Other than being Bal Thackeray’s better-half

Ah, the “desecration” of the statue of Meenatai Thackeray. The hurt feelings of Shiv Sainiks. The violence on the streets. The threat to stall Assembly proceedings. And the promise of a probe by the chief minister of Maharashtra to trace the mischief-mongers. Once we are done with this contrived show, will somebody—anybody—please tell us just what the contribution of the great and venerated lady was, besides being the wife of the self-appointed Hindu Hridaysamrat, to deserve a statue at Shivaji Park in the first place?