Bal Thackery the controversial yet popular Maratha Leader has left a huge baggage of his popularity and fan following after his demise which can still play a prominent role in Maharashtra politics ! Its a human tendency to look upon for a replacement, equally competent,of such mass leaders.Often,obvious choice is any immediate blood-relation of such crowd puller!
Uddhav Thackeray, son of Balasaheb was undoubtedly a perfect son but is he a perfect successor to the throne of Bal Thackeray,is a question which arose since the popularity of Balasaheb’s nephew Raj Thackeray who was considered far more competent than Uddhav and quit the Shiv Sena to form his own political party , MNS, when he understood his role would remain limited in the Sena.
He proved his worth by taking his party head strong against Shiv Sena within 6 years and it was only this year,Bal Thackeray had managed to bring Raj close to Sena to support eachother’s party rather than behaving rivals.
After remaining a major ‘Marathi Manus vote’ shifting political party for Shiv Sena for almost 6 years, the MNS is joining hands with Shiv Sena for Nanded Municipal Corporation Elections . This is an expected indication that both the parties may soon be seen joining hands for bigger state-level electoral contests ! While MNS had stood up as a major ‘Sena Vote Bank’ diverting party, it was helping NCP and Congress to strengthen their hands, taking advantage of MNS and Sena conflicts, over ‘Marathi Manus Vote-Bank’.
Raj Thackeray, the MNS supremo who had split from Shiv Sena about 6 years back and formed his own party, seems to be making news whenever, he wishes to.All he has to do is dare the govt of Maharashtra or dare the Biharis. Although this time he dared the Hindi News Channels and threatened to ban them in Maharashtra. While , the learned seem content addressing Raj as publicity hungry and his aggressive and communal speeches as the source of his publicity, there is no denying that he is slowly cutting the roots and the impact of the mother party – Shiv Sena. He has been gathering attention by targeting Biharis and spreading hate movements against them while Sena Supremo , Bal Thackeray , had targeted the Tamils staying in Mumbai ,some decades back. Raj’s political party is perfect replica of Shiv Sena and even his strategies are all copied from Shiv Sena. All is working well for him , at present, as he has been successful to divert the ‘Marathi Manus’ vote-bank of Shiv Sena towards himself , thereby weakening the Shiv Sena impact with every passing day. Who knows , coming soon,the nation may experience Raj Thackeray ,even copying Bal Thackeray’s dress-code to become the ultimate replacement for Shiv Sena. 🙂
Uddhav Thackeray, the executive president of Shiv Sena and arch rival of MNS supremo, Raj Thackeray, was admitted to Lilavati Hospital after complains of chest pain and was discharged today. Raj had visited Uddhav in hospital twice and while returning home accompanied him as well. Raj,once part of Shiv Sena, formed his own party MNS in 2006, due to continued misunderstandings with Uddhav and some other party members supporting Uddhav. In the recent past, times have bought split hearts together and today was one more day to witness the same!