Raj Thackeray of MNS has played a very smart politics in Maharashtra and in fact, if sustains his energy and pursuit, may even eliminate Shiv Sena headed by the two dynasts viz., Uddav Thackeray and his son Aditya Thackeray.
Makkathayam and Marumakkathayam are well known to India, at least in the state of Kerala. Several princely states in Kerala are inherited after the king not by his son’s but his nephew who are the legitimate heir to the throne in Kerala which is called Marumakkathayam. But several Indian politicians later changed the political formula and made their sons the legal heir and thus the politics of dynasty started. Sharad Pawar may be not to get killed by his nephew like how Lord Krishna killed Kamsa, made several somersaults and appointed his nephew Ajit Pawar as deputy chief minister of Maharashtra.
May be sensing the danger of growing popularity of Raj Thackeray, the then Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray side lined him and made his son chief of Shiv Sena. Since BJP was with Shiv Sena, Raj Thackeray could not break the back bone of Shiv Sena, however he started own political outfit called MNS (Maharashtra Nav Nirman Sena). MNS was politically quiescent till date but has become very active recently.
Certainly the new lease of life of MNS has been benevolently gifted by none other than his uncle’s son and supremo of Shiv Sena, Udhav Thackeray who touched new low in Indian politics. Shiv Sena breached all political ethics, etiquette and moral principles and broke away from BJP, took the support of NCP and Congress to fulfill its ambition that Uddav becomes the chief minister of Maharashtra and his son becomes minister with cabinet rank.
The hard core Shiv Sena followers really got wounded and injured by the third rate politics of Uddav Thackeray of Shiv Sena. They have started to express that the son of Bal Thackeray has betrayed own father for power and such dirty politics none in India has ever done in the past.
Realizing the anger and disgruntlement of several Shiv Sena followers, Raj Thackeray has decided to rejuvenate MNS so that all those who got fooled and cheated by Shiv Sena can come back to MNS. Raj Thackeray is much more committed to the ideology of Shiv Sena than Uddav Thackeray and is also not after power like Uddav Thackeray.
If Raj Thackeray peddles strong, soon Shiv Sena would end up with only father and his son alone left in the party and all others migrate to MNS.
Hindu mythology has shown that several evil forces assumes extra strong before destruction and the best examples are Padmasura, Kamsa, Ravan etc. The power that Shiv Sena enjoys today is nothing but the last glow of Shiv Sena. Congress too is going to soil defeat for its dirty politics against the mandate of people.
BJP must extend its tactical support to MNS and Raj Thackeray to split Shiv Sena because the political parties like Shiv Sena is dangerous to democracy. Shiv Sena won the last assembly election due to the support of Modi but after election, Shiv Sena joined hands with congress and formed government in Maharashtra.
Like how TDP in Andhra Pradesh was taught a life lesson for betraying Modi and BJP, Shiv Sena too must be taught a life lesson and therefore MNS needs to be strengthened.
It is a testing time for Shiv Sena. Raj Thackeray has taken up the issue of CAA and made it clear that India is not Dharmasala. Shiv Sena supported CAA but later may be due to the fear of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, withdrawn from the scene when the bill was taken up for voting in upper house.
The issue of reservation to religions minority, Bharat Ratna to Savarkar and CAA how Shiv Sena is going to deal with its ideological partners such as congress and NCP, we will have to wait. Soon the alliance will fail and the Shiv Sena will find its way out like how Chandrababu Naidu of TDP in Andhra Pradesh.