Maharashtra is presenting a perfect example for political mess. The confusion and dithering are reflecting a political quagmire. What will bring peace to Maharashtra is still a million-dollar question. Right now it’s one attack versus another attack. The female politicians of each party are busy taking on each other. Shinde Sarkaar is not only aggressive but also unreasonable at times. Shiv Sena is practical in its approach. But Uddhav needs to understand that he needs to regain his lost glory by changing his approach. Devendra Fadnavis had his last laugh. Sharad Pawar is the main pillar of the MVA government and Maha Vikas Aghadi has the Sharad Pawar stamp all over it. The veteran has shown he’s among India’s most perceptive politicians.
The grand old man of Maharashtra politics has shown why he remains among the most astute and perceptive politicians India has seen, with a fascinating quality of being able to prevail over friends and foes alike, when he put together the MVA government despite the lack of interest shown by the Congress. Time and again Sharad Pawar has proven that he remains a strategist-politician to reckon with. Pawar is his more than five decades’ run in politics, witnessing a generous mix of ups and downs, which included breaking away from an established party such as the Congress to float his own regional outfit from scratch.
After the Shiv Sena split with the Eknath Shinde faction that joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and overthrew their government, this is the first time the MVA constituents—the Shiv Sena (UBT), Nationalist Congress Party, and Congress—have united in such a strong way. The rally will feature participation from important leaders from all three parties. The Pawar family was present at the MVA rally, including Sharad Pawar, his daughter Supriya Sule, his nephew, and Opposition Leader Ajit Pawar. to ensure that no untoward incident occurs, up to 2,500 police officers have been placed on duty in the streets, according to officials. To further uphold law and order, they added that 317 police officers, 1,870 constables, 22 platoons of the State Reserve Police Force, and at least 30 squads of Riot Control Police would be present.
Being in opposition MVA has given their best by cornering the government. Mumbai witnessed two protest marches– one by the opposition Maha Vikas Aghadi’s (MVA) ‘Halla Bol’ protest against Eknath Shinde’s government and the other one is a counter-protest by the ruling ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). NCP leader and former Maharashtra Minister Jitendra Awhad have alleged the magnitude of hatred and revenge politics witnessed in the state is unprecedented. He was addressing an NCP rally evening in Thane. The protest has been organised against the Eknath Shinde-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state over a number of issues, including the Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute, projects from the state being moved elsewhere, and the “insult” of Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, social reformers Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and Savitribai Phule by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
Meanwhile, BJP is holding “Maafi Mango ” protests in all six parliamentary districts of Mumbai in response to the MVA’s march, accusing Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut of stirring up a debate over Dr B. R. Ambedkar’s birthplace and party leader Sushma Andhare of demeaning Hindu deities and saints. While talking to the media, Pawar said, “Our protest rally on December 17 will focus on the Maharashtra-Karnataka border issue, the Governor’s and BJP leaders’ insults to Maharashtra’s icons, and other issues. It will be a peaceful and silent march. We have yet to obtain permission for it.” Additionally, he said that all like-minded parties have agreed on the agenda for the protest rally and would like to invite as many people as possible to join. By noon the crowd was swelling and the rally became massive. Looking at the present scenario we can see people of Maharashtra still love the Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance. Let’s see what is written for the 2024 elections.