Kunabi Sena

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Kunabi Sena is a political party in based in Thane District in the Mid-North Konkan or Maharashtra Konkan in Maharashtra state.

The Kunabi Sena advocates for the interests of the Kunabi community, a developing caste. It is allied with the Communist Party of India (Marxist), with whom they have coordinated peasant struggles for land and water rights.[1] Together with CPI(M) they have protested constructions of GAIL's gas pipeline through Thane.[2]

The party has also demanded the formation of a Konkan state, consisting of the Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg Districts.[3]

The founding president of the Kunabi Sena is Vishwanath Patil.[4]

The party is now part of the ruling alliance of Thane District Zilla Parishad (County government) in an alliance with the Nationalist Congress Party and the Shiv Sena; these latter two represent hardline Maharashtrian interests and are opposed to a separate Konkan State.[citation needed]