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Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena


Shiv Sena, roughly translated as the 'Army of Lord Shiva', is a regional political party, as approved by the Election Commission of India. Its mass base is primarily in the state of Maharashtra, along with visible presence in the Konkan coastal areas, though the Shiv Sena has tried to make its presence felt in other states of India having a strong Hindu majority.

 

Election symbol of Shiv Sena

The Election Symbol of the Shiv Sena, as approved by the Election Commission of India, is “Bow and Arrow”. It is usually drawn on a saffron-coloured flag of the party. The use of saffron in the flag is indicative of the strong Hindu nationalist sentiment that the party caters to. Saffron is the colour of Hinduism, as the ‘tilak’ used in temples and other Hindu religious ceremonies, to smear on the foreheads of devotees, is saffron in colour. Along with it, the distinct use of the bow and arrow as its election symbol, is significant as it depicts what the party stands for.

 

Leaders of the Shiv Sena

The leaders of the Shiv Sena, who are also the national executives of the party, are listed below:

  • Udhav Thackeray, President and Chairperson of Shiv Sena: After the death of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray, his son Udhav Thackeray became the Karyapramukh of the party. He was handed over the post of Shiv Sena’s working president in 2003, when the party won the Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation Election in 2002.
  • Aditya Thackeray, President of Yuva Sena or youth faction of Shiv Sena: The grandson of Bal Thackeray, Aditya is the over-arching youth leader of the youth wing of the party. The youth wing spreads not only across Maharashtra, but also in Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Anand Prakash Paranjpe, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha: He represents the Kalyan constituency of Maharashtra.
  • Anandrao Adsul, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha: He represents the Amravati constituency of Maharashtra.
  • Anant Gangaram Geete, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha: He represents the Raigad constituency of Maharashtra.
  • Bhavana Patil Surve Gawali, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha: She represents the Yavatmal- Wasim constituency of Maharashtra.
  • Chandrakant Bhaurao Khaire, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha: He represents the Aurangabad constituency of Maharashtra.
  • Dudhgaonkar Ganeshrao Nagorao, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha: He represents the Parbhani constituency of Maharashtra.
  • Gajanan Dharmshi Babar, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha: He represents the Maval constituency of Maharashtra.
  • Prataprao Ganpatrao Jadhav, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha: He represents the Buldhana constituency of Maharashtra.
  • Shivaji Adhalrao Patil, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha: He represents the Shirur constituency of Maharashtra.
  • Subhash Bapurao Wankhede, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha: He represents the Hingoli constituency of Maharashtra.
  • Wakchaure Bhausaheb Rajaram, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha: He represents the Shirdi constituency of Maharashtra.
  • Anil Desai, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
  • Dr. Bharatkumar Raut, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
  • Sanjay Raut, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha

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