Raj Thackeray, who formed the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) in 2007 after differences with his cousin Udhav Thackeray, has many similarities with his uncle Bal Thackeray. The fiery leader has swiftly hijacked those issues which were earlier Shiv Sena`s pet themes and has successfully portrayed the image of the MNS as a party of violent men fighting for local issues.
The self proclaimed custodian of Marathi Manoos in the state of Maharashtra, Raj Thackeray issued a warning against those in creative fields like films, TV and advertising to refrain from mocking the original natives of the states.
Taking umbrage at a advertisement which shows a Marathi maid hiding a mobile phone in her blouse, MNS chief Raj Thackeray has asked those in creative fields like films and advertising to desist
from mocking the `Marathi Manoos`.
The Bombay High Court today asked
Maharashtra government as to whether it found any evidence of
involvement of top leaders of Shiv Sena, MNS and Congress in
incidents of political vandalism in the state in recent past.
Pressing for his party`s demand on
employing `sons of soil`, MNS chief Raj Thackeray has warned
the Post Master General to give priority to locals for the
post office jobs or else cancel the recruitment procedure.