It is a well-known fact that Shiv Sena, the Hindu nationalist political party founded by Bal Thackeray, sold its soul to Satan in return for power. From being a fiercely independent party with nationalist credentials, it reduced itself to be a party that is subservient to the interests of the so-called Gandhis, who run their family enterprise called ‘Congress Party’. This is a great fall and the damage to its reputation was so great that it can never be revived.
Balasaheb Thackeray, who was known as ‘Hindu Hriday Samrat’ by his followers, must be turning in his grave at the thought of what is being done by his son, Uddhav Thackeray in pursuit of power.
After winning the people’s mandate in alliance with the BJP, it discarded its alliance partner just for the sake of chief ministerial position and entered into an unholy alliance with the Congress Party and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
The kind of behavior manifested by the Sena-led Government of Maharastra after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput led to numerous suspicions. They certainly have many things to conceal and made every attempt to wilfully botch up the probe. After the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) took over the probe, they are visibly shaken.
The recent spate of verbal attacks launched by Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut and NCP leader Anil Deshmukh against actress Kangana Ranaut is not only against the Hindu cultural ethos but also demeanious to the status of women. Raut called Kangana ‘Haramkhor Ladki’, whereas Anil Deshmukh had the audacity to warn the actress not to return to Mumbai. This kind of behavior clearly shows the deterioration in the Shiv Sena.
The Shiv Sena, instead of enslaving itself to Congress and the NCP, should snap its ties with them and get back to its roots. Any further delay in doing so will make it lose its identity and sink into oblivion.