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Uddhav Thackeray losing control over Sena lawmakers, but early to say Thackeray legacy fading: Political observers
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Uddhav Thackeray losing control over Sena lawmakers, but early to say Thackeray legacy fading: Political observers

A "vertical split" in the Shiv Sena is unavoidable, with 61-year-old former Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray not being able to capitalise on the legacy of his father and party founder late Bal Thackeray, experts say

Making sense of Maharashtra mayhem: Why Shiv Sena MLAs rebelled against Uddhav and Son
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Making sense of Maharashtra mayhem: Why Shiv Sena MLAs rebelled against Uddhav and Son

The Sena MLAs saw how Uddhav Thackeray bent over backwards to keep Sharad Pawar and Sonia Gandhi in good humour while compromising on Balasaheb’s ideals at the cost of Sena’s own dignity

Not Uddhav Thackeray, but I was supposed to be Maharashtra chief minister in MVA government, reveals Eknath Shinde
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Not Uddhav Thackeray, but I was supposed to be Maharashtra chief minister in MVA government, reveals Eknath Shinde

Speaking in Maharashtra Assembly, Eknath Shinde broke down as he remembered his family in the Assembly. He said while he was working as a Shiv Sena Corporator in Thane, he lost two of my children and thought everything is over but Anand Dighe convinced him to continue in politics

Uddhav Thackeray sacks Eknath Shinde as 'Shiv Sena leader'
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Uddhav Thackeray sacks Eknath Shinde as 'Shiv Sena leader'

Eknath Shinde has also "voluntarily" given up the membership of the party, therefore "in exercise of powers vested in me as Shiv Sena party president, I remove you from the post of Shiv Sena leader in the party organisation," said the letter from Thackeray

‘Me punha yein’: Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra’s comeback man
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‘Me punha yein’: Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra’s comeback man

His miscalculation in 2019 cost him the chief minister’s post. But BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis is not one to be written off. He proved to be a shrewd Leader of Opposition and eventually orchestrated the toppling of the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government

Firstpost Podcast: Know about Maharashtra's political turmoil in detail
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Firstpost Podcast: Know about Maharashtra's political turmoil in detail

Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde would be sworn in as the next chief minister of Maharashtra. Tune in

When Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari clashed with the MVA government
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When Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari clashed with the MVA government

The 31 months of constant friction between the Maharashtra government and the Governor may come to an end tomorrow when Uddhav Thackeray has to prove his majority on the floor of the House

Maharashtra: Aurangabad, floor test and Uddhav Thackeray’s endgame
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Maharashtra: Aurangabad, floor test and Uddhav Thackeray’s endgame

A crucial cabinet meeting today is all set to take a decision on renaming Aurangabad to Sambhajinagar

Explained: As Maharashtra political crisis reaches Supreme Court, can Shiv Sena MLAs be disqualified?
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Explained: As Maharashtra political crisis reaches Supreme Court, can Shiv Sena MLAs be disqualified?

Uddhav Thackeray’s move to get 16 MLAs disqualified has entered the legal zone, with Eknath Shinde challenging the decision in the Supreme Court. The Thackeray camp argues that the MLAs not attending ‘crucial meets’ amounts to anti-party activities

Uddhav Thackeray's goondaism should end, request for President's Rule in Maharashtra: Navneet Rana
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Uddhav Thackeray's goondaism should end, request for President's Rule in Maharashtra: Navneet Rana

This came after Shiv Sena workers ransacked the office of rebel party MLA Tanaji Sawant in Pune on Saturday, amid intensifying political turmoil in the state

Maharashtra crisis: Assam Congress chief asks Eknath Shinde to leave Assam 'in the interest of the state'
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Maharashtra crisis: Assam Congress chief asks Eknath Shinde to leave Assam 'in the interest of the state'

"Considering the damage that you have caused to Assam and its people by your presence, I would like to advise you to leave Assam at the earliest in the greater interest of the state," Bhupen Kumar Borah wrote in a letter to Eknath Shinde

Maharashtra political crisis: CM Uddhav Thackeray to chair crucial party meeting today
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Maharashtra political crisis: CM Uddhav Thackeray to chair crucial party meeting today

The meeting will be chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray at Shiv Sena Bhawan in Mumbai at 12 pm

From hiring private planes to hotel rooms, how expensive has the Maharashtra political crisis been?
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From hiring private planes to hotel rooms, how expensive has the Maharashtra political crisis been?

With hotel rooms costing Rs 56 lakh to chartering planes for Rs 50 lakh, it appears that Eknath Shinde is sparing no expense in keeping his supporters comfortable, as the Maharashtra political crisis unfolds

Maharashtra crisis shows zebras can’t sleep with lions in political jungle
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Maharashtra crisis shows zebras can’t sleep with lions in political jungle

Sena leaders who have grown up on Balasaheb’s ideology knew that the ground was slipping from under their feet

Maharashtra political crisis: In fight for ‘real’ Shiv Sena, a look at the Uddhav Thackeray camp
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Maharashtra political crisis: In fight for ‘real’ Shiv Sena, a look at the Uddhav Thackeray camp

The Shiv Sena is facing a division with Eknath Shinde claiming the support of 37 MLAs. Uddhav Thackeray, on the other hand, has found support in 16 MLAs, stacking the numbers against him

'You cannot scare us,' says Eknath Shinde as Shiv Sena demands disqualification of 12 rebel MLAs
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'You cannot scare us,' says Eknath Shinde as Shiv Sena demands disqualification of 12 rebel MLAs

The move comes after only 13 MLAs attended CM Uddhav Thackeray's meeting at his family residence 'Matoshree' on Thursday. According to reports, the number of MLAs supporting Shinde has risen to 44

'National party has assured us all help': Eknath Shinde tells rebel Shiv Sena MLAs
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'National party has assured us all help': Eknath Shinde tells rebel Shiv Sena MLAs

On Thursday, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut asked rebel MLAs to return saying that the party will consider their demand to quit the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition

Could Uddhav Thackeray have prevented the Maharashtra political crisis? Here's what we know so far
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Could Uddhav Thackeray have prevented the Maharashtra political crisis? Here's what we know so far

The political storm that has broken out in the state of Maharashtra is one that was brewing for some time now, the warnings for which might have been ignored by the one man at the centre of it all – Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra political crisis: Three more Shiv Sena MLAs join Eknath Shinde camp in Guwahati
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Maharashtra political crisis: Three more Shiv Sena MLAs join Eknath Shinde camp in Guwahati

They reached the Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati on Thursday morning where other MLAs are campaigning

Maharashtra political crisis: Plea in SC seeks to restrain MLAs who defect or resign from contesting polls for 5 years
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Maharashtra political crisis: Plea in SC seeks to restrain MLAs who defect or resign from contesting polls for 5 years

Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Jaya Thakur has filed the application in an already pending petition filed by her in 2021 in which the Supreme Court had sought the Central government's response in January 2021