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Bal Thackeray: Indian politician

Bal Keshav Thackeray was an Indian politician who founded the Shiv Sena, a right-wing pro-Marathi and Hindu nationalist party active mainly in the state of Maharashtra.

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1st Thackeray to be chief minister, of 'secular' government

Fifty-three years after the Shiv Sena was founded, a Thackeray was sworn in as Maharashtra's CM on Thursday. Uddhav assumed the top post at a grand ceremony at Shivaji Park, a location redolent with..
IndiaTimes - Published

From professional lensman to CM, Uddhav Thackeray comes a long way

Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray, 59, otherwise considered an affable, mild- mannered politician, displayed combative traits of his father, Sena founder Bal Thackeray, in dealing with one-time senior ally..
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'You should have been here today': Supriya Sule 'misses' Bal Thackeray, Maa Saheb ahead of Uddhav's swearing-in

Supriya Sule said Bal Thackeray and his wife Meenatai treated her with "so much love and affection more than a daughter."
DNA - Published

Supriya Sule misses Balasaheb, says he should've been here today

With Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray set to be sworn in as Maharashtra chief minister on Thursday, NCP MP Supriya Sule turned emotional and said the Sena chief's father late Bal Thackeray and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Uddhav set to be sworn in CM; NCP to get deputy CM's post

With the swearing-in of 59-year-old Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, the state will have a chief minister from the Sena after 20 years. The last Sena man to occupy the chief minister's chair was..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sanjay Raut replies to Amit Shah, says BJP too used Balasaheb Thackeray's image to win for 25 years

"Amit Shah is the Home Minister and a very big politician. He sometimes speaks things that should not be spoken. For 25 years they used the posters of Balasaheb Thackeray to win elections in..
IndiaTimes - Published

Uddhav Thackeray to be sworn in as CM; Ajit Pawar attends NCP meeting

Thackeray, 59, will be sworn in as the chief minister in an evening ceremony at the sprawling Shivaji Park, where his father and Sena founder Bal Thackeray addressed his famous Dussehra rallies. The..
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NCP-Sena-Congress combine to approach governor to stake claim

Speaking to reporters here, NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said, "After Thackeray is elected as our leader, we will go to the governor to stake claim to form the government." His remarks came soon after..
IndiaTimes - Published

Uddhav to be first Thackeray member to be Maharashtra chief minister

Uddhav is set to lead the Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party-Congress alliance government, called Maha Vikas Aghadi, in Maharashtra. This is also the first time that the Shiv Sena, a regional party..
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Sena committed sin of abandoning Bal Thackeray's thoughts: BJP

The BJP on Sunday accused its one-time ally Shiv Sena of committing the "sin" of abandoning its founder Bal Thackeray's thoughts of aligning with the BJP by joining hands with the Congress and the NCP.
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Fadnavis faces Shiv Sena jeers, Sharad Pawar to meet Sonia Gandhi

Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was on Sunday heckled by slogan-shouting Shiv Sena workers as he left Shivaji Park in Mumbai after paying tribute to Bal Thackeray on his seventh..
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'Sarkar kunauchi? Shiv Sena chi': Devendra Fadnavis heckled at Bal Thackeray's memorial event in Shivaji Park

This shows the clear split between the former allies who fought the election on a pre-poll alliance.
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Fadnavis heckled at Bal Thackeray's death anniversary function

Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was on Sunday subjected to sloganeering by a section of Shiv Sena workers as he left Shivaji Park in the metropolis after paying tribute to Bal..
IndiaTimes - Published

If Congress supports Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, they should do it for 5 years, says Deve Gowda

"Bal Thackeray gave place to the BJP in Maharashtra, LK Advani and former PM Vajpayee went to Balasaheb's residence and requested him for seats in the state. Today the BJP overrode that and that is why..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bal Thackeray would have been happy: Raj Thackeray on Ayodhya verdict


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Maharashtra impasse LIVE: 'Don't need Amit Shah, Devendra Fadnavis to ensure Shiv Sena CM', says Uddhav Thackeray

"I had promised Balasaheb that there will be a Shiv Sena Chief Minister one day, and I will fulfil that promise, I don't need Amit Shah and Devendra Fadnavis for that," said Shiv Sena chief Uddhav..
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If Balasaheb Thackeray was alive would BJP still be so brave? NCP's Rohit Pawar

"Maharashtra is blessed with many leaders who have earned the respect of the people. One such leader was honourable Balasaheb Thackeray. There are many reasons why I respect him. One major reason is..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bal Thackeray was a man of his word, BJP going back on its promises of 50:50 formula: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray

Uddhav Thackeray said that the Shiv Sena had a rightful claim on the Chief Minister's post because the party had performed well in the Maharashtra Assembly Elections.
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Uddhav now has remote control of power in Maharashtra, says Shiv Sena

The Shiv Sena on Sunday said it now had the "remote control of power" in Maharashtra despite getting fewer seats in the 2019 assembly polls when compared to 2014. During the first Sena-BJP government..
IndiaTimes - Published

Raut seeks Ajit's apology over Bal Thackeray's arrest in 2000


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Maharashtra Assembly polls: 'Balasaheb was first to push for scrapping of Article 370', says Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray rolled out a slew of promises for the electorate, while seeking to soothe his cadre on the alliance with the BJP.
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Maharashtra: Aaditya files nomination from Worli, massive Shiv Sena rally marks the first Thackeray to contest elections

Aaditya shared a picture of him paying respects to his grandfather on his official Twitter handle.
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Aaditya Thackeray first from family to contest elections as Shiv Sena eyes CM post

Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray, the elder son of party chief Uddhav Thackeray, on Monday said he will contest the October 21 Maharashtra assembly polls from Mumbai's Worli. The announcement comes..
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Aaditya Thackeray to contest; first from family in poll arena

Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray, the elder son of party chief Uddhav Thackeray, said he will contest the Oct 21 assembly polls. He will become the first member of the Thackeray clan ever to contest..
IndiaTimes - Published

Book says Thackerays have their roots in Bihar

The book quotes 'Prabodhankar' Keshav Sitaram Thackeray, the social reformer, journalist and author, who was late Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's father.
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Shiv Sena corporators ransack Mira Bhayandar municipal building, clash with BJP members

Amid renewed tension between Shiv Sena and the BJP ahead of Maharashtra Assembly elections, leaders of the two parties clashed with each other at Mira-Bhayandar municipal office on Tuesday over a..
DNA - Published

People's faith in EC shaken: MNS chief Thackeray writes to CEC


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Cold war over Maharashtra CM post: Shiv Sena, BJP call it a truce

On Monday, Fadnavis and Thackeray spoke to legislators from the saffron alliance on the sidelines of the ongoing budget session of the state legislature.
DNA - Published

Largest ally Shiv Sena lays claim to deputy speaker’s post

Thackeray also sought greater representation and made a pitch for a more “weighty portfolio” for Sawant.
IndiaTimes - Published

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