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Won’t apologise to Air India staff: Sena MP Gaikwad

New Delhi: Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, who is facing criticism for his alleged unruly behaviour with an Air India staff, on Wednesday said in Lok Sabha that he would apologise to Parliament, but not to the official of the national carrier. Remaining defiant, Gaikwad, who has been banned from flying by Air India and private airlines in the country after he beat an Air India manager with a slipper, said, “What wrong did I do? What is my crime?” As Shiv Sena MPs cheered on from their desks, GaikwadRead More

Shiv Sena picks Hardik Patel to campaign for Gujarati aspirant

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena — in a move that caught political observers off guard — has picked Hardik Patel, the firebrand leader of Gujarat’s Patidar agitation, to campaign for its Gujarati candidate in a bid to split the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) core vote bank ahead of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Council (BMC) elections. Shiv Sena picks Hardik Patel to campaign for Gujarati aspirant Mr Patel on Tuesday addressed a rally of Biren Limbachya, Sena’s Gujarati candidate who is contesting from Goregaon. It came as a surprise in political circles toRead More

Demonetisation a ‘nuclear bomb’ strike on country: Shiv Sena targets Modi

Mumbai: With the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) election in Maharashtra just a month away, Shiv Sena has hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi by comparing demonetisation to a “nuclear bomb” that the Centre dropped on the Indian economy, akin to Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. Shiv Sena bashed the BJP government – its ally at the Centre – over the scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes in an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamana. It compared the Indian economy with Hiroshima and Nagasaki – the two cities of JapanRead More

Shiv Sena seeks another President term for Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi. Pitching for a second term for President Pranab Mukherjee, ruling NDA constituent Shiv Sena on Friday asserted that Mr Mukherjee has proved to be “best President” and nobody can doubt his capabilities. The Congress, however, said the party high command will take a call on the issue. “In the last five years, he has shown that he is a capable and a non-controversial President, who is well-versed in national and international affairs,” said Shiv Sena’s leader Sanjay Raut adding that he will meet Mr Mukherjee next week. MrRead More

Should have shown patriotic credentials by returning to India: Sena on SRK row

Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was detained at an American airport, should have displayed patriotic credentials and returned to India after another “insult” in the US, the Shiv Sena said here on Saturday. Observing that the “tolerant actor” goes to the US repeatedly, the Sena said if he had decided to return, it would have been a slap on the face of the US. The Sena was reacting to Khan’s detention at a US airport, the third time in seven years. The Bollywood actor was detained briefly at theRead More

Shiv Sena targets BJP, says it repeats Congress’ mistakes

Mumbai: Stepping up its attack on the BJP in the backdrop of Pathankot terror attack, ally Shiv Sena today asked the party what changes it has made on issues, including Pakistan policy and Ram Temple after assuming power with a massive mandate and said the mistakes made by the previous Congress regime are being repeated by it. “From the Ram temple issue to the Uniform Civil Code, from inflation to corruption and from Hindutva to the policy against Pakistan, what has changed since the BJP came to power (at theRead More

Akhilesh Yadav slams Shiv Sena’s protest against Indo-Pak cricket

Lucknow: With Shiv Sena throwing a spanner in resumption of bilateral cricketing ties with Pakistan, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav yesterday said though Samajwadi Party has never been a supporter of cricket, it does not approve of incidents preventing sportsmen of other countries to play here. “SP has never been in favour of cricket but it should not happen that you dig the pitch. A debate can be held on another platform but disallowing sportsmen of other countries to play here is not fair,” Yadav said. His comments cameRead More

Shiv Sena workers storm BCCI office, protest against PCB chief

Mumbai: A group of Shiv Sainiks workers morning protested at BCCI president Shashank Manohar’s office here against his move to hold talks with his Pakistani counterpart Shahryar Khan to resume cricket ties between the two countries. The Shiv Sainiks, numbering over 70, carried a black flag and shouted slogans of ‘Pakistan murdabad’ and ‘Shashank Manohar murdabad’. Later, police detained more than two dozen activists and whisked them away, even as Manohar quietly watched from his office. A protester said that the Shiv Sena would not permit any cricket relations betweenRead More

Can’t let state turn into banana republic: CM Fadnavis to Shiv Sena

Mumbai: Sending out a strong message to ally Shiv Sena, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis tonight disapproved of its protests against former Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri here and asserted that he ‘can’t let the state turn into a banana republic’. Hours after Shiv Sena activists blackened the face of ORF chief Sudheendra Kulkarni over his refusal to cancel the function to launch Kasuri’s book, Fadnavis said, “We cannot endorse Mr. Kasuri but there could have been better ways to put forth the point of view.” “We may notRead More

Will ensure there is no meat ban: Shiv Sena

Mumbai: Political acrimony over the ban on meat by civic bodies in Mumbai during the Jain fasting days grew with ruling BJP ally Shiv Sena vowing that it would ensure there is no such restriction. The Sena’s stand came in the wake of Opposition Congress and NCP slamming yesterday’s order by Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) — ruled by Sena and BJP – prohibiting meat sale for eight days from September 11 to 18 when the Jain community will observe fasting period ‘Paryushan’. According to the order, the banRead More