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Raj Thackeray missing while Mumbai burns
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”. He is missing when his city needs him the most!
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!

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all of u just stop this nonsense... guys terrorist have attacked with AK-47.. if u kno what does that mean... same time 3-terrorist had fight for almost 40 hrs... with 100 black cat commandos .... so think abt der ammos n weapons.. if u can... dats y mumbai police was incapable of fightin with them... same time der were no of international hostages.. if u guys r mature enough u can understand the meanin of intnl hostage... der was ian intl political pressure.... N after this all instead of praisin for those great shahids(not only marathi or non marathis) u r guys r fighin on great issues.... they all ll feel proud of u.... great job guys..... atleast u all shud kno when to fight n when to not..... Reply to Comment | New Comment | Report Abuse This a not a question abt when to fight n when not to...Its time taht v clear r country of these dirty Politicians...We r just fighting for r rights...I dont see any wrong in that...Its high time taht v stand up for the TRUTH n voice r opinion against these cowardly beasts who know nothing but how to make a hue n a cry abt petty issues rather than behaving like mature grown ups... Mumbaikar, 01 December 2008 IS our r opinion is goin to change the scenario? NOPE... after abusin rulin party .... the people who r comin after this r goin to change this scenario? NO ... you all r not fighin for u r rights.. u all r fightin for u r egos.. like marathi n non marathi... is here ne 1 who thinks that he s n indian???? then atleast that guy shud try to stop this nonsense!!!! Raj thakrey might have worked on that day... no issues.... with or against him... coz none of the politicains were there... just for u r kind information common people who were der outside taj, they were singin vande mataram n bharat mata ki jai.. for those commandos just for moral boost.... n those all people can be catagerised as indians... 1 last thing i just want to address that... our media is completely irresponsible n same with our politicians.. but i dont want comment on this ! coz this is not goin to work n even this is not d time..... srk, 01 December 2008
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all of u just stop this nonsense... guys terrorist have attacked with AK-47.. if u kno what does that mean... same time 3-terrorist had fight for almost 40 hrs... with 100 black cat commandos .... so think abt der ammos n weapons.. if u can... dats y mumbai police was incapable of fightin with them... same time der were no of international hostages.. if u guys r mature enough u can understand the meanin of intnl hostage... der was ian intl political pressure.... N after this all instead of praisin for those great shahids(not only marathi or non marathis) u r guys r fighin on great issues.... they all ll feel proud of u.... great job guys..... atleast u all shud kno when to fight n when to not..... IS our r opinion is goin to change the scenario? NOPE... after abusin rulin party .... the people who r comin after this r goin to change this scenario? NO ... you all r not fighin for u r rights.. u all r fightin for u r egos.. like marathi n non marathi... is here ne 1 who thinks that he s n indian???? then atleast that guy shud try to stop this nonsense!!!! Raj thakrey might have worked on that day... no issues.... with or against him... coz none of the politicains were there... just for u r kind information common people who were der outside taj, they were singin vande mataram n bharat mata ki jai.. for those commandos just for moral boost.... n those all people can be catagerised as indians... 1 last thing i just want to address that... our media is completely irresponsible n same with our politicians.. but i dont want comment on this ! coz this is not goin to work n even this is not d time..... I support this guy....
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Dear Indians, I agree that politicians are playing games of hatred, applying divide and rule politics. Every time they will raise issues like Hindu rights, Muslim rights, Christians rights, reservation for minorities, for OBC for Marathi for some other community. Just take a look of these replies, don’t you think when India should compete with world to come out as the most powerful nation, we are electing our leader on the basis of such politics based on religion, cast, language etc. The entire world is becoming a global village and we are still discussing such issues. Why we keep talking about politicians? How many of us think that 15 years down the line 10% of our population will belong to foreigners because India is the best market available in world and 15% of Indians will go abroad because they offer best employment. This is the time when we should stop misuse of our votes to help such politicians, who are going to divide our country in small pieces. Vote for young leaders but not on the issues like Hindu rights, Muslim rights, Christian’s rights, reservation for minorities, OBC, Marathi – non Marathi. Today they are trying to divide you on this basis if they got success few years down they’ll change there issues. In Hindus, in Muslim’s, in Christian’s, in Marathi, in South Indian, in North Indians they’ll look benefit of majority / Minority group. We’ll keep fighting with each other. No body requires support or reservation or help of such politicians as every one is capable for the same. They should do well for India first, and Indians second. Ask to politicians what they are doing to create job opportunities? What are their plans for village, city, state, country? Do they even have some plans or they are just looking for votes and money. When we’ll ask them such things I thing some of them will understand that its time to work not to play with sentiments. While raising such issues probably some one among you guys may come with better idea, India come back on the right track. With some great vision former PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi had brought computers in India see if your leader really has some vision? If they don’t have why don’t you come forward for your country? Start thinking beyond region, language, religion, cast. Don’t let mother India down use your vote against such politicians. Start questioning for India, don’t become ‘Kath – Putali’ by talking about issues like Marathi – Non Marathi. Request by – Indian
if at all we have brains we must not pay taxes and eradicate all corrupt govt officials
we should not vote for any illeterate idiiots
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