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.