The Shiv Sena also said that in view of the incident, the government should start a nutritious food scheme for tigresses, that would help in saving lives of the big cats and their cubs.    
    
"The cubs died because of a territory dispute between the Forest Department and Forest Development Corporation," an editorial in Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' said today.
    
"On one hand the government has much publicised its tiger conservation scheme and on the other, the forest department could not stop cubs from dying due to malnutrition. If this continues, how will these government schemes work?" the ruling ally sought to know.
    
"Sudhir Mungantiwar holds the forest portfolio and the cubs have died in his home district. Thus, it is his moral responsibility now," the Shiv Sena said. It further said that, "The government should start a nutritious food scheme for tigresses so that lives of tigers, tigresses and their cubs can be saved."
 
The government needs to make efforts to immediately find the missing tigress (the mother of the four dead cubs) and if it has been poached, the poachers should be given the strictest possible punishment, it said. The Shiv Sena also demanded strict punishment for those responsible for the death of the tiger cubs.

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