Raj Thackeray Missing as Mumbai Burns

EVEN AS Mumbai kept burning for last three days, Raj Thackeray, the patron saint, who claims to have special rights to protect the interests of the Maximum city ’Mumbai’ has kept surprisingly silent.

What has shocked the people is the silence being maintained by the MNS chief, who is ready to fight it out on the streets over petty issues. The least that was expected from Thackeray was to come out and speak against the terror and stand with the victims.

But where is Raj Thackeray? No one knows, not yet.

His stand against the migrants from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh over protecting the interests of the Mumbaikars has forced people to ask questions. They want to know where is Raj Thackeray now.

Angry SMS messages are doing the rounds in the country over the conduct of the MNS chief as well as on blogs people are asking ’where is Raj Thackeray?’

A particular popular message says, “Please forward Raj Thackeray’s phone number, if you have it. Don’t know where he is when you need him. We want to him to go and save Amchi Mumbai along with his MNS hoodlums. The sons of the soil! Army NSG commandos are not Marathi Manoos. Why should they fight or lay their life for Mumbaikars…?”

Taking a dig at the MNS chief Thackeray, who has made life very difficult for the huge migrant population in Mumbai, this SMS makes it very clear that people want an answer from him.

Jagannath, a software engineer, said that Thackeray should have come out with his men and take on the terrorists. “Leaders like Thackeray can torment only innocent and poor people but when the real challenge comes up they just vanish from the scene,” he said, adding, “I want to ask him why he is silent and has not tried to make even a statement against the terrorists.”

Another message doing the rounds in Delhi said, “Where is Raj Thackeray now? Tell him that 200 NSG commandos from Delhi being sent to fight the terrorists. So that he can sleep peacefully in Maharashtra….Please send across….”

A Delhi resident, Satender Kumar, whose cousin works in Mumbai said that it is a strange that MNS workers and leaders did not come out to save their city, while they do not hesitate to hit out against their own countrymen. “I want to ask Raj Thackeray to come out of the hibernation and tell the people what he has been doing for the last three days as Mumbai burnt. Are they capable of beating and threatening only innocent people?” he quipped.

The anger is palpable in Mumbai as well and it is not against Thackeray alone but all the rabble rousing politicians, who play with sentiments of the people. Another Mumbai resident on Skype, who identified himself as ’PAPA’, when asked about Raj Thackeray said, “He must be watching TV,” adding sarcastically, “Ask him and also check on the web.

Another angry citizen has put an interesting post on his blog which says, “Raj Thackeray, chief of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has been reported as missing by the citizens of Mumbai for the last 3 days. Here is a description:

Raj Thackeray is the founder and president of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (Maharashtra Renaissance Party), which is a regional party in the state of Maharashtra in India. He is especially known for his constant tirade against North Indians residing in Maharashtra. He has led several “violent” movements to ensure Mumbai is freed from North Indians. He is about 5 ft 5 in height and wears glasses.

It has been three days since Mumbai has been under siege from terrorists. Mumbai has yet to hear anything from this self-proclaimed savior of the city and the caretaker of the “Marathi Manoos”.

And yet, Raj is missing.

Help Mumbai today to find Raj Thackeray. He is missing when his city needs him the most!

Source: Merinews

0 thoughts on “Raj Thackeray Missing as Mumbai Burns

  1. Mns

    This is not the time for unnecessary debate.
    But people are asking what Raj is doing.Frankly M.N.S supporters are wise enough to take initiative on their own.

    People watching T.V. must have seen M.N.S Ambulance ferrying injured persons.
    In Pune M.N.S stated blood donation activity at 2 oclock in morning(27nov) and got good response.
    In Pune city 382,Pimpri Chinchwad 75 and in rural Pune 100 people donated blood in M.N.S camp by 5.30 in morning(REF.SAKAL 28NOV).
    If more blood is needed it will be collected.

    M.N.S had arranged blood donation camp through out Maharashtra.

    This is list of marathi mannos died in fight with terrorist

    1- Hemant Karkare (ATS Chief)
    2- Ashok Kamthe ((Add.Comiss)
    3- Vijay Salaskar (Sr.P.I.)
    4- Shashank Shinde (P.I.)
    5- Tukaram Hombal (A.S.I.)
    6- Nanasaheb Bhosle (A.S.I.)
    7- Baburao Bodvaje (P.S.I.)
    8- A.R.Chitte (P.S.I)
    9- M.C.Chaudhari (Rail Police)
    10- Jaywant Patil (Police Shipaee)
    11- Ambadas Pawar (Police Shipaee)
    12- Vijay Khandekar (Police Shipaee)
    13- Yogesh Patil (Police Shipaee)
    14- Prakash More(Mulund).

    the comment against Raj saheb is only made by some anti- marathi politician . the people from maharashtra know what raj did for mumbai.

  2. rajeev

    Raj Thackeray’s Reaction to Mumbai Terrorist Crisis
    1. Raj Thackeray has threatened to beat up the NSG, Army and Navy commando’s if they enter mumbai again because most of them are non maharati Manoos
    2. He also has threatened voilence if the Sign Boards of NSG, Army and Navy are not written in Marathi.
    3. He also expressed his anger towards the non marathi media for giving so much attention to NSG, Army and Navy commando’s. Where was the media when my Marathi Manoos gang was beating up innocent taxi drivers in mumbai ??
    4. He has also threatened the residents of colaba for chanting “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” after the successful completion of NSG operations. According to him they should have chanted “Jai Maharastra”
    5. He said that he has no problems with terrorists so long as they adapt to the Marathi culture and help him beat up innocent non marathis in Mumbai. In fact he welcomes terrorist action in hotels because it will deter outsiders from coming to mumbai.

  3. rajeev

    That is the problem. All the 14 Marathi manoos died without killing a single terrorist. NSG was brought in to save more marathi manoos being killed

  4. neha

    I guess Hemand Karkare, Salaskar, Kamte and their MARATHI colleagues should have first counted how many marathis are trapped inside the buildings, and then only decided whether to risk their lives. Coz even though so many marathi cops have died to save Mumbai, marathis are now being told that ‘north indian army’ has saved them. There are so many marathi soldiers who hv died for this country..and are still at the border as I type this..I guess their sacrifices are in vain.
    Besides, what exactly was Raj supposed to do? You are talking as if all other politicians were battling it out at the Taj and taking bullets, while only Raj Thackeray was missing.He quietly went to meet the cops’ families, his party arranged medical assistance camps..but he didn’t exploit this in front of media, because unlike NORTH INDIAN leaders like lalu, abu azmi, amar singh, RAJ has never supported SIMI, Afzal guru etc.
    It is due to the these north indian leaders n their supporters, that terrorism has become so rampant.

  5. Kamalini

    Shame on Indians for fighting among themselves! It does not matter what region one belongs, the important thing to remember is you are all INDIANS first! Do not forger that our country fell to foreign invadors like Md. Ghori, the Moghuls and then the British because of this infighting.
    Any neta, who tries to divide the people of India based on region, religion or caste is a traitor and he or she can never be a patriot or the well wisher of India. Remember the British mantra, ‘divide and rule’. That is exactly what these leaders are doing to our country. The Thackerays, Lalus, Mulayams, none of them really care for the country. They want to rule the states like their ‘Bap Ka Raj’. If people are so gullible that they cannot see through these games of politicians, the days of India as a united country are numbered.


    Jai Hind!

  6. Rishabh

    This is good that the party is showing some sense in this hour of crisis. But it is still pity that at a time when whole nation is talking about being INDIAN, you r still talking regionalism.

  7. Sleeping Dragon

    This is ridiculous…
    Please stop discussing with reference to people(who are dead and alive) as Maratha or Non-Maratha manoos…
    Those who have martyred are simply Indians…
    Please dont disregard the sacrifice of those police officers who died… Because they died to save mine and yours’ lives…

  8. Neha

    Marathi Manoos – A parasite on Indian Society

    Don’t blame Pakistan or the terrorist. They had the courage and pride to inflict damage to a country they believe is there enemy. We have to blame so called Indians like the Thackeray’s and the people who follow them (Marathi Manoos) who are making our society weak. These people unlike the rest of India have never had to struggle and have lived off the wealth created by outsiders. They have negligible contribution towards the growth of Mumbai which was created by outsiders who believed in national pride, hope, hard work and continuous struggle for progress. Mumbai was created by British, Gujaratis, Marwadis, Parsis and companies like TATA’s whose wealth came from their flagship company “Tata Steel” in Bihar. In fact most of these people don’t know or care about Indian History, have never stepped outside Maharastra and are not aware that Mumbai wasn’t even a part of Maharashtra. It was part of Gujarat before and the population of marathis in Mumbai was negligible before independence (http://www.mumbaispace.com/cityinfo/history.htm).

    Lack of enterprise, ethics, courage and hard work has resulted in a society which demonstrates incompetence in every area and has the potential to adversely effect the Nations growth and prosperity. Some of these examples amply demonstrate this:-

    1.) WEAK & CORRUPT POLICE:- 14 maharastrian policeman died without killing a single terrorist !!! This is because it is more of political force then a law enforcer. Why do they have fancy names likes ATS when they can’t protect themselves, leave alone protecting others, thier jeeps get hijacked by terrorist!! In fact at CST when a brave photographer (Anil Singh – who shot the photographs of the terrorists) informed armed policemen about the terrorists , they ran away. Inspite of all this we make these people National heroes and people like Sharmila the wife of Raj Thackeray sends SMSs glamorizing the non existent contribution of marathis in saving the city by stating that all policemen killed in Mumbai were Marathis.
    2) WEAK & CORRUPT POLITICIANS:- Pratibha patil – our president Mrs. Pratibha Patil – the cosmetic head of state? So much has happened. Mumbai and India was attacked and at war and Mrs. Patil was not to be seen anywhere? Why? Shivraj Patil – The worst home minister ever seen , he was more bothered about his dressing then the terrorist attacks on India. RR Patil – Mr Patil spoke and behaved as if he was featuring in a pulp Bollywood movie, during the 60-hour-long terror attack and its aftermath, with irresponsible sound-bytes serving as dialogues,” Clown, what happened to your statement “goli ka jawab goli se doongi”? Vilasrao Deshmukh , and the list goes on
    3) LACK OF ENTERPRISE:- Inspite of all the opputunities available you sont have a single Industralist from the state who has been able to create jobs at a mass level. There are many parts in Maharastra where shop keepers close from 12 noon to 4 in the evening and treat customers as if they are doing a favour by selling to them, when outsiders are more successful in competing with these incapable people they are beaten up. In most organisations in Maharastra the most incompetent people are generally the Marathi Manoos who were hired because they were easily available and are able to retain there jobs because of the support from local politicians.

    This is not a simple problem. A weak society influenced by paranoid cowards, completely detached from reality, confused and megalomaniacs like Raj Thackeray has the potential to completely destroy the country to take india to fragmented pre-1947 india , which was a period of intense repression from foreign forces where we saw large scale genocides, large scale destruction of hindu temples and blatant conversion of temples into mosques.


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