Wednesday, October 22, 2008

MNS Activities - Aren't themselves Anti Maharashtra?

Going through the various developments or rather showdowns by MNS activists after the arrest of Raj Thackeray, I was more dumb-folded than getting angry or surprised. Certainly one can’t be surprised for the way they reacted as it was well expected of them and at the same time one couldn’t actually be angry at them because they themselves don’t know what to do. Their behavior was more that of an orphaned child than anything for that matter.

I was actually dumb-folded to the way they reacted against the arrest and then disturbed the peace and harmony in various places across Maharashtra. MNS or Maharashtra Navnirman Sena as we know it is supposed to be working toward building a better, progressive and prosperous Maharashtra. But what are they doing? Certainly nothing that would lead Maharashtra towards betterment or toward being a progressive and prosperous state.

Agitations by MNS are doing nothing but creating a dent in the pocket of Maharashtra Government in terms of revenue and at the same time in terms of expenditure towards rebuilding the damaged government property. That means a Negative growth.

I am unable to understand the Non-Maharashtrian concept of MNS as in case the Non-Maharashtrian if are driven out of Mumbai, then I don not see most of the businesses around in Mumbai. I mean if we take the who’s who like – Tata, Birla, Godrej, Ambani, Hiranandani, Shapoorji Pallonji, Wadias and I mean most of the big business and corporate houses, then I do not see many Maharashtrians in that circle. Actually there are very few names that might surface in this case. Even most of the Food Joints that I know are mostly owned by Kannadigas. Certainly these are not Maharashtrians but indeed they are Mumbaiites or Mumbaikers and they all love Mumbai as well as Maharashtra as good as any Maharashtrian.

MNS needs to clearly understand that their negative tactics would neither lead to make the Non-Maharashtrian leave Maharashtra not would it lead to progressive and prosperous Maharashtra. They need to come out with much more a constructive way to forget the difference between North Indians and Maharashtrians and join hands with everyone embrace them and march towards a better tomorrow.

I don’t know how many of you would agree, but I poured in the words that I felt and I opine as…!!!!