Bengaluru: The way the Maharashtra government – led by Shiva Sena – has behaved ever since it was sworn in, is obnoxious, to say the least.
Focusing our attention on two specific events – Palghar lynchings and Kangana Ranaut issue – it is nothing but sheer disheartening as to how they have been handled. 

Any government, irrespective of its ideology, has to ensure that the citizens are protected even if they follow an ideology diametrically opposite to it. 

But sadly, in the case of the Maha Vikas Aghadi government, it is shocking, saddening and shameful that it is not being followed. 
In the Palghar lynchings case, it was only when the video of the monk being handed over to the mob went viral that Uddhav Thackeray was shamed into taking action. 

Even then, many allege that the government is not taking enough action to bring the accused to book. 

That is precisely the reason why the aggrieved party has approached the Supreme Court, seeking a CBI probe into it, but the government is hellbent on opposing it. In fact, as we write this report, we get information that it has submitted an affidavit asking the top court not to order a CBI. 

And as far as the Kangana issue is concerned, the government has exposed itself thoroughly. Though the utterances and comparisons with Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and Taliban are debatable, by no means do they give the government the imprimatur to get spiteful and attack the actress. 


Shiva Sena MP Sanjay Raut, home minister Anil Deshmukh have left no stone unturned in threatening and intimidating the actress. 

From asking Ranaut not to come to Mumbai or openly threatening her that charges would be pressed against her for defamatory statements to police commissioner sending her a notice to apologise, Ranaut has been at the receiving end.