Oct 222009

The split in sena has assured that a very good opposition is lost. MNS has been the driving force in this downfall, and figures from election commission are proof to it. The are many constituencies where sena has lost(including their fortress), but its not true that MNS has gained in those places.

Had they had the wisdom to stay together, sena would have been the driving force.

Also mr. Raj has to realise that when he speaks of the outsiders in aamchi mumbai, it may hold true for aamchi mumbai. But if he has to expand to state level, the need to address the issues of other cities/districts is very high, and the question of outsiders is a no issue there. Maybe thats the reason why MNS didnt field in around 50% of the constituencies.That could be his success mantra for 2014.

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  4 Responses to “Divided we fall!!”

  1. My Take on this :
    I feel parties following a divisive ideology ought to and must suffer defeat , only then will they realize the folly of their ways !!! Imagine loss of properties worth crores just because of hooliganism and goondaism !! enforced mumbai bandhs just on the whims and fancies of one supreme leader . U have some issues to discuss , please do so in a democratic way ,, do not destroy the hard fought freedom and democracy that our National leaders fought for and implemented so bravely …Is this a dictatorship or a banana republic ?? Is mumbai somebody's private property ??? first the Sena had an issue with South Indians ( in early seventies ) Now its sister party MNS has an issue with North Indians ___ bashing up innocent students appearing for a railway exam .. ITs too much ,, Is it too much to ask for rule of the LAW ?? Soon they will also have issues with gujjus (stock brokers) and shettys controlling the hotel business .. Is Mumbai not part of INDIA ??? or do they want to separate it from INDIA ?? as the Khalistanis seemed to want some time ago ???

  2. to correct you, its step-sister party. Mumbai ia an integral part of India. As integral as any other city. People from all states/casts/faith/colours have been living here since the time of british. If you go back to history, you wont find Mumbai anywhere listed as a major place in India. Mumbai was made Mumbai by the british as their base in India. The progress and growth of this city has been driven by gujarati's pre 90's and then propelled ahead by all other people who started coming later. The work force required to keep this city driving would never have been matched up by local population.

    The claimers of this region have never proved that they have ever given anything to this city. Except for name !! They should bring forward enough qualified people who have benefited by any education given by them.

    Disclaimer : My original post was not meant to praise mr. raj. It was just like an analysis of where they have gone wrong in their election tactics. Neither did I mean to offend anyone.

    • All her arguments are quite right and its very difficult to reply more fittingly. But whatever else my personal views about this matter, will not matter in this post.

      But again I would like to remind you that I never had any intention to support any party’s political policies. I just wanted to present my analysis about the fall of shiv sena, in an unbiased manner.

      Anyway, its not my posts on this blog, that will help their faliure or success in future. Its the marathi maanoos, of which I consider myself as a part who has the power.

  3. Disclaimer to Nilesh :
    Quote : “My original post was not meant to praise mr. raj. It was just like an analysis of where they have gone wrong in their election tactics. Neither did I mean to offend anyone. ” Unquote

    I agree to that . It was just that I was expressing my views on why such atrociously narrow minded parties must be defeated at the hustings

    Just take a look at the comments expressed by renowned columnist Shobhaa De in her column . And I quote verbatim

    Quote : ” Correct me if I am wrong, Raj… but I consider myself an assal Marathi manoos. Born in Maharashtra to Maharashtrian parents etc. Proud to be
    Marathi (even though my language skills in my mother tongue are embarrassingly dodgy). I don’t know how to make the perfect puran poli but I do love aamti.

    This is clearly not enough anymore. Going by the checklist, I could be disqualified on several scores. I am married to a Bong, who has lived and worked in Mumbai for over 30 years (but alas, has not been appointed ambassador to the state of West Bengal yet!). He attends Durga Puja regularly and prefers maacher jhol to vangi bhaat.

    Fortunately, we don’t have a daughter-in-law to name a college after, either in Kolkata or Mumbai. And our children (like yours) did not attend Marathi-medium schools. We employ people based on their competence, not caste or region. And I have never asked the vegetable vendor, breadwalla, taxi driver, dhobi, sweeper, elevator attendant, security guard, pizza delivery boy or any of the other people who make my life easier, which part of India they come from.

    This is Mumbai, meri jaan! Who cares where anyone comes from? Dhanda is all that matters. Mumbai is India’s most powerful magnet. Once you get here, you never leave. Don’t believe me? Ask those innocent bhajjiwallas and doodhwallas who were beaten up and stoned by your men last week. Even with blood-soaked bandages around their heads, and broken hearts, they are staying put. As they should.

    Aaah, the natak of your dramatised ‘arrest’ was not lost on anybody. Had Rakhi Sawant’s slapping stunt not grabbed those eyeballs on Valentine’s Day, viewers would still be stuck with the image of a nattily dressed you (mmmm…loved the styling), clambering in and out of the police van. If Rakhi cleverly stage-managed the incident, what should one say about your brilliant coup? Overnight, Raj Thackeray was elevated from being the discarded Thackeray to a national figure. In one well-orchestrated move, you went from being a neglected nephew of an ageing tiger, to a sharp-clawed, teeth-baring cub with an independent act of his own. The circus acquired a brand new star attraction — you!

    It was never easy being a Thackeray. Ask Balasaheb. If he targeted south Indians in the ’60s, you smartly headed north. Same agenda, diametrically different directions. By questioning the bona fides of those who have made Maharashtra their home, both of you tapped into the vulnerabilities of the average Marathi manoos. It is worth asking the very people whose interests you are protecting, whether they really want to do the dirty work currently being handled by the northies.

    Will the Marathi manoos agree to put in 18 hours a day plying taxis, selling veggies, washing clothes and so on? Who’s stopping them from turning into vendors of milk, food grains, and other commodities? Perhaps, the Marathi manoos considers such occupations demeaning? The truth is, these jobs have always gone abegging, and there have been any number of hungry, unemployed people from other states ready and willing to grab them. Kick the ‘outsiders’ out at your own peril, and see what happens. Why do farmers commit suicide in such numbers only in Maharashtra? The answer, dear Raj, may surprise you.

    In your defence, let me say you received the worst press — biased at best, and shrill to boot. Most of the semi-hysterical reporters from prestigious news channels were embarrassingly ill-informed as they blabbered incoherently each time a leaf moved outside the magistrate’s court!

    Surely, you are not complaining? Everything seems to be going according to the master plan. You have ‘made it’ in one swift move. And women are finding you kinda cute in that sleeveless baby blue pullover. Great copy, great photo ops. What more does a neta want? To keep Mayawati and Lalu out of Maharashtra? Now, that’s a tall order!


    thanks ,, signing out and waiting for your rejoinder ..

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