For the audience out side Mumbai,Shiv sena may be new but in India there will be many who simply love it or hate it.Mumbai went into Municipal poles on 1st feb 2007,The BMC as it is called normally is the largest Municipality of the world.
The BMC is the local governing council which manages the city at the grass root level.It was under the rule of Shiv sena BJP combine since long.The party was deserted by some strong leaders like Narayan Rane and Raj Thakre in the recent past.The last Lok Sabha elections and the State elections were not good for the Hindutva party as it kept on losing time and again to Congress.
Before the results were declared not many had thought that the appeal by the Stalwart and old lion Bala saheb Thakre will be paid heed by voters. But coming out in public of the leader motivated the Marathi speaking citizens to vote in strong numbers to save there identity.The Marathi speaking locals feel insecure about the growing influence of the migrants,as it dilutes there identity culture and ethos.
The sons of the soil have every right to protect there culture and ethos and i support there view,to me the people of Maharashtra are friendly gentle and down to earth as compared to the typical North Indians.Mumbai is home to so many cultures and religions and flourishing business,this could not have been possible without the accommodating nature of Marathi Manus.Those north Indians who defer from my point of view simply answer my question How will the typical UP or Bihar populace behave if they feel threatened by growth of migrant Maratha's in there state? OR How will they behave if 25% seats in Bihar or UP assembly are won by Maratha's?
But Maratha's are taking these things in there stride here and Kudos to them.They present the real liberated and educated mindset which our country needs.
And in light of this fact its no surprise that Bombay belongs to the Sena and rightly so.