Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde, who shook the Maharashtra government by rebelling against Uddhav Thackeray, has been in the headlines for several days. But clippings from the Marathi film ‘Dharmaveer’ based on the life of his mentor and late Shiv Sena leader Anand Dighe are becoming increasingly viral on social media. Through these cutouts, it is attempted to show that Shiv Sena leader Anand Dighe respected his political guru Balasaheb Thackeray. He was willing to do anything for them. Not only this, how did he establish a Hindu state in Maharashtra, especially Thane, where non-Hindus, especially Muslims, were instructed to stay within his purview? Along with this, it is also shown that Eknath Shinde regarded the Shiv Sena leader Anand Dighe as his guru. He lived like a shadow with them. Dighe also used to respect and love Shinde in the same way.
By the way, the Marathi movie ‘Dharmaveer’ was released in theaters in Maharashtra on the same May 12th. At its premiere, Uddhav Thackeray himself attended with his and Eknath Shinde’s family. But videos of him are going viral on social media at a time when there has been a tsunami in Maharashtra politics, as Eknath Shinde and Uddhav Thackeray come face to face. What could be the purpose of reviving Anand Dighe through film at this point? After all, why does Eknath Shinde bring up the controversy surrounding Anand Dighe’s death? After all, what was Anand Dighe’s status in Maharashtra politics? Let us try to know the reason behind these questions.
1. Create an atmosphere in favor of Shinde
Right now Eknath Shinde is at the center of discussion across the country. Everyone knows that he has rebelled against his Shiv Sena political party. In such a situation, Shiv Sena’s Uddhav faction is engaged in creating an atmosphere against him throughout the state. He is called a traitor. They even say that they got a lot of respect at the party, but they cheated. Uddhav Thackeray said that if Shinde had asked him, he would have made him CM instead of him. Shinde is currently out of Maharashtra. There is no one who communicates directly on his behalf. In such a situation, an atmosphere in favor of Shinde is being created through this movie. In the film, Shinde has been described as a true Shiv Sena soldier. He is shown to be the protector of the Hindus. In such a situation, after seeing the movie clippings, those people also get information about him, who don’t know Shinde personally. Cinema directly affects society. In such a situation, the image construction work through the film is being done for a long time. Sanjay Raut also made the Balasaheb Thackeray biopic ‘Thackeray’, in which Nawazuddin played the lead role.
2. Tell Shinde Dighe’s heir
“If you kill one, we’ll kill 10.” If you kill 10, we’ll kill 100. If you kill 100, we’ll kill them all.”… This dialogue of Anand Dighe in the movie ‘Dharmaveer’ is enough to talk about him. Everyone knows that Dighe was very popular He was considered the right-hand man of Balasaheb Thackeray His popularity was such that people even called him ‘Thane ka Thackeray’ He had the strongest political position in Shiv Sena after Balasaheb In the movie Shinde is shown to be the most Dighe’s special. Just like Dighe belonged to Thackeray. Shinde considers him his guru. Dighe is credited with bringing him into politics and taking him forward. Since Dighe had a lot of popularity among the people. Shinde is currently working on redeeming the same They know that after Balasaheb in Maharashtra politics, only Anand Dighe political position is such that he can establish him in the state. He can prevent Shiv Sainiks from protesting. However, after Dighe’s death, Shinde has occupied by com filled his vacancy.
3. Strengthening the image of Shinde
“How can Shiv Sena of Balasaheb Thackeray support those who had direct links to the culprits of the bomb blasts in Mumbai, Dawood Ibrahim and those responsible for killing innocent people in Mumbai, which is why we took that step, it is better to die …” Shiv Sena rebel leader Eknath Shinde tweeted at a time when he was being accused of fraud. Shinde openly says that Uddhav Thackeray has given up the principles Balasaheb Thackeray’s Shiv Sena worked on due to greed for power. He stays true to the Hindutva image of him. I want to make it stronger. The film also shows how Anand Dighe and Eknath Shinde strengthened the Shiv Sena by making a problem out of Hindutva. In such a situation, those people who are still attached to the basic principles of Shiv Sena can easily understand each other through the film.
4. Calling Dighe’s death a conspiracy
Anand Dighe has always been in discussion for social concerns. He used to perform Darbar every day in Thane, where he listened to the problems of the victims and tried to solve them. He always used his position and prestige for the welfare of the people. Hundreds of people got jobs. To establish harmony among the people, many large-scale festivals were started. For all these reasons, his popularity skyrocketed. It is said that because of this, Balasaheb Thackeray also began to get angry. Because in many cases he didn’t even listen to Balasaheb. In 2001, under mysterious circumstances, Anand Dighe was seriously injured in a car accident. He was admitted to Sunita Devi Singhania Hospital in Thane for treatment. But he died during the treatment. After this incident, his workers set fire to the hospital, alleging negligence in the treatment. A deep conspiracy was feared behind Dighe’s death. This entire sequence has been shown in the film.
Dabang but kind was Anand Dighe?
Born in the Tembi Naka area of Thane, Maharashtra, Anand Dighe was considered body-dominant but gentle in nature. No one returned empty-handed from his court. Even decisions made in his court could not be reversed. He used to be universal and final. Dighe was greatly influenced by Balasaheb Thackeray’s ideology as he entered the threshold of youth. This is the reason why he joined Shiv Sena in the 80’s. Whenever Balasaheb went to Thane, he would definitely find him. Gradually, he gained so much trust that Thackeray made all of Shiv Sena’s work on Thane responsible to him. Thane is a district adjacent to Mumbai. Due to Dighe’s influence here, the number of Shiv Sainiks increased rapidly. This is the reason why he became very close to Balasaheb. In the Thane Municipal Corporation elections held in 1989, 30 Shiv Sena councilors were elected. Shiv Sena joined the Janata Party and claimed the position of mayor. But some Shiv Sena councilors crossed the vote by cheating.
At that time, the district chief of Thane was Anand Dighe. He had already issued a warning that those who cheated the party would not be saved. Sridhar Khopkar, the leader of the cross-vote councillors, was later killed with a sword. Anand Dighe was accused of this. But due to lack of evidence, the police were unable to arrest him. After a while, he was arrested under TADA, but seeing the great support from the public, he also forgot about the hands and feet of the police. A few days later, the court released him on bail. Due to Dighe’s growing stature in Shiv Sena and Maharashtra politics, many party leaders began to fill Balasaheb’s ears. On some occasions, Balasaheb also felt that Dighe had started work without going through him. This is the reason why there was a difference of opinion between the two. Meanwhile, Dighe was seriously injured in a car accident and died in hospital. Anand Dighe may not be alive, but he is still important in Maharashtra politics. Shinde has been able to get here only with the help of his name.
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