Split in its ranks, ideologically altered, the Shiv Sena, the original harbinger of Hindutva finds itself confused at a busy Mumbai crossroad, with no Bal Thackeray to lead the charge
A divided family in pursuit of Hindutva adds another tussle to Maharashtra politics.
After a split in the Shiv Sena legislature party last month, the Udhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena on Tuesday suffered a fresh jolt with 12 of its 19 Lok Sabha members shifting allegiance to Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.
Though in recent years Uddhav Thackeray has been disconnected from the party’s shakhas, for the Shiv Sainiks he is still their chief, the son of their ideological deity Bal Thackeray. Therefore, dislodging the Thackerays...