94th birth anniversary of Bal Thackeray, all eyes on Shiv Sena and MNS

94th birth anniversary of Bal Thackeray, all eyes on Shiv Sena and MNS

Today is the 94th birth anniversary of Bal Thackeray, the father of Shiv Sena president and Maharashtra chief minister, Uddhav Thackeray and paternal uncle of the MNS president Raj Thackeray. 
Both MNS and Shiv Sena have grand plans to celebrate this day. Shiv Sena is currently in power in Maharashtra and it is after a wait of 18 long years that the party has its CM ruling the state.

All eyes are on the two parallel political developments of the state on this historic day.

Why today is important for MNS

Raj Thackeray is always know to be very articulate and voice his opinion on things that he thinks are important for the state. In the past, he has also been a vocal critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah. However, recent reports suggest that he has held meeting with former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and may announce an alliance with BJP.

It is expected that after unveiling the new flag, the party will also launch a new logo and embrace Hindutva. Some speculations suggest that Raj Thackeray will also be inducting his son Amit Thackeray into active politics in today’s function.

The Shiv Sena Story

Shiv Sena was an alliance partner for BJP for 30 long years and they broke ties post the state elections in 2019. It went on to force an alliance with NCP and Congress. Till now Shiv Sena had been ruling the saffron space in the state. However, with the recent move, it has changed its positioning to a more “secular” zone.

On Wednesday evening, Shiv Sena made an announcement that CM Uddhav Thackeray will be paying a visit to Ayodhya in March. He will be doing this to seek blessing of God Ram on completition of 100 days of the current government. "Chalo Ayodhya! CM #UddhavThackeray will visit Ayodhya on the completion of 100 days in power! @OfficeofUT," Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut tweeted. "With the blessings of Lord Ram, the government will complete five years," he said.