To err is human. Shiv Sena pramukh, Shrish Chavan must be soothing himself by this cliché. On Saturday two major incidents took place for him. First was Mr. Thackeray’s statement disowning him and his fellow sainiks who ransacked the Nallasopara Party. The second was the smooth running of Saturday’s “Belated Valentines Day Party” where a few hours earlier he and his band of rogues performed Thandava. Cooling his heals in jail, its retrospection time for him.
Despite the previous day’s vandalism, many people turned out for the party. The defiance is a very good indicator of people’s mindset against the violent political tactics of the party. In the coming years, this small incident will have it’s mark.
Thackerays apology was well timed. That incident has caused enough humiliation and if anyone planning to do a repeat in the name of Shiv Sena, he wanted to stifle it. But in the process, Sena lost it’s face.
It’s closed chapter for both Thackerays but what about those three arrested? In a sense they were obeying the party chief’s orders. They just went overboard and now staring at bleak future. This could act as a deterrent and hope some normalcy prevails during next Valentines Day.