Directionless Shiv Sena.
Byline: S. Rajendran Chandran
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena follow the same religious and political ideologies based on the superiority of Hindutva as the theoretical base for running India, a country with a significant presence of other religious groups. However, the Shiv Sena has been always reluctant to form a political alliance with the BJP that looks desperate to extend its power in both the federal and provincial setups in the next general elections. So far, the Shiv Sena's political future looks hanging in the balance as it has yet to choose the path to achieve its long-term objectives, which amount to nothing but the rise of Hindutva philosophy as a consensus-based state policy over the other religious and secular beliefs followed in today's India. Despite huge popularity and influence over the general people, the Sena is in search of its real direction and is left alone as a result of its own indecisiveness.