Shiv Sena MLA Sanjay Gaikwad has sparked a controversy after stating to put coronavirus in former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis' mouth. Gaikwad made the statement while saying that Fadnavis and BJP were doing petty politics over the supply of Remdesivir injections to Maharashtra. He also accused the Centre of deliberately keeping Remdesivir away from Maharashtra. Meanwhile, BJP workers have staged a strong protest against the contentious… read-more
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Gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli has been granted 45-day parole by the Nagpur bench of Bombay HC, citing his wife's failing health. Reportedly, he had joined underworld in 1970s, famously known as the 'Daddy' of Dagdi Chawl. Gawli, currently serving his life sentence was arrested in 2008, and was convicted for the murder of a Shiv Sena corporator in 2012. Moreover, actor Arjun Rampal played the role of Gawli in the starrer movie "Daddy… read-more
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Facing criticism for its 'Pakistani name', Mumbai-based Karachi Bakery stopped its operations citing a loss in business. The store manager stated that the landlord demanded a higher rent, and owing to the pandemic-stricken business, the store cannot afford it. On the contrary, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, claiming the responsibility for the closure of the establishment, termed it as a result of the "massive protest" staged by them and Shiv… read-more
The Bhopal Police on February 14 arrested 17 people, including ex-BJP MLA Surendra Nath Singh and Shiv Sena activists, for vandalizing restaurants on Valentine's Day. One of the eatery, located in posh area of Arera colony, was vandalised by 10 Shiv Sena activists. Arrested among other 7 in another case of vandalism, MLA Surendra said the campaign "halla bol" was just a wake-up call against love jihad and hookah bars.
Maharashtra's ruling party Shiv Sena launched a potential state-wide protest against a hike in petrol and cooking gas costs in Mumbai on February 5. Reportedly, Mumbai's Parbhani has the highest petrol price of Rs 96/litre. Shiv Sena's Ashish Chemburkar has threatened the protests would intensify if the Centre does not take any action. Meanwhile, ex-CM Devendra Fadnavis advised the state to lower its fuel tax to recede the prices.
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Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on January 25 stated 'Jai Shree Ram' is not a political slogan and one should not feel pain while chanting it. His statements came just after West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee refused to address at Netaji birth anniversary event where the crowd shouted 'Jai Shree Ram'. Besides, Sanjay said, "nobody's secularism will be under threat by saying Jai Shri Ram."
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Maharashtra's Shiv Sena government, through its mouthpiece Saamana, on January 11 took a jibe on the Bharatiya Janata Party asking if Pakistanis, Khalistanis and Naxalites have caused the bird-flu in India. Shiv Sena's taunt was targetted at the BJP's alleged remarks of separatists being behind the ongoing farmers protest. It also blamed the farm laws for hindering rural economy during bird-flu. Meanwhile, Maharashtra has become the eighth… read-more
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Maha Vikas Aghadi partners - Shiv Sena and NCP - fought each other over a banner of Sena candidate displayed at the Bhiwandi office. Being at the loggerheads over the Bhiwandi local body seat, the NCP’s Ganesh Gulvi and Sena’s Praveen Gulvi and their aides attacked each other. Reportedly, the Bhiwandi Election Commission has called for investigations after registering a case on NCP district president’s complaint.
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Denying allegations of merging flats, actor Kangana Ranaut has claimed that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has been "harassing" her. Kangana said, "Fake propaganda by Mahavinashkari government, I haven`t joined any flats, whole building is built the same way". Besides, she said that she will appeal in the higher courts to challenge the accusations against her. Reportedly, Kangana was alleged of merging three flats into one in… read-more
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Enforcement Directorate (ED) office was politicized by Shiv Sena workers as they installed 'BJP State Office' banner in its premises on December 28. The incident happened after ED summoned Sanjay Raut's wife Varsha Raut for third time regarding PMC Bank case. Raut has accused BJP of exploiting the central agencies to threaten their political opponents. Moreover, he said the BJP is pushing him to topple ‘Maha Vikas Aghadi’ government.