Shiv Sena: News

11 Sep 2023

Uddhav Thackeray

BJP invokes Bal Thackeray on Uddhav's 'Godhra 2' remark

Shiv Sena (UBT) chief and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has sparked a controversy by suggesting a "Godhra-like" situation could occur after the Ram Temple's inauguration in Ayodhya in 2024.

11 Sep 2023


All about Maratha reservation protests

With the 2024 Lok Sabha elections approaching, the Maratha community's demand for reservation in government jobs and educational institutions has taken center stage in Maharashtra politics again.

22 Aug 2023


Don't eat onions: Maharashtra minister's solution for rising prices

While the Centre's decision to impose a 40% export duty on onions is facing opposition amid rising prices, Maharashtra's Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Dada Bhuse's statement has raked up controversy.

14 Jul 2023

Shiv Sena (UBT)

Shiv Sena MLAs disqualification: SC issues notice to Maharashtra speaker

The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar after Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) MLA Sunil Prabhu filed a petition asking Narwekar to expedite the decision on the disqualification of the rebel MLAs.

13 Jul 2023

Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar may get finance ministry, say reports

Ajit Pawar, Maharashtra's new deputy chief minister, will get the finance ministry in the portfolio distribution, News18 reported, quoting sources.

09 Jul 2023

Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra: Rumors of discontent grow ahead of another cabinet expansion

To include more Shiv Sena MLAs, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, and rebel Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLAs, the Mahayuti-National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coalition government in Maharashtra would expand the state cabinet this week, reported The Indian Express.

06 Jul 2023

Eknath Shinde

'Have PM Modi's backing': Eknath Shinde rubbishes resignation rumors 

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Thursday said his government has the "huge support" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

04 Jul 2023

Praful Patel

51 NCP MLAs wanted BJP alliance during Shinde's rebellion: Report

National Congress Party (NCP) MP Praful Patel reportedly said on Monday that most party MLAs wanted the party to align with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) last year for the formation of the Maharastra government during Eknath Shinde's rebellion, The Times of India reported.

BMC demolishes 'illegal' Shiv Sena (UBT) office, party workers protest

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday demolished an "unauthorized" and "illegal" office of the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) in Bandra East, Mumbai.

20 Jun 2023

Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena (UBT) seeks UN recognition for 'World Traitors Day'

Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) MP Sanjay Raut on Tuesday petitioned the United Nations to declare June 20 as "World Traitors Day" to mark the treachery on the original Shiv Sena by Eknath Shinde—now the Maharashtra Chief Minister—and 40 other MLAs.

30 May 2023

Uddhav Thackeray

22 MLAs, 9 MPs may quit Shiv Sena: Thackeray's mouthpiece

The Shiv Sena (UBT), led by Uddhav Thackeray, has claimed that 22 MLAs and nine Lok Sabha MPs from Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde's Shiv Sena were unhappy with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and could resign from the party.

24 May 2023


Ex-Maharashtra CM Manohar Joshi critically ill, in partial coma

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Manohar Joshi's condition continues to be critical, a statement by Mumbai's PD Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre said on Wednesday.

23 May 2023


Ex-Maharashtra CM Manohar Joshi hospitalized due to brain tumor complications

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Manohar Joshi was rushed to the PD Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, after he reportedly complained of feeling uneasy on Monday night.

16 May 2023

Ajit Pawar

Disqualification of 16 MLAs won't topple Maharashtra government: Ajit Pawar

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar has remarked the disqualification of 16 MLAs from the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly would not actually topple CM Eknath Shinde's government.

11 May 2023

Eknath Shinde

Can't restore Thackeray government: SC on Shiv Sena rift

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that it cannot restore the Uddhav Thackeray government in Maharashtra as Thackeray stepped down from the post without facing a floor test.

28 Apr 2023

Eknath Shinde

SC junks transfer of Shiv Sena's assets to Shinde faction

The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a petition seeking a direction to the Maharashtra government to transfer the assets of the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) to the faction led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.

24 Apr 2023

Uddhav Thackeray

Elections can happen any time, prepared for it: Uddhav Thackeray

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said that elections in the state could happen at any time now and asserted his party, Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray), was prepared for it.

08 Apr 2023

Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra: Political crisis looms as NCP's Ajit Pawar, MLAs missing 

Maharashtra seems to be on the verge of yet another political crisis after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar and seven party MLAs reportedly went missing.

17 Mar 2023

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Amruta Fadnavis, Priyanka question each other's 'aukat' over designer case 

Amruta Fadnavis, the wife of Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, recently filed a police complaint against a fashion designer, which has now triggered a political row in the state.

09 Mar 2023


Maharashtra budget: Honorarium for farmers, financial aid for girls, women

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis presented the state budget on Thursday and dedicated it to Farmers, women, youth, employment, and the environment in accordance with the "Panchamrut" principle.

01 Mar 2023


'Follow what we say,' Shinde group warns Thackeray's MLAs

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena faction issued a veiled warning to the MLAs associated with Uddhav Thackeray group, saying action would be taken against those who refuse to obey.

21 Feb 2023

Sonu Nigam

Sonu Nigam spotted at Mumbai airport after manhandling saga

Singer Sonu Nigam is in the headlines after he was manhandled at a concert on Monday. The famous Bollywood singer was performing at a concert in Chembur when a man (identified to be a local MLA's son) manhandled the singer's team.

Supreme Court to hear Thackeray's plea against ECI order tomorrow

The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear Uddhav Thackeray's petition against the Election Commission of India (ECI) order recognizing Eknath Shinde's faction as the real Shiv Sena.

21 Feb 2023

Sonu Nigam

Sonu Nigam attacked at concert; Shiv Sena MLA's son booked

Popular playback singer Sonu Nigam and his team were allegedly attacked by a politician's son during a concert in Mumbai's Chembur area. The episode reportedly took place on Monday night, leaving one injured.

'Mogambo Khush Hua': Thackeray targets Shah over Shiv Sena row

After the Election Commission of India (ECI) allotted the Shiv Sena's name and symbol to Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde's faction, ex-CM Uddhav Thackeray hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday, accusing it of "stealing" his father's legacy.

19 Feb 2023

Uddhav Thackeray

Thackeray to move SC after losing Shiv Sena name, symbol

Uddhav Thackeray is set to approach the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday to seek a stay on an order by the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday, ruling the faction headed by Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde as the "real Shiv Sena."

19 Feb 2023

Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena name, symbol sold for Rs. 2,000cr: Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) MP Sanjay Raut alleged on Sunday that a Rs. 2,000 crore transaction took place to buy the name and "bow and arrow" symbol of the Shiv Sena.

18 Feb 2023

Eknath Shinde

Uddhav Thackeray loses Shiv Sena's name, symbol to Eknath Shinde

The battle over the claim of being the "real" Shiv Sena between the party's two factions has taken a new turn.

23 Jan 2023

Uddhav Thackeray

BMC polls: Thackeray announces alliance with Ambedkar's grandson's party VBA

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday announced an alliance between his faction of the Shiv Sena and Prakash Ambedkar's party Vanchit Bahujan Aaghadi (VBA).

05 Jan 2023

Mumbai Police

5 controversies surrounding Uorfi Javed

Uorfi Javed seems to be controversy's favorite child.

21 Nov 2022

Congress Party

Sanjay Raut praises Rahul Gandhi amid speculations of MVA breakup

The relationship between the Congress party and the Shiv Sena's Uddhav Thackeray faction has taken a new turn, only days after a rift over Rahul Gandhi's statements criticizing Hindutva icon—Veer Savarkar.

14 Nov 2022


NCP MLA Awhad, out on bail, resigns over 'false cases'

Former Maharashtra minister and a legislator from Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Jitendra Awhad, on Monday announced he is resigning from his MLA post.

09 Nov 2022

Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut gets bail in Patra Chawl scam

A Mumbai court on Wednesday granted bail to Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut in a money laundering case linked to the Patra Chawl land scam, ANI reported.

06 Nov 2022


Toppling MVA government in Maharashtra was a revenge: Fadnavis

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra Davendra Fadnavis said that the toppling of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra was "revenge" for a "betrayal" by Shiv Sena.

Bypolls underway in 7 constituencies of 6 states; Telangana tense

Bypolls are underway in seven constituencies of Bihar, Haryana, Maharashtra, Odisha, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh on Thursday for electing legislators to the state Assembly.

02 Nov 2022

Sanjay Raut

Patra Chawl scam: Raut's judicial custody extended by 14 days

A Mumbai court hearing the bail plea of Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) MP Sanjay Raut in a money laundering case reserved its judgment while extending his judicial remand for 14 days.

23 Oct 2022


Karnataka: BJP minister slaps woman; Congress demands his immediate dismissal

A Karnataka minister has been embroiled in controversy after he slapped a woman in the full public gaze on Saturday.

17 Oct 2022

Eknath Shinde

Sikh community objects to Shinde-led Shiv Sena faction's party symbol

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde-led faction of the Shiv Sena—named Balasaheb's Shiv Sena—has found itself in the middle of a controversy as Sikh community leaders have objected to the party's newly allotted election symbol: two swords and a shield.

11 Oct 2022

Uddhav Thackeray

Election Commission allots new names to both Shiv Sena factions

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday allotted new names to both factions of the Shiv Sena—helmed by Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde and his predecessor Uddhav Thackeray—before Mumbai's East Andheri Assembly seat bye-election.

10 Oct 2022

Uddhav Thackeray

Thackeray challenges ECI order freezing Sena symbol in Delhi HC

The Shiv Sena faction led by Uddhav Thackeray on Monday petitioned the Delhi High Court to overturn an Election Commission of India (ECI) order freezing the party's name and election symbol, reported PTI.

ECI freezes Shiv Sena symbol, asks factions to pick new

Four months into the bifurcation, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has barred both Uddhav Thackerey and Eknath Shinde factions of the Shiv Sena from using the party's bow and arrow symbol in the upcoming by-election in Maharashtra.

05 Oct 2022


Mumbai to witness 'Sena vs Sena' showdown amid Dussehra rallies

For the first time in 56 years, Mumbai is all set to witness two Shiv Sena Dussehra rallies as friends-turned-foes Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde fight to prove their respective factions the 'real' Sena.

02 Oct 2022

Uddhav Thackeray

Setback for Thackeray as 3,000 party workers join Shinde camp

In a severe blow for Shiv Sena chief and former Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, over 3,000 Shiv Sena workers from Mumbai's Worli area joined the Shinde camp on Sunday, according to India Today.

HC nod to Thackeray's Sena faction for Dussehra rally

Amid a tug of war between the two factions of the Shiv Sena over conducting the Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park in central Mumbai, the Bombay High Court on Friday gave its order in favor of Uddhav Thackeray's camp of Shiv Sena.

Sena vs Sena: Thackeray-Shinde row now with 5-judge SC bench

A constitution bench of the Supreme Court will now decide who the "real" Shiv Sena is.

16 Aug 2022


Maharashtra: 'Break legs, will ensure bail,' says Shinde faction MLA

Uddhav Thackeray's Shiv Sena faction has filed a police complaint against Prakash Surve, one of the Sena MLAs from Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde's faction, for his aggressive remarks at a recent event.

14 Aug 2022


Maharashtra portfolios: Shinde keeps Urban Development, Fadnavis gets Home, Finance

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Sunday announced portfolios to the recently inducted ministers of his cabinet, ANI reported.

12 Aug 2022


Meet Mangal Prabhat Lodha, richest minister in Shinde-Fadnavis Maha cabinet

Mangal Prabhat Lodha, a six-time MLA in Maharashtra, is the richest minister in the new Eknath Shinde-Devendra Fadnavis cabinet.

08 Aug 2022


Sanjay Raut sent to judicial custody till August 22

A special court in Mumbai sent Shiv Sena Member of Parliament (MP) Sanjay Raut to 14-day judicial custody on Monday.

08 Aug 2022


Maharashtra: Cabinet expansion due this week, Fadnavis may get home

Sources have indicated that the cabinet expansion in Maharashtra is expected to take place this week following a series of meetings to resolve lingering issues that were delaying the move during a dispute over the state's Home Ministry.

SC asks EC not to decide on 'real' Shiv Sena

Former Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray's Shiv Sena faction got immediate relief from the Supreme Court on Thursday.

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.

01 Aug 2022

Lok Sabha

Suspension of 4 Congress MPs revoked; price rise debate begins

The Lok Sabha began debating price rise on Monday afternoon after the suspension of four Congress MPs was revoked following repeated disturbances that necessitated two adjournments.

01 Aug 2022


Patra Chawl scam: Sanjay Raut sent to 4-day ED custody

Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut was sent to four-day Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody on Monday.

Sanjay Raut detained by ED after raid at his residence

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Sunday detained Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut in the Patra Chawl scam case.

30 Jul 2022


Without Gujaratis, no money will be left in Mumbai: Koshyari

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has sparked controversy by stating that if Gujaratis and Rajasthanis are moved from Maharashtra, particularly Mumbai and Thane, there will be no money left in the state and the state will cease to be the country's financial capital.

26 Jul 2022


'Use own parents' photos for votes': Uddhav Thackeray slams Shinde

Shiv Sena chief and ex-Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday slammed rebel leader and incumbent Chief Minister Eknath Shinde for bringing him down when he was hospitalized and could barely move.

Uddhav Thackeray challenges EC in SC over 'real Shiv Sena'

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's Shiv Sena faction moved the Supreme Court on Monday to challenge the Election Commission's (EC) proceedings to decide on the "real Shiv Sena."

23 Jul 2022

Uddhav Thackeray

'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.

Larger bench to examine constitutional aspects of Sena conflict: SC

The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday said the petitions filed by the Shiv Sena and its breakaway faction raise several constitutional questions that require consideration by a larger bench.

20 Jul 2022


Mumbai: Gang, demanding Rs. 100 crore for minister post, busted

Mumbai Crime Branch has arrested four men, who allegedly demanded Rs. 100 crore from an MLA for a ministerial post in the newly-formed Maharashtra cabinet.

15 Jul 2022


Droupadi Murmu visits Mumbai; Thackerays not invited despite lending support

The BJP and the Shiv Sena faction headed by Chief Minister (CM) Eknath Shinde hosted an opulent reception for Droupadi Murmu, the NDA's presidential candidate, on Thursday in Mumbai.

12 Jul 2022


Shiv Sena to support NDA presidential nominee Draupadi Murmu: Thackeray

A day after Shiv Sena legislators urged their leader Uddhav Thackeray to back the NDA presidential nominee Draupadi Murmu, the party on Tuesday implied it would support her.

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.

07 Jul 2022

Uddhav Thackeray

With new chief whip, Thackeray, Shinde face-off reaches Lok Sabha

The internal battle between the two Shiv Sena factions led by Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde, respectively, has now reached Parliament.

04 Jul 2022


Maharashtra: Fuel prices may fall as CM announces tax cut

Fuel prices would see a significant drop in Maharashtra in the coming days following the announcement by the newly appointed Chief Minister Eknath Shinde that the state would drop the Value Added Tax (VAT) on fuel.

04 Jul 2022


Maharashtra: Chief Minister Eknath Shinde wins trust vote by 164-99

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Monday won the trust vote in the Maharashtra Assembly bagging 164 votes, thereby proving the majority on the second day of the special session of the House.

03 Jul 2022

Uddhav Thackeray

Who is Rahul Narwekar, the new Maharashtra Assembly Speaker?

The Maharashtra Assembly got a new Speaker on Sunday after standing at the heart of a political tempest over the last several weeks.

03 Jul 2022


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.

30 Jun 2022


'Kingmaker' to 'King' of Maharashtra: Meet CM Eknath Shinde

Eknath Shinde, the rebel Shiv Sena leader, has now become the next chief minister of Maharashtra with the backing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).