- Akhil Bharatiya Sena
party_name = Akhil Bharatiya Sena
headquarters = Om Kala Niketan Sankalap, Co-op. Housing Society, Anandgar, Vikhorili Park Site (West),
Akhil Bharatiya Sena (अखिल भारतीय सेना, All India Army) is a
political partyin India. Founded in 1997and led by the Mumbaimafia don and contract killer Arun Gawli (alias 'Daddy'). Gawli had earlier been close to the Shiv Senasupremo, Bal Thackeray, but in 1996a bloody feud surged between them when Arun Gawli mercilessly slew several Sena party legislators and party workers. Gawli organized ABS as a counterwight to SS.
BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)elections 2002the ABS candidate Sunil Ghate defeated the Sena candidate in Gawli's home turf. Ghate is today the sole ABS corporator in BMC.
Lok Sabhaelections 2004Gawli got 92 210 votes (26,5%) in the constituency Mumbai South Central.
Maharashtrastate assembly elections later the same year ABS launched 20 candidates. One (Gawli) got elected.
ABS is based in
Maharashtra, but does also have a branch in Goa.
trade unionwing of ABS is called Akhil Bharatiya Kamgar Sena.
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Le Monde Diplomatique"
* [http://www.asiaweek.com/asiaweek/97/0815/nat3.html Look Who's Fighting Crime] , article in "
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