In a daring attempt, the saffron-painted Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), on Friday, February 7, reached at the doorsteps of the state chief minister and Shiv Sena scion, Uddhav Thackeray, on the issue of action on the infiltrators in the Bandra area. The Raj Thackeray-led MNS put-up the poster outside Matoshree, the residence of Uddhav Thackeray, with a message for the chief minister of Maharashtra, questioning him on his stand against the infiltrators from Pakistan and Bangladesh.
In it’s message for the Shiv Sena chief, MNS asked the CM to clean the backyard of Bandra which is allegedly filled with illegal infiltrators from Pakistan and Bangladesh. “Respected Chief Minister, if you are serious about action against illegal infiltrators, start by cleaning your Bandra locality first which is filled with infiltrators,” read the poster outside Matoshree.
Mumbai: Poster put up by MNS outside Matoshree, residence of Maharashtra CM&Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray. Poster reads,"Respected CM, if you are serious about action against illegal infiltrators, start by cleaning your Bandra locality first which is filled with infiltrators" pic.twitter.com/fUNHzb2MTM
— ANI (@ANI) February 7, 2020
This is seen as a direct confrontation of two divided cousins on the issue of patriotism and nationalism. Notably, the MNS party has turned it’s original flag into a complete saffron, indicating that it is now the state’s Hindutva party. The Maharashtra state ruling Shiv Sena, which is complete saffron, is now doubted on it’s original ideology of Hindutva, after it joined hands with Congress party and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) to form it’s government in the state. The parties formed an alliance and named it Maha Vikas Aaghadi (MVA), after Shiv Sena parted ways with it’s decades old ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The political experts speculate MNS filling the vacuum left behind by the Shiv Sena for it’s stake to hold the throne of the state. The MNS is holding a crucial party gathering on February 9, where it’s supremo Raj Thackeray is slated to roar against the infiltrators from Pakistan and Bangladesh in the country. The poster outside Matoshree is seen as one of the indications that it will not leave the issue of infiltration by Pakistanis and Bangladeshi in the country.
The Maharashtra politics is certainly seeing a boiling temperature with MNS entering into the role of 90’s Shiv Sena where it worked under the Hinduhriday Samrat (Emperor of Hindu Hearts) Balasaheb Thackeray. Notably, the Raj Thackeray led MNS turned it’s multi-color flag into saffron on January 23, incidentally the birth anniversary of Balasaheb Thackeray. The whole of political excitement now waits for February 9 when Raj Thackeray will thrash the sympathisers of Pakistani and Bangladeshi infiltrators in the name of anti-CAA protests.