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Bal Keshav Thackeray also known as Balasaheb 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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Making switch to be with real Shiv Sena: Neelam GorheA four-term member of the legislative council, Gorhe enjoyed the patronage of Thackeray throughout her time in the undivided Shiv Sena and later the Shiv Sena (UBT), superseding many others to key..
Felt like laughing on Patna opposition parties' meet: NCP's Praful PatelHe pointed out that several secular parties had in the past allied with the BJP, including those of leaders like Mehbooba Mufti, Farooq Abdullah, and M K Stalin. He said the one party that had attacked..
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Uddhav Thackeray slams Eknath Shinde, says 'bow and arrow symbol of Shiv Sena stolen, thief needs to be taught lesson'This is for the first time that the Thackeray family has lost control of the party that was founded in 1966 by Bal Thackeray.
On Balasaheb's birthday, battle for legacy plays out in Mumbai
Uddhav targets BJP, says efforts on to take country towards dictatorship under guise of HindutvaShiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray on Monday targeted former ally BJP saying it is trying to take the country towards dictatorship through the "sham" Hindutva. Without naming BJP, he said they want to..
Will always cherish interactions with Bal Thackeray: PM Modi on Sena founder's birth anniversary
Balasaheb legacy: BJP seeks to take e-way to voters’ heartsThe naming of the Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi highway after Balasaheb Thackeray marks a fresh move by BJP to muscle into the proprietary claim made by the Uddhav Thackeray faction on the Shiv Sena..
Uddhav Thackeray picks 3 symbols, but none on Election Commission's free listShiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday submitted a list of three names and symbols to the Election Commission for the Andheri (East) assembly bypoll scheduled on November 3. The names denoted..
'We are not gaddaars, what we did was a gadar': Maharashtra CM Shinde proclaims to be 'heir' to Balasaheb's legacyThe CM also lavished praise on the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Home Minister Amit Shah, saying it was Modi who fulfilled Balasaheb's dream.
Mega Sena vs Sena Dussehra showdown: Uddhav says 'Ravana different this time', Bal Thackeray's son accompanies ShindeSena vs Sena on Dussehra: This was the first time since Shiv Sena's inception 56 years ago that two Dussehra rallies were held in Mumbai.
2 'Senas', 2 Dussehra rallies: Uddhav, Eknath battle to stake claim over Bal Thackeray's legacy
'Vande Mataram' replaces 'Hello' in Maharashtra government offices from today; Opposition condemns moveCriticising the campaign, SP leader Abu Azmi on Sunday said that the state had always had a 'Jai Maharashtra' greeting since Bal Thackeray's time.
Baba Ramdev declares Eknath Shinde as 'heir' to Bal Thackeray's legacy, Shiv Sena reactsRamdev called Shinde a beacon of 'Sanatan Hindutva' who has been following the ideals of the Shiv Sena founder, with whom he enjoyed cordial relations
Shiv Sena crisis: Who is Nihar Thackeray, the lesser-known grandson of Bal Thackeray now in Shinde camp?Nihar is the son of Bal Thackeray's elder son and Uddhav's brother Bindumadhav Thackeray who lost his life in an accident in 1996.
Uddhav Thackeray's nephew Nihar Thackeray joins hands with Maharashtra CM Eknath ShindeNihar Thackeray is the son of late Bindumadhav Thackeray, the eldest son of Sena founder Bal Thackeray.
Amid murmurs of further split in Shiv Sena, Uddhav Thackeray backs Droupadi MurmuUddhav Thackeray cited the party’s support to Pratibha Patil and Pranab Mukherjee to back Murmu. When Pratibha Patil’s name came up, Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray had backed her, going beyond..
Bal Thackeray would have kicked Sanjay Raut out of Shiv Sena for comments on rebel MLAs: Sanjay Shirsat
Shiv Sena legacy battle: Bal Thackeray adorns Maharashtra CM Shinde's chamber
Eknath Shinde changes Twitter profile pic to one with Bal Thackeray soon after becoming Maharashtra CMShinde took oath as 20th Chief Minister of Maharashtra a day after Uddhav Thackeray resigned from the top post following a Supreme Court order.
A lot's at stake: Retaining Balasaheb legacy is Uddhav Thackeray's immediate task
Why BJP said no to CM and Fadnavis yes to deputy CMA triumphant Eknath Shinde arrived for the swearing-in ceremony with his infant grandson in his arms and took oath after invoking Sena founder Bal Thackeray and his mentor Anand Dighe. By contrast,..
Why did Uddhav Thackeray rename Aurangabad in his last move as CM? Know its significanceThe issue began back in 1988 when Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray brought the idea to the fore for the first time.
How Shiv Sena came into being 56 years ago at Shivaji ParkIt was on June 19, 1966, Bal Thackeray laid the foundation of Shiv Sena at the famous Shivaji Park in Mumbai by breaking a coconut.
Victory of Bal Thackeray's Hindutva: Eknath Shinde on SC reliefRebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde on Monday termed the relief by the Supreme Court to him and other dissident Sena lawmakers as the victory of Bal Thackeray's Hindutva and the ideals of his mentor..
'How can Bal Thackeray's Shiv Sena back those connected with Dawood?': Rebel MLA Eknath ShindeShiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde, in a fresh attack against the party, questioned the connection of members with drug kingpin Dawood Ibrahim.
Sanjay Raut to Eknath Shinde faction: 'Don't use Balasaheb, use your father's name'Maharashtra political crisis: Around 40 Shiv Sena MLAs, led by Eknath Shinde, are camping in a hotel in BJP-led Assam.
Eknath Shinde extends Guwahati hotel booking by 2 days, says want to free Shiv SenaMaharashtra political crisis: Uddhav Thackeray has said they won't let anyone use the name of his father and Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray.
No other outfit can use names of party, Balasaheb: Sena executive meet
'Don't use Balasaheb's name': Uddhav Thackeray warns rebel MLAs amid Maharashtra political crisisSoon after the rebel Shiv Sena MLAs gave themselves a new name, CM Uddhav Thackeray issued a warning to the group led by Eknath Shinde.
Rebel MLAs say they have not quit Shiv Sena, name their group as 'Shiv Sena (Balasaheb)'; rule out merger with another party
Shiv Sena to take against rebel MLAs: Know 10 major developmentsThe move comes after the rebel camp led by Shinde sought to name the group after Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray.
Sena executive authorises Uddhav to take action against rebels, says no other outfit can use Bal Thackeray's name
Everyone will see when floor test happens, those leaving party not Balasaheb Bhakts: Sanjay RautAmid political instability in the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra, Raut further claimed that the party is still strong and that the rebels are not true "bhakts" (devotees) of..
Maharashtra political crisis: Eknath Shinde says will carry Balasaheb Thackeray's Hindutva; key pointsShinde along with other MLAs was staying at a hotel in Gujarat's Surat following the cross-voting in Maharashtra Legislative Council (MLC) polls and took flight earlier today to reach Guwahati.
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Maha govt on edge after Sena minister revoltsThe MVA government in Maharashtra plunged into a political crisis on Tuesday with a major revolt in Shiv Sena led by urban development minister Eknath Shinde, a powerful grassroots leader who has long..
'For cheap copies...': Priyanka Chaturvedi tweets Bal Thackeray's video, takes veiled dig at Raj ThackerayRaj Thackeray has announced that his party will play Hanuman Chalisa near mosques to counter azaan played on loudspeakers.
'If someone has complaint about Hindu religion...': Raj Thackeray shares Bal Thackeray's speech on loudspeakersHanuman Chalisa row: Raj Thackeray gave an ultimatum to the Shiv Sena-led government to remove loudspeakers from mosques by May 3.
'Balasaheb backed Modi amid demands of ousting him as Gujarat CM after Godhra riots': Uddhav ThackerayMaharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray talked about how Bal Thackeray had supported Narendra Modi during a controversial time in his political career.
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'Bal Thackeray's son is scared of Hanuman Chalisa': BJP's Amit Malviya slams Maharashtra CMBJP IT Cell chief Amit Malviya hit out at Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray in the midst of the current loudspeaker row in the state.
BJP doesn't hold Hindutva patent: Uddhav, says Bal Thackeray led saffron agendaMaharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said the BJP doesn't hold "patent" on Hindutva and claimed that the late Sena supremo Bal Thackeray had showed BJP that the..
BJP MLA demands Lata Mangeshkar's memorial at Shivaji Park in MumbaiThe demand assumes significance as the park is also the site where Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray was cremated in 2012.
BJP's political growth in Maharashtra because of Bal Thackeray: Sanjay RautThe credit for the BJP's political growth in Maharashtra goes to late Bal Thackeray and the Shiv Sena, party MP Sanjay Raut said on Saturday.