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The Charisma of Direct ActionPower, Politics, and the Shiv Sena$

Julia M. Eckert

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780195660449

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195660449.001.0001

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(p.306) Appendix II: The Official Structure of the Shiv Sena1

(p.306) Appendix II: The Official Structure of the Shiv Sena1

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The Charisma of Direct Action
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Shiv Sena Pramukh; President Bal Thackeray

The 12 ‘Netas’ (‘National Leaders’, National Executive)

Subhash Desai, Madhokar Sarpotdar, Sudhir Joshi; Dattaji Salvi, Wamanrao Mahadik, Pramodh Navalkar, Leeladhar Dake, Dattaji Nalawade, Satish Prahdan, Sharad Acharya, Manohar Joshi, Ramesh Prabhu. Also: Raj Thackeray and Uddhav Thackeray.

‘Upnetas’ (The Deputy Leaders)

Divarkar Raote, Gajanan Kirtikar, Surajakant Mahadik, Narayan Rane, Ram Bhankal, Vilas Avchat, Arvint Sawant, Anant Gite, Bala Nandgaonkar, Vishwanath Nerurkar, Ravindra Mirlekar, Anant Tare, Sanjay Nirupam, Shishir Shinde, Abhay Ugavkar, Nitin Shinde, Vijay Loke.

Leaders of the Organizational Wings

Bharatiya Kamgar Sena (Trade Union; Ramakant More); Mahila Aghadi (Women's Front; Meena Kulkarni); Bhartiya Vidyarti Sena (Students Front; Raj Thackeray); Sthaniya Lokadhikar Samiti (p.307) Mahasangha (association fighting for the rights of the sons of the soil; Sudhir Joshi); Maharashtra Shramik Sena (Trade Union under Madhokar Sarpotdar); Kapus Kamgar Sena (Cotton Workers Union; Suryakant Desai); Municipal Karmachari Sena (Municipal Employees Union; Wamanrao Mahadik); Shiv Sena Chitrapat Shakha (Motion Pictures Wing; Gajanan Shirke); Cooperative Bank Employees Union (Anand Adsul); Maharashtra Cable Sena (Cable Operators Union; Ramakrishna Keni); Girani Kamgar Sena (Mill Workers Union); Consumer Protection Cell (Sudhir Joshi); Sahakari Vikreta Sangh (Cooperative Traders’ Union; Milind Shirsat); Shramajivi Kamgar Sena (Workers Trade Union; Ramesh Prabhu); ST Kamgar Sena (State Transport Union; Subhash Desai); BEST Kamgar Sena (Narayan Rane).

Vibhag Pramukhs

  • Numbers in Mumbai City: Gents Vibhag Pramukh 7
  • Ladies Vibhag Pramukh 7
  • (deputy) upp Vibhag Pramukh 34
  • ladies upp Vibhag Pramukh 26

Shakha Pramukhs

Total number of Shakha Pramukhs in Mumbai: 221

Gata Pramukhs

Total number of Gata Pramukhs in Mumbai: about 1000

Sainiks

Notes:

(1) For changes in the organizational wings and their leadership, see Shiv Sena website ‘Organizational Wings’, www.shivsena.org. However, the website is seldomly updated.