Friday, November 28, 2008

Mumbai under siege; Where is Raj Thackrey?

By: Subhadeep Bhattacharjee

As I pen this blog the encounter between the terrorists and security forces continues in Mumbai. A man who seems to be nowhere in the picture is MNS honcho Mr Raj Thackrey the self styled 'Saviour of Mumbai'. The entire country is rejoicing the freeing of each hostage and mourning each death. The MNS chief and his followers may not like to believe but every house in Bihar and UP is waiting to hear the news of the final terrorist to be shot down.

It is surprising that the government had to call in the army and the NSG commandos for this crisis situation. They should have just made a call to Raj and he would have led the operation himself. After all he is willing to do anything for the sake of 'his' Mumbai. He would have openly challenged the terrorist to target him as he regularly challenges the government to arrest him. After all the terrorists have hit the biggest landmark of 'his' city Mumbai.

He is not afraid of sacrificing his life for 'his' city. How dare they entire 'his' city without his consent. His followers who have battle trained themselves for months thrashing the taxi drivers and vandalising the shops were better prepared to take on the terrorist than the NSG commandos. If the MNS could not manage the hostage situation (though its highly unlikely) Raj could have just made a call to his estranged uncle after all they are on the same side when it comes to the cause of Mumbai.

Raj might be maintaining a count of the number of Biharis and people from UP in the army and among the NSG commandos who are fighting for 'his' city. How could they have entered Mumbai and fought his war for the city of Mumbai. How is that 80% reservation was not given to the locals fighting the crisis situation in their Mumbai. Its grave injustice that has been done by the government. After all the sons of soil deserved to take on the terrorists.

Raj might be thinking about a PIL against the Government for using the 'Bhaiyaas' in fighting the terror in 'his' city thereby polluting it. Wake up Raj its high time you wake up, we are a nation and united by a common string I-N-D-I-A. The threat of terrorism looms over our head each day and people sitting across the borders and inside it planning to strike us make no distinction between a Marathi manoos like you are, the bhaiyaas whom you threaten or a Bengali like me who writes this blog.


ankita banerji November 28, 2008 at 6:36 PM  

Its true that our beloved Raj Thakre just can not think beyond his Maharashtrian vote bank...but we should now keep aside all these narrow party politics,atleast for the sake of our country. We have had enough...I mean when will we wake up?

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