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Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena, the Army of Shiv, is a regional political party in India with a strong hold in the state of Maharashtra. It was formed by Bal Thackeray on June 19, 1966. Bal Thackeray's son Uddhav Thackeray is the current chief of the party.

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2015

On 30 November 2015, Shiv Sena in this mouthpiece Saamana said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should make it mandatory to take oath on the Constitution, replacing the holy books. In its editorial of Saamana, Shiv Sena said that the constitution should be the sacred book for people of all religions and that all religions are equal before the law.

In its mouthpiece Saamna, Shiv Sena, on 5 December 2015, said that the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will increase by many folds as soon as he takes the responsibility of construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya into his own hands.

Shiv Sena during 2009 Maharashtra Assembly Elections

Shiv Sena took Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as its alliance during the 2009 Maharashtra Assembly elections. According to the alliance deal announced on September 19, 2009, Shiv Sena will contest 169 of the 288 Assembly seats, while the BJP will contest from the other 119.

In the 2009 Parliament elections, Shiv Sena contested in 22 constituencies and won 11 seats to the Lok Sabha.

Shiv Sena strongly opposes Indo-Pak cricket matches. On 21 December 2012, Shiv Sena has announced that it would organise protests at all the venues where India and Pakistan are scheduled to play cricket in the Dec-Jan cricket series.

Timeline

Shiv Sena slams Nitin Gadkari's meeting with Raj Thackeray. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said that Gadkari is a businessman and has made a deal with MNS chief not to field any candidates for 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Mar 5, 2014

Shiv Sena questions Prime Minister Narendra Modi for announcing USD 1 Billion to Mongolia while ignoring the debt ridden farmers in Marhashtra. May 20, 2015

Demand to remove 'Socialist' and 'Secular' from Preamble of Constitution

Shiv Sena demanded the words 'socialist' and 'secular' removed from the Preamble of the Constitution of India. Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut said that removing those words is the feeling of crores of Indians. He said that the country is of Hindus and belongs to them. People of all religions can live but Hindus will dominate, he said. Jan 28, 2015

Politicians of Shiv Sena Party

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