The Hindutva poster boy Raj Thackeray after joining hands for the recently held Palghar Zilla Parishad elections, the BJP received a boost as Maharashtra Navnirman Sena may tie up further for the forthcoming Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections. These days all the political equations between BJP and MNS are expected to be on Saffronisation and Hindutva agenda.
“This is the same Raj Thackeray who earlier wanted to shake hands with NCP but Pawar refused his alliance. His Hindutva is as flimsy as Uddhav Thackeray’s, none of these brothers is committed to Hindutva agenda, they just want their political ambitions to be fulfilled,” said political analyst Nishant Verma.
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray met Guru Maa Kanchan Giri and Jagadguru Suryacharya who suggested that he should join hands with the BJP. Raj and the mahants had a discussion for half an hour. After this, while talking to the media, Raj Thackeray responded that the image of Balasaheb is seen in him. “Raj Thackeray does what he says, if ideologies match on the issue of Hindutva, then MNS should tie-up with the BJP,” said Guru Maa Kanchan Giri.
She said they had a discussion about the formation of a Hindu Rashtra. “We held a discussion about Hindu Rashtra as well as about his opinions about north Indians. He has affection for north Indians,” she said. She added that the people of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh should live without fear in Mumbai as she saw Raj Thackeray’s love for north Indians. She said Raj was planning to visit Ayodhya in December.
Sanatan Sanstha spokesperson Chetan Rajhans said, “Raj Thackeray’s meeting with Sadhvi Gurumaa Kanchan Giri and Jagadguru Suryacharya Maharaj at Krishnakunj is an important political step. Guru Maa is a supporter of Kanchan Giri’s political movement for Hindu Rashtra. Raj Thackeray has recently made Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s Emblem the official identity of MNS. It is clear from this that Raj Thackeray will do politics in the direction of Hindutva. Hindutva politics is not new to Raj Thackeray. He is also a strong political spokesperson, so if he follows the path of Hindutva, then surely the Hindutva and Hindu Rashtra movement will benefit.”
Hindu Mahasabha Spokesperson Pramod Pandit Joshi said, “Undoubtedly Raj Thackerey’s ancestral family roots are of staunch Hindutva ideologies. Prabodhankar Thackerey was an executive member of Hindu Mahasabha. Raj Thackeray succeeded as Balasaheb Thackerey’s descendant leader, but family equations have spoiled it all. Recently, Sadhus Sanyasan who met Raj and invited him to Ayodhya has nothing to do with the ‘Ramanuja’ tradition, they are bogus. In fact, Raj Thackerey should be invited by the Priests and Gurus of Ayodhya Shirin. Raj is a popular personality and these Kanchangiri Guru Maa type low profile people take some news space and mileage out of such meetings. Prabodhankar’s grandson who has grown up under Savarkar’s ideological influences needs no political stunts, he will be heard from where he speaks. BJP does have any Hindutva sentiments; they silently shook hands with Congress to finish Hindu Mahasabha.”
Niranjan Nalkur, a businessman said, “The leader who deserved to take lead in the Shiv Sena was Raj Thackeray who by default should have been installed by Bal Thackeray. However, family politics took over and Balasaheb’s son got the benefit of what he did for the Marathi Manoos. Raj got sidelined and eventually took a back seat. Now that he is seeking support from the BJP and vice versa, he will prove to be a useful leader to lead Maharashtra from the front. There are many disdained Shiv Sainiks who if given a chance will opt to join MNS and ditch Shiv Sena. The day is not far when this will happen and Raj will overpower the Shiv Sena which has earned a bad name in the eyes of the Maharashtrians.”
Jagadguru Surya Acharya Maharaj taunting Uddhav Thackrey said, “Don’t waste time discussing with someone who doesn’t speak. We are with those who insist on their words. I already know Raj Thackeray. He had met Balasaheb Thackeray. The image of Balasaheb Thackeray can be seen in Raj. They are doing what they say. He who insists on speaking serves the nation. He who is not firm in speaking, not firm in decision making cannot serve the country. We will never support those who are endangering the nation for their position, for their government.”
Jagatguru Suryacharya has invited Raj to come to Ayodhya. Raj has accepted the invitation and has decided to go to Ayodhya on Diwali. It is believed that Raj is going to Ayodhya to strengthen Hindu Rashtra.