Monday, May 25, 2009

Reply to question by Shri Balasaheb & Uddhav Thackeray.

Respected Shri Balasaheb,
You have been questioning MARATHI MANOOS for the past several days regarding their vote preferences. I would like to point out some of the reasons but before that let me take the necessary CLEARANCE from you regarding my status as I have been a resident of this world famous city (irrespective of it’s various names) for the past 35 years, am from Rajsthan & can speak/read/write Marathi very well. So do I qualify for the special & much coveted Marathi Manoos category? Now my answer to your question regarding voting other political outfit instead of Shiv Sena is that what has the SS done for us? The new generation thinks in global terms, wants communal harmony and better governance. SS has failed in all respects. SS wants to create jobs for people who don’t even fit the very basic criteria and are dangerous to organization. Just see the state of any organization run by state government. You have severed ties with Raj now. Why didn’t you stop him earlier when he was giving inflammatory & derogatory speeches, engineering riots, hitting the common man, asking people to change names of their well known establishments, etc. Did the SS come to the rescue of the citizens? No, instead they were enjoying the tamasha and later taking credit for starting this movement which is being followed by MNS. So MNS is your creation, your FRANKENSTEIN. And WHERE WAS THE SS on 26/11? Did your so called SAINIKS come out to help the real SAINIKS (NSG)? We understand that the RATS (RAj Thackeray Sainiks) were ensconced in their holes but at least your people could have come out and help the people or the NSG. Instead everybody started taking credit for the 3 martyrs and used every possible trick to encash on the 3 martyrs. What about constable Oomble? Nobody was interested in his true contribution for the city as he was a small constable and not a big officer. Do you think that the Mumbai police force could have done better than the NSG with their antique rifles & pot-bellied officers? The NSG saved the city and still left silently without any honour or various vested interests felicitations. Today every mumbaikar knows the SS or MNS party worker as a hoodlum & rogue who has all the rights to do illegal activity without being questioned. You have recently proved it by meeting Ganster Ashwin Naik as soon as he came out of prison. The reason given was that he has been behind bars for a long time and has expressed his wish to see you, so you gave him an immediate appointment. This is ridiculous. This has created a stir in the people hearts that now in the coming days you will be using muscle power to garner votes to avenge the defeat in Mumbai in general elections 2009. I would request you to open your eyes, accept certain facts of the present and strive to improve your party image. Do not despair or lose hope. The election is over, the results are in, and the verdict is clear. That verdict carries with it a message: India wants progress; it wants a sense of direction; as clearly, it does not want to be shackled by the pulls and pressures of a rag-tag coalition of disparate interests each pulling in a different direction and collectively contributing to national stasis. The Sate assembly & BMC elections are coming. Tables can turn. Even if in opposition, work constructively towards creating a safe & peaceful MAHARASHTRA. We will come with you only if we feel safe & secured future. Times change & change is the only constant in the world. JAI MUMBAI, JAI MAHARASHTRA, JAI HIND.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Do Mumbaiikars have a right to complain?

Can the bombayites hear some laughter in Mantralya building? If we can then the we are the cause it. We have given them an opportunity to laugh on us. The crystal clear & enthusiastic visuals of the candle march to the Gateway of India, the slogans, the speeches and fire of the youth had invigorated the citizens. When we were passing the Mantralaya (the government HQ of Maharshtra) building, we could sense the fear of the bureaucrats inside. They were fearing the outcome of the movement. It was the biggest movement by the citizens without any support from political party or vested interest of politician. The speeches were not only full of hatred but also of awareness of the citizens of the city. We did not wanted to be called “The city of DEAD”. Till now everybody has been misleading us by calling “The city with undying spirit” when infact it was just to keep the Nelson eye attitude intact. The JAAGO RE campaign was a hit with all. Everybody thought that this time Bombay people will give a much deserving answer to the government. We will not allow ourselves to be taken for granted. BUT finally the bureaucrats & Mantralaya people had the last laugh. They knew that this movement is because of momentary heat. Momentary anger. All smoke, No fire. THEY WERE RIGHT. The headlines of percentage of voter turnout was embarrassing. Less than 50%. Reason – Weekend, much needed break, quality time to family, etc. All crap. A person wanted this vacation badly and hence did not consider voting as important. Wow!! Next time please do not complain of anything against the government. You are not entitled. People left the city on Wednesday night. Could not wait till noon of Thursday. The polling booth opens at 7am. They are ready to stand in queue for trains, cinema tickets, McDonalds, Temples, etc but can’t stand in queue at polling booth. What do they expect—The EC dept officers to come to your doorstep with the EVM. The icing on the cake was by the celebrities who had done the numerous ads requesting people to vote. They themselves were absconding with flimsy reasons. Must be expecting some payment to come and vote as they are used to getting paid for wherever they go. They had time to attend Priyanka Chopra’s party but no time to vote. Another reason could be that these celebs do not leave their houses without make-up lest people see their horrible REAL faces. And that day the make-up man & his assts. were absent as they had gone to vote. So obviously how can the celebs venture out and loose their fan who admire their false looks. This proves that PLEASE DO NOT BELIEVE THESE CELEBS. They will misguide & mislead you to any extent for their personal interests. We should applaud Aamir & Shahrukh Khan for coming to vote and doing their duties. Practice what you preach. Instead everybody is interested in finding the reason for Shahrukh’s visit to the city which turns out to be a dance party at some real estate tycoon. So how does it matter? He has done his job –VOTE & after that he is free to do whatever he wants. Who are these people to point finger on him? What right they have to do that? So actually we, the citizens, deserve what we get - whether its apathy from the government, the laugh of Mantralaya or the taken-for-granted attitude of the politicians. Please DO NOT COMPLAIN FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.