Following the oust of Shiv Sena in Mumbai, Aditya Thackeray, as part of his ‘Shiv Samvad Yatra’ has been touring Maharashtra that included North Maharashtra and also Konkan belt. This is a vigourous campaign to disband insight that the Sena is a Mumbai Centric Party.
This has set goosebumps in BJP or for that matter instilled fear in the BJP.
Wherever Aditya has addressed the gathering he has received favourable response with a support to Shiv Sena.
Aditya’s embark of the statewide tour is in an attempt to revise the Shiv Sena following the rebellion by chief Minister Eknath Shinde last month. The Shinde faction subsequently teamed up with the BJP to flag off a new political formation in state politics.
Recently Aditya addressed a fairly well-attended party jamboree in Pachora, a village in Jalgaon district, the political bastion of Gulabrao Patil, a senior minister in the present regime.
In Malegaon a sea of humanity had formed where people reposed faith and trust in Aditya and ensured support to him.
Amid the Civic Body election across the State including Mumbai and Thane in the corner, Aditya has seems to be receiving warm reception that has made strategist of BJP wary.
The Civic Body Polls scheduled for October will determine the prospects of Thackeray as well as the Shinde faction-BJP alliance.
What worries the State BJP strategists is that both Uddhav Thackeray and Aditya will go to the extreme to keep harping on the Sena revolt which, they allege, projects the unbridled lust for power.
Ever Since the fall of the MVA government, Thackeray and Aditya have shown tenacity in revising the Sena machinery.
While Aditya has been addressing meetings in faraway villages that includes Malegaon too, as part of the ‘Shiv Samvad Yatra’, the senior Thackeray has been visiting shakhas across the city to win the trust of grassroot Shiv Sainiks.
News Edit: K.V.Raman