Bengaluru: Probably a month ago, the news of two sadhus and their driver being lynched in Palghar, Maharashtra exposed not just the inefficiency, ineptitude and inability of Uddhav Thackeray, but also his facetious and flippant attitude in not taking stern, decisive and punitive action against the mob. 

Remember, he was shamed and forced into taking action, only after the visuals went viral. As Tweeple exposed and questioned him, he actually got down to work. 

Close on the heels of this incident, two more sadhus have been done to death in Maharashtra. 

The deceased sadhus have been identified as Balbrahmachari Shivacharya Maharaj guru, and Bhagwan Shinde, a disciple of Sadhu Shivacharya Maharaj.

The killings are condemnable but the attitude of the CM is really abominable. 

By not providing enough security to the sadhus, Uddhav Thackeray has displayed his careless attitude towards the helpless and innocent beings. 

Of course, the religion doesn’t matter her, for it is lives under question. But a party like Shiva Sena which brags and boasts about its Hindutva leanings, has failed terribly and miserably in securing the lives of sadhus. 

Even after the Palghar incident, the Shiva Sena has worked meticulously in trying to arraign another leading journalist Arnab Goswami of Republic TV for his daringness and willingness to question a few leaders. 

It was under Uddhav Thackeray’s government that Arnab was questioned for twelve hours, a development which is not just questionable in a democracy but also eerie. 

While the whole world questioned Uddhav Thackeray for his miserable handling of the issue, including UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Uddhav Thackeray had the temerity to question the killings of two sadhus in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshr. 

We do confess and concede that every citizen of India has the right to question, but Uddhav used the opportunity to be vindictive and spiteful, rather than offer his unconditional support to Yogi Adityanath. 

What irks and makes us indignant is how Uddhav Thackeray, his coterie and cohort do not take enough and more steps in assuring the helpless sadhus that there is a government that will take care of them. 

The matter is simply beyond the ochre robes of the sadhus! It exposes the cloak Uddhav Thackeray wears.