The BJP's carping ally, in the editorial of its mouthpiece 'Saamana', asked the Narendra Modi government to take "seriously" the issue of constructing Ram temple in Ayodhya after Bhagwat's comments.
The Congress at least flattered Muslims for so many years, while the BJP, instead of "cajoling" Hindus, is bent on making them secular, it said in an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana'.
Raut asserted it was the Shiv Sena's own decision to not take part in the "Bharat Bandh" and its stand had nothing to do with the BJP.
The BJP's bickering ally said it has been carrying the burden of opposition parties on its shoulders for long and it now wants to see where these outfits stand on pro-people issues.
Khaire, a Lok Sabha member from Aurangabad, had allegedly abused a tehsildar and prevented a demolition squad from razing the illegal shrine in Walunj on October 29, 2015, as per a plea filed by a social activist before the court.
The Sena said while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was keen on giving "justice" to Muslim women in triple talaq, in Maharashtra the MLAs of his party were creating panic among the women of the state.
With Ram Kadam's remarks triggering an "outrage", the MNS and NCP Wednesday likened him to demon king Ravan for making the anti-women remark.
He said the government should submit evidence in the court instead of revealing everything before the media.
"The country's picture is heart-wrenching and we are moving towards being a banana republic," it cautioned in an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana'.
Sena said the police assertion about security threat to Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Maoists was just a "conspiracy theory".
"I have only asked for 50 days. Give me time till December 30. After that, if any fault is found in my intentions or my actions, I am willing to suffer any punishment given by the country," he had said.
Petrol prices crossed the Rs 78 per litre mark in Delhi for the first time yesterday in more than two and half months, while diesel was going at Rs 69.61 per litre.
The minister claimed that the BJP was sending "feelers" to the Sena for a pre-poll alliance. He hinted that Sena would set stiff conditions, including staking claim to the post of Chief Minister, in lieu of helping the BJP in Lok Sabha polls.
To say the Ram temple would be built by a consensus was like Pakistan saying it had nothing to do with Kashmir and the state belonged to India, the Sena opined.
Joshi, a former Lok Sabha MP from Mumbai, said he could occupy the prestigious post only due to the support of the then Prime Minister Vajpayee.
They (the BJP) may conduct the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls together. Or, they will hold the elections together with those in the US and Russia.
He encouraged the media not to succumb to government pressure and take charge, adding that in a democracy people are supreme.
Thackeray made a veiled reference to BJP president Amit Shah writing to the Law Commission, pitching various benefits of holding simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and state assemblies in the country.
Reacting to the prime minister's interviews published by some media organisations, the Sena alleged Modi has not addressed any press conference after becoming the prime minister.
Munde, who is the Rural Development Minister, in a veiled swipe at Fadnavis over the Maratha reservation issue, had recently said that she would not have delayed the decision if she was in-charge.
The Sena chief also found fault with the way the BJP was protecting cows, and giving short shrift to women safety.
Yesterday, the Sena's chief whip in the Lok Sabha Chandrakant Khaire issued a whip to MPs asking them to be present in the House when the motion was discussed and support the government.
"Uddhav-ji has asked all party MPs to be present in Delhi tomorrow and they will be told by the Sena president about the party's decision by morning," Harshal Pradhan, a close confidant of Uddhav Thackeray, said here.
The Uddhav Thackeray-led party alleged that on the one hand, the government will try to break the agitation, while on the other it would chant the slogans of 'Jai Kisan'.
The Sena's poser came a day after the BJP sought an apology from Congress president Rahul Gandhi for Shashi Tharoor's 'Hindu Pakistan' remark.