Monday, October 20, 2008
Raj Thackeray Arrested Again
Raj Thackeray, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena president, has been arrested yet again but I do not see the need for a euphoria....make no mistake Raj will be booked under some weak laws and let-off within a few days if not hours on bail free to attack Indians and India.
Free to abuse his uncle Bal Thackeray and free to attack poor Indians travelling to Maharashtra to compete for jobs at national exams.
The spineless Congress Party is to blame.
For first creating a Bal Thacekray and now Raj.
Raj is no fool. Everytime he is arrested just watch him wave to his sena (army) as he climbs into police jeeps.
Sometimes its a clear cut shirt and sometimes a neckless white kurta, Raj is building his militant image and does not care for the image of Maharashtra.
Bal Thackeray is an ageing tiger and although Raj has not inherited his party the Shiv Sena, Raj has inherited his looks and wants to earn his `hate' figure image.
One day he will upstage the Congress and his cousin Uddhav and rule Maharashtra.
And even the Tata's will fund his elections.
Make no mistake, Raj is feared today and will be respected one day just like his uncle is.
Abhishek Bachan will touch his feet.
Amar Singh will attend his daughters wedding.
Remember Sonia Gandhi saying `I am prepared to go to jail' when UP chief minister Mayawati withdrew the railway factory land.
Powerful Mayawati soon got cold feet and handed the land back.
Going to prison in Indian politics is an honour.
Raj will be on the front pages and editors will reprimand him but at night they will attend parties thrown by the Thackerays.
Maybe not India as yet, but Maharashtra is ready for Raj.
Make no mistake the only person Raj got killed was a Marathi named Ramesh Kini and he got away with murder.