India: Shiv Sena demands Google doodle for Bal Thackeray

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Google Doodle for New Year's Eve 2014
Mumbai: In a surprise move, Indian political outfit Shiv Sena (the party) has demanded a "Google doodle" dedicated for its founder, late Bal Thackeray, for his 89th birth anniversary on January 23.

Rahul Shewale, Sena MP from Mumbai South Central, said he has written to Google and to the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, including Finance and I&B Minister Arun Jaitley and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad seeking their help in getting the doodle.

"If the image of our great leader is displayed on Google… it would be a great tribute to the real hero who does not require any introduction as he has always been an inspiration to all young people of our country," Shewale wrote in his letter. 

Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on the Google search's homepage that is intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements and people.
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