Raj Thackeray makes Twitter debut on Maharashtra Day, remembers those who sacrificed their lives for the state

Raj Thackeray launched his party MNS on March 9, 2006, in Mumbai.

Raj Thackeray makes Twitter debut on Maharashtra Day, remembers those who sacrificed their lives for the state
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Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray made his debut on Twitter on Maharastra Day (May 1, 2018). In his first tweet, he said, "Today is Maharashtra Day. Today Marathi people got their rights and the Marathi language was recognised. Many people sacrificed their lives for this. Today is a day to remember all of them."

In another tweet later the founder of MNS said:

Maharashtra Day commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra from the division of the Bombay State on 1 May 1960. Maharashtra and Gujarat were formed according to the Bombay Reorganisation Act, 1960 enacted by the Parliament of India on 25 April 1960. It came into effect on 1 May 1960. May 1 is a public holiday in Maharashtra and applies to all the schools, offices and companies under the jurisdiction of the state and Central government.

Raj Thackeray is the nephew of Balasaheb Thackeray and a cousin of Uddhav Thackeray, the current leader and chairperson of the Shiv Sena.

Thackeray resigned from his uncle's party in January 2006 and launched his own party on March 9, 2006, in Mumbai.