Advertisement
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021
Outlook.com

Thackeray Thunders: Enough Is Enough

The Shiv Sena chief dares the Centre to bring down his government. Will BJP pick up the gauntlet from a former ally?

Thackeray Thunders: Enough Is Enough
Father, Son & Dead Man | Photograph by PTI
Thackeray Thunders: Enough Is Enough
outlookindia.com
2020-10-30T15:05:02+05:30

Dussehra saw an uncharacteristically combative Uddhav Thackeray launching a blistering attack on the BJP-led regime at the Centre, daring it to topple his government in Maharashtra. “Since the day I became CM, I have been hearing different dates as to when my ­government will fall. It hasn’t happened so far. If you have the courage, then go ahead and do it,” challenged Thackeray, who will complete one year as chief minister, heading the ­Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, formed in alliance with the NCP and the Congress.

It was not an impulsive outburst by the beleaguered chief minister, but a rather well thought-out reprisal. He said those words at the Shiv Sena’s traditional Dussehra Melava at Mumbai’s iconic Shivaji Park. It was a message not just to the BJP, the opposition party in Maharashtra, but also to thousands of Shiv Sainiks. And it meant he wouldn’t take the attack lying down.

Usually known to be mild-mannered, Thackeray’s ­no-holds-barred offensive came a year after being ­constantly...

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Police Reforms In India Are Long Overdue But No Government Has Made It A Priority

Police Reforms In India Are Long Overdue But No Government Has Made It A Priority

Several commissions were appointed from time to time at the state and central levels for reforms in the police, but their core recommendations were never accepted.

Can The Govt Convince Moody’s To Upgrade India’s Sovereign Ratings?

Can The Govt Convince Moody’s To Upgrade India’s Sovereign Ratings?

While cutting India’s rating, Moody’s had cited policy challenges in addressing a prolonged economic slowdown and its deteriorating fiscal position.

IPL 2021, DC Vs RR, Live Scores: Injury Cloud Over Marcus Stoinis In Abu Dhabi

IPL 2021, DC Vs RR, Live Scores: Injury Cloud Over Marcus Stoinis In Abu Dhabi

Follow live cricket scores and updates of DC vs RR here. Delhi are on top of the points table along with Chennai Super Kings.

Hathras: A Poet's Note On A Post-Truth World

Hathras: A Poet's Note On A Post-Truth World

It disturbing but it is important to remember that violence repeats itself in the same ways. Meena Kandasamy's poem is a poem that is invested in the social.

Advertisement