Democracy is the best form of Govt, where leaders get position and their livelihood , and by extension many other things, from the votes given by citizens. If voters are unhappy with the leaders, they wont be there anymore. Raj had done many unfair and illegal thing to the north Indians, trampled their rights what constitution guaranteed them. Votes have made him to amend what various institutions of the society, could not…….. Now, 2019 election is knocking at the door, Raj require vote, he has come to appease Chhath puja devotees. It looks democracy–however deficient in quality, has its uses to cure many ills. In this respect TOI report reproduced here, which may come up for use as references in future. Its educative also.
———————-After Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray announced that he would be visiting Ayodhya on November 25, his cousin and has accepted an invitation from the Uttar Bharatiya Maha Panchayat , a social outfit of the north Indian community, for an interactive session with representatives of the community in Kandivli on December 2. Raj’s acceptance of the invite was made public by MNS general secretary Sandeep Deshpande in a tweet on Monday.
Vinay Dube, national president of the Maha Panchyat in his letter to Raj Thackeray stated that a few leaders were trying to fuel clashes between the Marathi ‘manoos’ and the north Indian community in order to draw political mileage. The aim of the interactive session was to clear the air among both communities in order to maintain social harmony and understand the views of the MNS chief on north Indians, Dube stated in the letter.
The move is being seen as MNS’s bid to shed its antinorth Indian image and woo non-Marathi voters ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha and assembly polls, especially after the rival Sena’s chief Uddhav decided to press for the Ram temple in Ayodhya by visiting the temple town.
Mumbai Regional Congress Committee president Sanjay Nirupam demanded that Raj Thackeray first apologise to the north Indian community for attacks on its youths in the recent past. Raj Thackeray’s supporters had beaten up north Indian youths in Kalyan when they had come to attend railway board exams in November 2003. At that time Raj was in the Shiv Sena. Later, as MNS chief, he strongly opposed the ‘chhat puja’ organised in the city. In another incident, MNS cadres had beaten up taxi drivers from the north Indian community in Dadar in 2008.
The MNS’s latest move was just an attempt to gain political traction ahead of elections, claimed Uttar Bharatiya Sangh, another social outfit of north Indians. “The event is nothing but an attempt at fulfilling political ambitions. Interacting with a few people would not help to change the MNS’s image from the minds of members of the north Indian community. The Maha Panchyat does not represent the entire north Indian community. People will not accept the MNS,” said Sanjay Singh, president of the Uttar Bharatiya Sangh’s Yuva Morcha.