Raj Thackeray, the nephew of Bal Thackeray , Shiv Sena chief, is the founder president of the Marathi regional political party, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena. From the time his party has been created he always opposed the migration of people from North India. He is against the immigrants especially from the Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. According to him migration of the people to Maharashtra leads to corruption, bad governance, high crime rates, unemployment due to which the migration the politician from other states have gained power over Maharashtra.
Raj Thackeray was influenced by his uncle Bal Thackeray. He started the Shiv Udyog Sena in 1977. Raj Thackeray along with his party, is always supportive to the people of Maharashtra.
He had many controversies like Acquittal in Kini murder case, Kohinoor mill controversy, 2011 Attacks on Auto Drivers Against Jet Airways layoffs, Insistence on Marathi signboards for Mumbai shops etc.
Due to the killing of Muslims in Myanmar and Assam, the Muslim organisations including the Raza academy held a protest against the killing of Muslims on the 11th of August. The protest turned to a violent one. There was chaos in the city. People lost their lives. And many were injured. The media was attacked. Many media vehicles were burnt. People were tortured. Many policemen were injured.
For the protest of the 11th August violent act, Raj Thackeray and his team decided to take a peaceful rally from Girgaum Chowppaty to Azad Maidan. The rally was a peaceful one. It was a 5 km procession. After the procession, he gave a speech in which he demanded resignation of the home minister R.R. Patil and the Mumbai police commissioner Arup Patnaik. The crowd for the rally from Girgaum to Azad Maidan had nearly fifteen thousand people..
In his speech he targeted home minister, RR Patil and Mumbai police commissioner Arup Patnaik, he said, “”All I want to tell RR Patil and Arup Patnaik is that if there’s even a little bit of shame left in you, come forward and resign”.
He said, “ I will not tolerate any attack on the policemen no matter people from which religion do it. This march is not for Hindutva but to boost the morale of the police”.
The rally by Raj Thackeray at the end of the day was a peaceful one and the city was finally relaxed. Hoping there were no problems further!
I believe that if the rally is a peaceful one and does not cause any chaos in the city there should not be any problem. The peaceful rally should not be changed to a violent one. As people all over the city are affected. If the rallies are meant to be peaceful they should not be turned to violent acts. The organisations should not cross the limits. The organisations holding the rally should see to it that opposition or the members of the opposition should not be abused and they should put their stance in a good and decent way. The general masses should go unhampered.