Days after talk of unity, fissures in Sena-BJP bonhomie: Mistrust among cadres makes vote transfer difficult
When after four years of discords, Shiv Sena and BJP announced that their alliance will live through another Lok Sabha elections, leaders of both parties perhaps hoped that the memories of bitter spats will melt away.
BJP's insecurity about winning in Maharashtra allows Shiv Sena to throw around its weight; imperils alliance
BJP is being pushed to the brink in one constituency even before the first join campaign rally is held in Mumbai.
Uddhav Thackeray asks Shiv Sena workers to ensure victory of alliance with BJP, holds meeting with MPs, district party chiefs
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday appealed to the leaders and office-bearers of his party to ensure the victory of BJP-Sena alliance in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Shiv Sena both insurance and risk for BJP; its actions prove party is a partner that can't be trusted as an ally
The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance highlights two significant developments: The BJP's nervousness and the Shiv Sena's ability to arm twist the "world's biggest political party" into submission.
Shiv Sena demands seat sharing with BJP like in 1995: Is this a viable route for Amit Shah's party ahead of LS polls?
The Shiv Sena has demanded that the Bharatiya Janata Party share seats with it according to the formula the two parties in 1995 but now that the BJP has 122 seats in the Maharashtra Assembly and the support of 16 other MLAs, it is unlikely to bend to this demand.
BJP not desperate for tie-up, can fight Congress-NCP combine: Devendra Fadnavis on Shiv Sena's 'big brother' jibe
Fadnavis said the proposed "mahagatbandhan" or grand alliance shaping up against the prime minister, has no agenda except to grab power.
Shiv Sena seeks to contest 152 seats in Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray appears to have sensed BJP's need for allies
The Shiv Sena seeks through a prior contract in Maharashtra what HD Kumaraswamy secured through post-poll circumstances in Karnataka.
Day after meeting Amit Shah, Uddhav says 'drama' still going on; MSP chief Narayan Rane dares Shiv Sena to quit NDA
A day after BJP president Amit Shah called on Uddhav Thackeray in an attempt to placate the sulking ally, the Shiv Sena chief today said whatever is happening is "all drama".
Amit Shah-Uddhav Thackeray meet: BJP might steal Shiv Sena's votes from under its nose if saffron parties spar
As the Shiv Sena is not a national party, the BJP is looking at poaching into at least 15-20 percent of the Shiv Sena’s vote share for the general elections, if it has to get anywhere close to a majority.
Despite Amit Shah-Uddhav Thackeray meet, Shiv Sena's position on contesting elections solo is unchanged, says Sanjay Raut
Shiv Sena indicated it had not changed its stance of contesting future elections solo, even after the meeting between Uddhav Thackeray with Amit Shah.
BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday night met the state executive committee of the Maharashtra BJP to take stock of the political situation in the state.
Amit Shah woos glamour, business and allies in Mumbai; BJP, Shiv Sena chiefs' private conversation lasts over an hour
After the initial exchange of pleasantries, Shah and Thackeray were closeted along for over an hour amid intense political speculation outside.
The BJP's resounding victory in the civic polls in Maharashtra has further strengthened Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who led his party's campaign from the front after deciding to go alone without tying up with the Shiv Sena, according to political observers.
There appears to be yet another rift between the Shiv Sena and the BJP over the proposed expansion of the cabinet in the union government.
The Shiv Sena on Tuesday took potshots at its alliance partner BJP, continuing the war of verbal volleys between its mouthpiece Saamana and the BJP's fortnightly magazine 'Manogat.'
The BJP and the Shiv Sena put on an uncomfortable show of cordiality in Mumbai on Tuesday while announcing a memorial for Sena supremo Bal Thackeray.
The Sena needed the BJP to have its man in the neighbouring city’s mayoral chair, much like the BJP needed the Sena to have a stable government, even if it was a troubled government.
The Shiv Sena appears to be stealing a march over the BJP in the elections to the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC).
One year into office, its relationship with ally Shiv Sena appears to be turning increasingly bitter, with the chief minister now openly hitting out at the party.
Shiv Sena may have become a part of the government in Maharashtra after splitting with the BJP ahead of assembly elections. However, it seems to be bent on giving the BJP-led government a hard time.