RIP Bal Thackeray

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Bal Thackeray passes away

Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray, who was critically ill for the past few days, passed away at his residence ‘Matoshree’ in suburban Bandra on Saturday. He was 86.

“He had suffered a cardiac arrest. We could not revive him despite our best efforts. He breathed his last at around 3:30 pm,” Dr Jalil Parkar, who treated the Sena chief, told reporters after emerging from Mr. Thackeray residence this evening.

Mr. Thackeray had been suffering from respiratory problems and pancreatic disease. He is survived by sons Jaidev and Uddhav, who is the Executive president of the party.

Balasaheb thackray, the man who carried forward the voice of the marathi manoos on their own land is no more. Mumbai and maharashtra attract immigrants from all over india and while this mass influx helps create and establish a strong economy in marathi lands, the influx also takes a negative toll on the local people.

South indians started to migrate to mumbai and maharashtra in the 60s and the 70s. Shiv sena had started an anti-south indian campaign back then;bajao pungi, bhagao lungi campaign. Over the years, the immigrants contributed to the development of the region. Since then, the shiv sena had changed their political stance from anti-south india to pro-hindu nationalism thereby silently acknowledging a positive contribution from the immigrants to mumbai. A setback to the shiv senas political diversion from the voice of the marathi manoos to hindu nationalism resulted in the division of the party and the creation of MNS.

From exclusionism(marathi nationalism) politics to inclusionism(hindutva) politics. It must have been hard for bal thackeray to see the media compare the current shiv sena with MNS. This is the problem with history. It keeps haunting back forever. But his death is a big loss for the marathi people indeed.
 

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साहेब...तुम्हाला अखेरचा जय महाराष्ट्र!!
 

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I hope regional divisive politics dies with the death of Bal-T. He and his party thrived on an ideology that ran contrary to the fundamental right to travel and reside in any part of the country. To his credit though, he played an active role in wiping out Mumbai underworld and was also greatly sympathetic to the cause of Kashmiri Pandits (which most political leaders never took up).

It is a sad state that shops are being forced to down shutter in India's financial capital, and the city put on high alert because of the "natural" death of an "aged" politician. Tells you a lot about Sena's legacy.
 


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Big loss to Maharashtra, and to India as well. None of Regional leaders were as influential at National level like Bal Thackeray.RIP Thackeray :(
 

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@rodeozIndia is a collection of nations. Different linguistic groups in india already have the constitutional right to settle in most parts of india. Immigration and economy effect each other. I don't think any linguistic group in india will like the idea of a demographic change caused due to uneven economic progress in individual states. Intolerance towards immigrants should be enough proof for under-performing states to clean up their act.
 


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Only leader in india who never fought any elections but but ruled Maharashtra, particularly Mumbai & Suburbs.His loss will be felt by thousands of families whose lives he saved during 92-93 riots.
 

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@rodeoz
India is a collection of nations. Different linguistic groups in india already have the constitutional right to settle in most parts of india. Immigration and economy effect each other. I don't think any linguistic group in india will like the idea of a demographic change caused due to uneven economic progress in individual states. Intolerance towards immigrants should be enough proof for under-performing states to clean up their act.

India is NOT a collection of nations. It is a union of states.

Mumbai, btw, was an island developed by the Parsis and the Gujaratis - both non-native to the place. Intolerance towards immigrants is a proof of intolerance only and nothing else.
 
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RIP thackeray...
But i didnt like the guy...his ideology was BS!!

exactly...
I think these thakreys dont have any relevent work to do except creating unnecessary furore.
india pak match, North Indians in mumbai, Aseem trivedi in BB and many more issues are proof of this.

although I m a hindu but dont like all these things.
Biggest surprise is that everyone is now fan of him including bollywood.
 

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