While some hail Uddhav Thackeray as he assumes the responsibility of the chief minister of Maharashtra, the very fact that he compromised on Hindutva principles and joined hands with the Congress would have upset his father Bal Thackeray
Bengaluru: While Shiva Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray is all set to ascend to the throne of the chief ministership, his father Bal Thackeray will be shedding tears from his heavenly abode.
When he founded the Shiva Sena way back in 1969, it was on the principles of Maratha pride. Later, as years wore on, he extended his support to the cause of Hindutva and squarely exposed the so-called secular parties like the Congress for their hypocrisy relating to Hindu issues.
But today, at the diametrically opposite side is his son Uddhav who was supposed to carry his father’s legacy. At a time when he should have had the strongest bonds with the BJP, he has decided to cut it asunder and go ahead with the support of the parties like NCP and Congress, which his father loathed!
Surely, while some hail Uddhav Thackeray, Bal Thackeray would wail from his heavenly abode!
Take for example, the opposition the Congress had had for the Hindu cause in relation to the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. In spite of being in power for decades, the Congress did little to resolve the issue.
Though Uddhav too has expressed his liking for a Ram temple, his joining hands with Congress is nothing but compromising on the aspect of Hindutva.
A BJP source pointed out that Uddhav Thackeray has been roaming around sans his signature saffron shawl the very embodiment of the Hindutva cause. The source added that Uddhav, in his lust and greed for power, had compromised on the principles his father stood for!
Thackeray would certainly have never imagined that his son would destroy and deracinate his legacy by aligning with the Congress. During his reign, the BJP and the Shiva Sena were the two sides of the same coin, with Hindutva as the binding force.
However, in these elections, Uddhav Thackeray disobeyed and flouted the prepoll alliance with the BJP.
In simple words, he has lost the right to speak about the Hindutva cause.
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Last Updated Nov 28, 2019, 5:53 PM IST