In controversial remarks, the Shiv Sena today said the increasing population of Muslims in the country will cause language and geographical imbalance and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that Muslims accept the necessity of family planning.
Amid outrage over Maharashtra government's decision to de-recognise madrasas which only educate students on Islam, the Shiv Sena Saturday said the move should not be seen as one intended to strike a blow to religious education in the state.
Taking a dig at Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for allegedly delaying an Air India flight after an official in his team forgot to carry proper travel documents, alliance partner Shiv Sena on Friday asked if similar "social work" would be done for an ill person as well.
Shiv Sena has expressed reservations over the outcome of the proposed cloud-seeding project by the BJP-ruled Maharashtra government, which is aimed at generating artificial rains, and asked it to explore other alternatives as well to make water available for scarcity-hit regions.
Faultlines in NDA on the Land Bill are visible with three of BJP's allies -- Shiv Sena, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Swabhimani Paksha -- red-flagging a number of provisions of the proposed legislation.
Criticising the recent Bombay High Court order which stated that denying permission to erect temporary pandals on roads and foothpaths is not a breach of fundamental right to religion, the Shiv Sena on Monday said that the verdict appears to have come from a Pakistani court.
Political analysts in Maharashtra view the recent meeting between senior Congress leader Narayan Rane and MNS chief Raj Thackeray as a politically strategic move to checkmate Shiv Sena's growing influence in Konkan region of the state.
Amidst controversy engulfing the BJP government in Maharashtra over allegations against its ministers, its ally Shiv Sena has said it needs to be explored why such such issues were emerging within a year of the new government coming to power.