Bal Thackeray has decided to end the 20-year alliance with BJP in the state. The by-elections in Chimur has become the main cause of rift between the two parties. Both the parties had announced to contest the elections.
Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Rout blamed BJP responsible for the end of alliance in the state. He said that Chimur was a matter of prestige to Shiv Sena.
All is not going well for Shiv Sena for some times. After 40 years of its formation, Shiv Sena is loosing its grip over the people as the party that fights for nation;s cause.
The party’s meteoric rise cause the increasing tendency of dynastic attitude and that caused three important resignations in the party.
Three popular leaders Sanjay Nirupam, Narayan rane and Raj Thackeray left Bala Saheb and his party. They are not the three people; thousand of supporters are rallying behind them and weakening the party’s base in the state.
Shiv Sena, it seems, running short of issues to raise its voice. The party has threatened to disrupt the Pakistan’s play in the coming ICC champion’s trophy.
Shiv Sena had also threatened to disrupt Pakistan’s matches in India on tours in 1999 and 2005.
The party has criticized BJP, despite of being alliance party, to make the Ram mandir issue an election issue for the Uttar Pradesh elections next year.
Moreover, The Shiv Sena leadership is seriously thinking of sidelining old leaders from the party fold. They will be appointed onto an ‘Advisory Board’.
Today the Sena has become a pitiable shadow of its supremo. With no ideology or faith to hold on to, with no organised set-up apart from the undependable network of no popular leaders in the top brass, with no second line leadership or charismatic successor, the Shiv Sena is, it seems, loosing its charismatic character.