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Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena was founded in 1966 by cartoonist Bal Thackeray, it was the result of a movement that demanded preferential treatment to Mahrashtrians over migrants. The party is currently led by founder Bal Thackeray' son, Uddhav Thackeray. Although the party's base is in Maharashtra, it expanded its horizon and sided with the Bhartiya Janata party, because of their Hindu Nationalist agenda. it was a coalition partner in the Natinal Democratic Alliance from 1998-2004.