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Images: Politics rules on Maharashtra Day

Last updated on: May 1, 2010 20:20 IST

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Maharashtra Governor K Sankarnarayanan salutes the marching police personnel during the Maharashtra Day parade at Shivaji Park, Dadar, on Saturday. This year marked the 50th anniversary of the state's formation.

Photographs: Arun Patil



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Governor K Sankarnarayanan and Chief Minister Ashok Chavan (extreme right) greet Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi (second from left) at the police parade at Shivaji Park, Dadar, on Saturday.


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Children dressed as various heroes take part in the Maharashtra Day parade at Shivaji Park, Dadar, on Saturday.


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Political leaders at the Hutatma Chowk on Saturday.

The Hutatma Chowk or the martyr's square was built in memory of the members of the Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti who died at a police firing during a peaceful demonstration in 1960.

The Samithi had demanded the unification of all Marathi-speaking regions under one state.


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Shiv Sena excutive president Uddhav Thackeray and wife at Hutatma Chowk


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Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray and wife Sharmila pay homage to martyrs of 1960 at the Hutatma Chowk.


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Bharatiya Janata Party leaders including Gopinath Munde (centre) at Hutatma Chowk


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