The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena combine marched to a spectacular victory in Maharashtra, leading in or bagging (as of 6 p.m.) 41 of the state's 48 Lok Sabha seats.
Senior Nationalist Congress Party leader and former Minister Jaydatta Kshirsagar, MLA from Beed, is likely to join Shiv Sena here on Wednesday, party sources said.
Some people think after the declaration of results, the situation in Delhi (Centre) would be unstable and "they want to benefit out of it", the Sena said, as it referred to Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu's meetings with several opposition leaders in the last few days.
Aditya Thackeray has said this in a new book "The Young and the Restless". The book is authored by student-activist Gurmehar Kaur.
Terrorists had planned to carry out a blast at Matoshree, the abode of the Thackerays in 1989, forcing Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray to direct every member of the house to shift to a safer place for a few days, claims former Sena member Narayan Rane.
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Priyanka Chaturvedi also called out the "women empowerment" sham in the party, saying the Congress let goon aways "who misbehaved with her". She added she wanted to work for the development of Maharashtra and the women of the country.
Polling in the Mumbai-South Central Lok Sabha seat will take place on April 29.
Shiv Sena is an ally of the BJP in Maharashtra.
"It is the need of the hour to ask Sharad Pawar whether he is ashamed of himself," Uddhav Thackeray said.
After a brief exchange of words, the scuffle broke out between the supporters of former Jalgaon lawmaker BS Patil and BJP district president Uday Wagh.
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Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's radio programme, it said till now he was putting forth his 'Mann Ki Baat', but on May 23, people's "mann ki baat" will be out.
Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday had said that he had rejected the formula proposing that the party winning maximum number of seats in assembly elections would get the post of chief minister.
The Sena, an ally of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre and in Maharashtra, said it was time to "attack" Pakistan to seek revenge for the killing of soldiers, adding that the prime minister's assurance of taking the perpetrators of the Pulwama terror strike to task should reflect in his actions.
The Sena said while the government patted itself for "isolating" Pakistan at the international level, the neighbouring country was still carrying out terror attacks on Indian soil.
Justifying Raut's meeting with Naidu, the Sena said the leader visited Andhra Pradesh chief minister as a "courtesy" because his state has been split into two.
Maharashtra accounts for the second highest number of 48 Lok Sabha seats in the country after Uttar Pradesh, which has 80.
"Shiv Sena is the big brother (in the alliance with BJP and other parties) in Maharashtra and will continue to be so," said Sanjay Raut.
Taking a swipe at opposition unity, Fadnavis said that 'MahaThug Bandhan' will achieve nothing and it is time to strive and ensure that the reforms initiated after 2014 are continued by bringing back Modi to power.