judge of Lucknow court on how he intends to finish the trial in the Babri Masjid demolition case within the April'19 deadline.

Irony much! Don Arun Gawli, murder convict, tops Gandhian-thought exam

14 Aug 2018

Mumbai
Irony much! Don Arun Gawli, murder convict, tops Gandhian-thought exam

Keeping in sync with his Gandhi topi, underworld don-turned-politician Arun Gawli has now become an expert of Gandhian philosophy by topping an exam on the same.

In January'19, Kangana and Hrithik will clash at box-office

21 Jul 2018

Shiv Sena
In January'19, Kangana and Hrithik will clash at box-office

Kangana Ranaut and Hrithik Roshan's affair (if one can call it that) has already consumed a lot of time of Bollywood journalists.

Balasaheb tolerated BJP's misdeeds, I won't, we've had enough: Uddhav

26 May 2018

Uddhav Thackeray
Balasaheb tolerated BJP's misdeeds, I won't, we've had enough: Uddhav

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray today said his father, Bal Thackeray, tolerated BJP's "misdeeds", but they've had enough of it and he would not tolerate it.