Shiv Sena

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Shiv Sena (शिवसेना) is a Hindu nationalist political organisation in India founded on 19 June 1966 by hindu hridaysamrat Bal Thackeray. The party originally emerged from a movement in Mumbai demanding preferential treatment for Maharashtrians over migrants to the city. The party has a powerful hold over the Bollywood film industry. It is currently headed by Thackeray’s son, Uddhav Thackeray. Members of Shiv Sena are referred to as Shiv Sainiks.

Although the party’s primary base is still in Maharashtra, it has tried to expand to a pan-Indian base. In the 1970s, it gradually moved from solely advocating a pro-Marathi ideology, to one supporting a broader Hindu nationalist agenda as it aligned itself with the Bharatiya Janata Party. It is commonly called an “extremist and “chauvinist” party as well as a “Hindu extremist” and fascist party. The party has taken part in numerous Maharashtra state governments at several times and was a coalition partner in the National Democratic Alliance cabinet that ruled India between 1998–2004.

The Shiv Sena especially attracted a large number of disgruntled and often unemployed Marathi youth, who were attracted by Thackeray’s charged anti-migrant oratory. In its early days, the Shiv Sena followed an anti-South agenda and its slogan was “Pungi Bajao, Lungi Bhagao”. Shiv Sena cadres became involved in various attacks against the South Indian communities, vandalising South Indian restaurants and pressuring employers to hire Marathis.

The Sena started placing more weight on the Hindutva ideology in the 1970s as the hallmark ‘sons of the soil’ cause was weakening. The party has ruled the state in coalition with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from 1995–99. The Sena is the opposition party in the state along with the BJP since 1999. The Shiv Sena-BJP combine governs the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. Traditionally the main strongholds of Shiv Sena have been Mumbai and the Konkan coastal areas. However, in the 2004 Lok Sabha elections the result was reversed. The Shiv Sena made inroads in the interior parts of the state, while suffering losses in Mumbai.

The Shiv Sena-BJP combine won the 1995 Maharasthra state elections. After assuming state government power, Shiv Sena began to redress its organisation. A ‘Shivsena Rajyapramukh Parishad’ convention was held in Mumbai six months after the election. At the meeting a large number of local party leaders and representatives of various wings of the party participated. The meeting filled the function of reorienting the party organisation to adapt to the new tasks of being a party in government.It renamed Bombay as Mumbai.

As the Pramukh (Chief) of the party, Bal Thackeray took all major decisions and claimed that he ran the Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party government of 1995 to 1999 with what he called a ‘remote control.’ Activists and members of the Shiv Sena call themselves Shiv Sainiks, and carry out most of the party’s grassroots work. During his last days, Bal Thackeray did not concern himself with day-to-day activities of the party, which was run by his youngest son Uddhav Thackeray. The recently refurbished Sena Bhavan located in the Dadar locality in Mumbai has served as the headquarters of the Sena since 1976. The Sena’s shakhas (Branches) spread throughout the state of Maharashtra as well as in selected locations in other states decide upon most of the local issues in their particular cities or towns. Aditya Thackeray, son of Shivsena Paksha pramukh Uddhav Thackeray is working as the Youth Leader of the party.

Official Website : http://www.shivsena.org/

Shivsena in 2009 Loksabha elections:

ConstituencyMembers
BuldhanaPrataprao Ganpatrao Jadhav
AmravatiAnandrao Vithoba Adsul
Yavatmal-WashimBhavana Pundlikrao Gawali (Patil)
HingoliSubhash Bapurao Wankhede
ParbhaniGaneshrao Nagorao Dudhgaonkar
Aurangabad Chandrakant Khaire
KalyanAnand Prakash Paranjape
RaigadAnant Geete
MavalGajanan Dharmshi Babar
ShirurShivaji Dattatray Adhalrao
ShirdiBhausaheb Rajaram Wakchaure

Shivsena in Vidhansabha elections:

ConstituencyMembers
Dhule RuralSharad Patil
Jalgaon CitySureshkumar Bhikamchand Jain
ErandolChimanrao Rupchand Patil
BuldhanaVijayraj Haribhau Shinde
MehkarSanjay Bhaskar Raimulkar
AkotSanjay Laxman Gawande
DaryapurAbhijit Anandrao Adsul
HinganghatAshok Shamraoji Shinde
RamtekAshish Nandkishor Jaiswal (Wakil)
BhandaraNarendra Bhojraj Bhondekar
DigrasSanjay Dulichand Rathod
ParbhaniSanjay (Bandu) Haribhau Jadhav
PathriMira Kalyanrao Renge
BadnapurSantosh Vasantlal Sambre
Aurangabad WestSanjay Pandurang Shirsat
VaijapurR. M. Vani
Malegaon OuterDadaji Dagadu Bhuse
NiphadAnil Sahebrao Kadam
DindoriDhanraj Haribhau Mahale
DeolaliBaban Shankar Gholap
ShahapurDaulat Bhika Daroda
Bhiwandi EastRupesh Mhatre
AmbarnathBalaji Kinikar
Ovala-MajiwadaPratap Baburao Sarnaik
Kopri-PachpakhadiEknath Sambhaji Shinde
ThaneRajan Vichare
DahisarVinod Ramachandra Ghosalkar
Jogeshwari EastRavindra Dattaram Waikar
GoregaonSubhash Desai
Vandre EastPrakash (Bala) Vasant Sawant
MahadBharatshet Gogawale
PurandarVijay Sopanrao Shivatare
KothrudChandrakant Balbhim Mokate
HadapsarMahadeo Ramachandra Babar
KopargaonAshokrao Shankarrao Kale
ParnerVijayrao Bhaskarrao Auti
Ahmednagar CityAnil Bhayya Ramkisan Rathod
UmargaDayanraj Dhondiram Chougule
OsmanabadRajenimbalkar Omprakash Bhupalsinha Alias Pawanraje
DapoliSuryakant Shivram Dalvi
ChiplunSadanand Narayan Chavan
RajapurRajan Salvi
KarveerChandradip Shashikant Narake
Kolhapur NorthRajesh Vinayakrao Kshirsagar
HatkanangaleSujit Vasantrao Minachekar

Shivsena Maharashtra Candidate List for Loksabha Election 2014:

ConstituencyMembers
5 - BuldhanaShri. Prataprao Jadhav
7 - AmravatiShri. Aanandrao Adsul
9 - RamtekShri. Krupal Tumane
14 - Yavtmal -VashimMs. Bhavna Gavli
15 - HingoliShri. Shubhash Vankhede
17 - ParbhaniShri. Sanjay Bandu Patil
19 - AurangabadShri. Chandrakant Khaire
21 - NashikShri. Hemant Godse
24 - KalyanDr.Shrikant Shinde
25 - ThaneShri. Rajan Vichare
27 - Mumbai North-westShri. Gajanan Kirtikar
30 - South-Central MumbaiShri. Rahul Shevale
31 - South MumbaiShri. Arvind Sawant
32 - RaigadShri. Anant Gite
33 - MavalShri. Shrirang Barane
36 - ShirurShri. Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil
38 - ShirdiShri. Sadashiv Lokhande
40 - UsmanabadShri. Ravi Gaykvad
46- Ratnagiri-SindhudurgShri. Vinayak Raut
47 - KholapurShri. Sanjay Mandlik