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    The Newshour Debate: Final farewell to Sena supremo (Part 1of 3)


    by timesnowonline

    The mortal remains of Bal Thackeray, a Hindutva mascot and flag bearer of Marathi pride, were consigned to flames as lakhs of mourners joined the Shiv Sena founder's grieving family to bid him a tearful farewell, with the city observing a virtual shutdown. In a spontaneous outpouring of grief, a sea of humanity, unprecedented in recent memory, descended on the streets leading from "Matoshree", Thackeray's Bandra home, to Shivaji Park, to catch the last glimpse of the uncrowned king of Mumbai. In a debate moderated by TIMES NOW's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, panelists -- Ravi Shankar Prasad, Deputy Leader of Opposition, Rajya Sabha & Chief Natl Spokesperson, BJP;Kumar Ketkar, Chief Editor, Daily Divya Marathi, Bhaskar Group; Shaina NC, Member, BJP;Pandharinath Sawant, Exec Editor, Marmik; Bachi Karkaria, Columnist and Author and Prem Shukla, Executive Editor, Dopahar Ka Saamna, debate the issue.