As we all know Indian politics is not a profession but merely a family business. Well, when we talk about Nepotism in politics the first thing that comes to the mind is the Gandhi family who came into the politics as freedom fighters right at the time of independence and has been ruling the country by their family members. Right from Jammu and Kashmir to Karnataka and from Maharashtra to Assam, politics is nothing but a family business.
Well, but as we all know that no good has ever come from nepotism. Be it Tushar Kapoor or Rahul Gandhi, they have done nothing but ruined the reputation of their respective families.
Anyway, recently during the Maharashtra Elections, there was a lot of buzz about how nepotism ruined the name of Shiv Sena and Bal Thackeray. People also said that how Bal Thackeray made a huge mistake by choosing Uddhav Thackeray over Raj Thackeray who would have made a better leader and would not surrender to the Congress.
Those of you who do not know, Raj Thackeray is the son of Bal Thackeray’s younger brother and he resigned from his uncle’s party in January 2006 and announced his intention to start a new political party. On 9 March 2006 in Mumbai, Thackeray founded “Maharashtra Navnirman Sena” party. At the time of the party’s foundation, Thackeray stated that he does not want to have hostilities with his uncle who “was, is and always will be his mentor.
We also can’t deny the fact Raj Thackeray is aggressive and India is not yet ready to take up his ideologies in politics. But now the future of Shiv Sena is in jeopardy in the hands of Uddhav Thackeray. Many old members of the party are unhappy with the party’s decision of alliance with the Congress which at one time was the party’s greatest opponent.
MNS chief Raj Thackeray is all set to claim the legacy of late Bal Thackeray, as Shiv Sena has joined the ‘secular’ party. When Uddhav Thackeray has compromised on the issues of Hindutva, to ally with NCP-Congress, Raj Thackeray is ready to claim the ideological ‘void’ left by Shiv Sena.
Well as we all know Raj Thackeray is a legitimate inheritor of Bal Thackeray’s politics in terms of personality, political oratory, and other political trait. He delivers speeches in the same manner, chants the same slogans and also is a great crowd puller. On the other hand, Uddhav Thackeray has none of the traits of a popular politician.
Well, considering all the above points, Raj Thackeray is ready to fill the ‘void’ of Shiv Sena, which abandoned Hindutva and its icons, in order to grab power in Maharashtra.