Who’s The Big Cat Now?
Now it’s common knowledge that MNS chief Raj Thackeray tries his utmost to copy late uncle Bal Thackeray’s style, be it in mannerisms or dress (note Balasaheb’s earlier pictures before the shawl, rudraksha and giant tiger in background phase took over). Even the party symbol of his MNS, an engine, was actually one of the symbols the Shiv Sena tried out in its formative days. So it was hardly surprising that just two months after the Sena supremo’s demise, the MNS seems to have decided that it was time to take the party rivalry to the next level. Last weekend, posters started popping up of Raj Thackeray with the face of a roaring lion as backdrop, a carbon copy of the roaring tiger which Balasaheb was partial to. When asked about the new tactics, MNS officials were tight-lipped, refusing
to comment. But it’s clear that Raj has decided his roar is a lot better than Uddhav’s. Or is it?