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Shiv Sena Seeks Mumbai Facelift

Posted: Nov. 27th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray
AFP

Lovers of Mumbai's current view scape have come together to mourn, but oppose the excessive memorial of, the recently passed Bal Thackeray, a reaction that comes on the heels of the Shiv Sena's plans to rename several public buildings and possibly begin construction of a new memorial site. The opposition seeks to stop the widespread and confusing renaming of many public buildings.

If the Shiv Sena has its way, the landscape of Mumbai will soon be unrecognizable to the common Mumbaikarís mind.

Itís been only a week since Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray died and there are already calls for memorials and the renaming of public spots, ostensibly to keep the Maharashtrian leaderís memory forever etched in the mindscape of the city. But what will Mumbai look like after that?

Shiv Sainiks back a memorial† at the Shivaji maidan itself, calling it a place of significance for the party. It was here that the party supremo began his political career, and then laid to a rest following a massive public funeral.

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