Mr Raj Thackeray has done a commendable job.
well let me explain.I have been living in Mumbai for past 3 and half years.
And in these past 3 and half years I have seen 3 major incidence of violence against people of Bihar. Let us take them one by one.
1)The 1st one was the case of J.J.Medical college, where tension developed between Bihari and Marathi students on the issue “who will fill his bucket 1st”. Bihari students were lamented goons and Shiv Sena people forced the local police to arrest the Bihari students. Late Mr.Pramod Mahajan said “Outsiders must not dare to challenge locals else they will have to face the same”. Mind you the Congress government was in power at that time both at the Center and the Maharashtra. All the local dailies carried out the picture of students being taken in custody on the 1st page as if some terrorist has been nabbed.
2)The second incident: Raj Thackeray asked his men to drive out North Indians from Maharashtra in the month of February this year. Major violence broke out in the city and at least 6 north Indians and 2 Marathi people were killed. A heartening story of boy of 7 being hit by stone while on his way to his hometown in Bihar came up. The boy was hit by stone pelted by “Marathi Manoos” (For it was not sure whether they were MNS activists or were from Shiv Sena). As a result he went in to coma. His parents requested people for mercy and financial aids poured in from all quarters of society in Mumbai.
3)The 3rd incidence is here in front of you. I will like to quote few leaders hailing from Maharashtra. Mr.Sharad Pawar (NCP) “I can’t understand why a student has to come to Mumbai all the way from Kolkata”. Mr Parkar(MNS) “By acting in hindi movies Mr Ritesh Deshmukh has brought shame to Marathi Manoos. “Mr.Narayan Rane (Congress) is in support of MNS ideology though he says that the method is wrong one.
So how how does it support my statement “Mr Raj Thackeray has done a commendable job.”
1)Never has Bihar seen a unity over on any issue in it’s history (J.P movement being an exception). The example of yearly flood industry set up by both center and state government could have been solved long back but they never united and people never protested.
So 1st thanks giving to Mr.Raj Thackeray to make people of Bihar aware of the power and importance of unity.
2)Never ever we had a clear idea that what others have in their mind.I am talking about political parties.As all the leaders from Maharashtra (I have quoted them in my previous post) no matter which party he belongs to is singing the “Marathi Manoos” cause. Now we have a better knowledge of them and clearly say that they are no friends of ours. Rely on your own power and your leader. Mr Raj Thackeray made us feel helpless when Biharis were being killed in Maharashtra. Had our representative in government been true and loyal to us they would have made sure that some action is taken against Mr Raj Thackeray.
So 2nd thanks to Mr.Raj Thackeray to make us realize the importance of electing the right person. (It high time we give up cast politics and vote for Bihari cause).
3)Why does a Bihari has to migrate.
Answer is simple we do not have opportunities back home.Right, but have we never asked for proper amenities for a decent living from our elected government. The reaction of the person will be Oh!!!common I am not here to ask questions. It’s the government’s job let them think over it. Leave apart parks and amusement parks we don’t even have proper roads, sewage and street light for ages. But we never dare to step out our homes and ask for our rights. Why should we we are educated, we are elite let others do it for us. We will migrate!!
3rd thanks to Mr.Raj Thackeray for enlightening this section of Bihari society.
4)In the past 2 decade Bihar has seen a migration as never before in it’s history. There are only 2 major type of transaction taking place in Bihar.
A) Parents are sending money to their children outside the state.
B) Working people are sending money to there parents back home.
We have a daily routine of calling receiving calls from Papa and Maa. We talk for 10-15 minutes and say everything is fine!!!When we know it’s not fine out here!!
Tell me how can you be fine when you are not at your home. People have been trying to escape from this truth for a long time.
4th thanks to Mr.Raj Thackeray for making us realize that it’s absolutely not fine when you are away from your home.
5)Are Biharis the largest migrating community in India? Well I don’t have exact figures but can clearly say that it’s not so…
Two other state which see a heavy migration are Punjab and Gujarat. They are both inter and intra migrates. But why don’t they face the same as what we Biharis have to face?
The answer is not hard to find.
They belong to developed state. In past 20 years Gujarat has developed like any thing.
Punjab has done the same. One can argue that Punjab has from the very beginning been a rich state. But we must note that if Punjab has fertile land so does our state Bihar.!!!!
So finally 5th Thanks to Mr.RAJ Thackeray for helping us to realize that real tool we need to fight humiliation we face is development of our Bihar.
We all need to decide, if we really want to work for Bihar and see our state as a happy state we all will have to return back. Create opportunities for ourselves on our own, choose a proper representative who will help us in doing so. You can’t sit in New york and blame the government of Bihar and people out there. The reason being simple you are not the one who has elected the representative, same is true for people in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh…the list is a long one.