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  The son rises
Raj Thackeray's acquiescence was not a surprise, despite the fact that the same person had commented to confidants some years ago that if he was superseded, "there would be violent standoffs in the city".
Thackeray had objected to this saying Jethmalani was elected to the Rajya Sabha with the Sena's support and hence should toe the party line on the issue.
Thackeray also sought to put his spin on the significance of the BJP's victory in the Gujarat elections by saying that it was not because of "any Narendra Modi pattern or Gujarat pattern, but because of Hindutva".
www.flonnet.com /fl2004/stories/20030228002304900.htm   (1636 words)

  
  Facts about topic: (Snob)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Thackeray's definition of "snob" then: "He who meanly admires mean things is a Snob." The "mean things" were the showy things of this world, like a secretaryship in the Queen's Cabinet, where Prime Ministers invariably retired as earl (A British peer ranking below a Marquess and above a Viscount) s.
Thackeray had every opportunity to study snobs in action as he grew up.
After his father died Thackeray was sent to home to England to be educated at the ancient and respectable though not quite stylish "public school (Private independent secondary school in Great Britain supported by endowment and tuition) " Charterhouse (A Carthusian monastery) and at Trinity College, Cambridge.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sn/snob.htm   (461 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Raj Thackeray
Raj Thackeray (born June 14, 1968) is an Indian politician from the state of Maharashtra.
Balasaheb Bal Thackeray (born January 23, 1927) is the founder-president of the hardline Hindu party Shiv Sena in India.
Raj Thackeray resigned from the party in December 2005 after blaming Uddhav Thackeray and his companions of ruining the Shiv Sena.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Raj-Thackeray   (365 words)

  
 Raj Thackeray Forms New Party in Maharashtra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Raj, who quit the Sena following differences with his cousin and Sena executive chief Uddhav Thackeray, also unveiled the party’s new blue, saffron and green flag.
Raj had once been considered his uncle’s political heir but the Sena chief eventually opted in favor of his son.
Raj’s new party comes after he traveled for weeks through different parts of Maharashtra where the 39-year-old former Sena leader tested his strength and the mood of the people.
www.arabnews.com /?page=4§ion=0&article=79005&d=10&m=3&y=2006&pix=world.jpg&category=World   (435 words)

  
 Caricatures by Shri Raj Thackeray   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Though routinely railed for his views and ideology, public criticism has hardly dampened Shri Thackeray's invincible spirit."I will fight till the end," is his mission statement.
Thackeray's greatest contribution to Maharashtra and Maharashtrians is the sense of pride which he inculcated over the decades among people.
For over three decades Shri Thackeray has been straddling the state's political centre stage, evoking extreme response from faithfuls and foes alike his Charm continues to rule hearts of millions of Maharashtrians.
www.shivudyogsena.org /balthackeray.htm   (658 words)

  
 India - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In a new industrial policy, subsidies were slashed, inward foreign investment encouraged, and industrial licensing scrapped, bringing an end to the ‘permit raj’.
The president's rule was extended over Jammu and Kashmir in September 1991 for a further six months and was imposed in Meghalaya in October 1991.
Vanity Fair by Thackeray, William Makepeace View in context
encyclopedia.farlex.com /India   (8423 words)

  
 HIMAL SOUTHASIAN | January 2007
At stake is the militant legacy of Bal ThackerayRaj’s uncle, Uddhav’s father, and the founder of the Hindu-nationalist Shiv Sena.
With Thackeray at the helm, his son Uddhav and nephew Raj emerged as the younger voices of the party, as well as possible heirs to the patriarch’s legacy.
Raj Thackeray’s politics is struggling to emerge from the shadow of what is not a principled departure but a personal feud, and to acquire a niche of its own.
www.himalmag.com /2007/january/report2.htm   (1559 words)

  
 Kerala 's Complete Portal - Raj Thackeray returns to Mumbai - Top_Stories
Raj had raised a banner of revolt against the Sena leadership last Sunday by proclaiming that the Sena was being run by a `coterie of clerks’.
Raj had compared his uncle and Sena chief Bal Thackeray to the reigning deity of Maharashtra, Lord Vitthal, and said `my Vitthal is surrounded by middlemen'.
Raj's family sources told PTI that Raj was not scheduled to address a formal press conference today.
www.cckerala.com /news/sdprint.php?ArtID=294   (262 words)

  
 Raj Thackeray launches political party : Shiv Sena, Bal Thackeray, Raj Thackeray, Uddhav Thackeray : IBNLive.com : ...
Raj said he would divulge the details of the new political party at a rally to be held at Shivaji Park on March 19.
Raj, nephew of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, had quit all the party posts on November 27 last year and thereafter resigned from the primary membership of the party on December 18 following differences with his cousin and Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray.
In a letter sent to Bal Thackeray, in which he had objected to the style of functioning of Udhav, Raj said he resigned from party posts as he does not wish to dance to the tune of a 'coterie of petty clerks' who do not know politics.
www.ibnlive.com /news/raj-thackeray-launches-political-party/6544-4.html   (520 words)

  
 Thackeray votes after eight years
Thackeray, in an election campaign meeting for Sena candidate Ramesh Prabhu in 1995, had sought votes in the name of religion.
Thackeray's nephew and Sena youth leader Raj Thackeray also cast his ballot at Bal Mohan Vidya Mandir at Shivaji Park.
Raj, who was accompanied by his wife and mother, stood in a long queue before voting.
livechat.rediff.com /election/2004/apr/26bal.htm   (224 words)

  
 The Hindu : Front Page : Raj Thackeray launches new party
Thackeray resigned from his posts as Shiv Sena leader and president of the Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Sena on November 27, and later quit as a party member on December 18.
Thackeray senior's diktat not to use his photographs at his meetings and said that he would not retaliate against any criticism of him by his uncle.
Thackeray said he was not inviting anyone to join his party but those who wished to do so were welcome.
www.thehindu.com /2006/03/10/stories/2006031004071300.htm   (501 words)

  
 Raj Thackeray to launch new party in March   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Raj, who is touring Maharashtra in the run-up to the formation of the party, told reporters here that he would be involving NGOs in understanding the basic issues being faced by various revenue divisions and districts in the state.
Raj began his tour from Thane and is scheduled to leave for Dhule tomorrow on the next leg of the tour.
Raj said being a former Shiv Sainik or legislator or MP would not be a criterion for being a member of his party.
www.expressindia.com /fullstory.php?newsid=61555   (310 words)

  
 Raj Thackeray seeks "blesssings" of Vajpayee, Advani   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Raj, who is undertaking a statewide tour from next month ahead of forming his own political party, denied that his meeting was connected to his new venture.
Raj denied that the issue of any sort of alliance with BJP, after his break-up with Sena, figured during the meeting.
Joshi's son and Raj are associates in a business venture which recently purchased the Kohnioor mills land in Dadar for Rs 421 crore.
www.manoramaonline.com /servlet/ContentServer?pagename=manorama/MmArticle/CommonFullStory&cid=1135847954298&c=MmArticle&p=1002194839100&count=10&colid=1002279818293&channel=News   (229 words)

  
 The Hindu : Front Page : Raj Thackeray resigns from Shiv Sena posts
Announcing this at a public meeting outside his house, a tearful Raj Thackeray, who is Sena leader Bal Thackeray's nephew, said that for 10 years he had suffered a lot in the party.
Raj Thackeray was expected to resign after a letter he sent to Mr.
Raj Thackeray said he was not even born when the Sena was formed but had seen it from when he was very young, and had never imagined that things would come to such a pass.
www.hindu.com /2005/11/28/stories/2005112813920100.htm   (561 words)

  
 Raj Thackeray launches Navnirman Sena
Raj Thackeray, estranged nephew of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, on Thursday morning launched his long-awaited political party, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena.
While Raj Thackeray is the president of the outfit, there was no word on other office-bearers or the party manifesto.
About the Kohinoor Mills property jointly purchased by him along with Shiv Sena strongman Manohar Joshi's son Unmesh, Thackeray said preference in employment would be given to the esrtwhile mill employees and their kin in all commercial establishments barring shops coming up on the plot.
specials.rediff.com /news/2006/mar/09raj.htm   (398 words)

  
 Raj Thackeray quits Shiv Sena posts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Raj was also conspicuous by his absence at a meeting of senior party leaders convened at the residence of Sena supreme Bal Thackeray in suburban Bandra.
Raj, who had shot off a letter to Bal Thackeray questioning Udhav's leadership, said his decision to resign was taken after giving a due thought and he did not wish to share the misdeeds of the party leaders.
Raj said that by raising his voice, he did not aim to grab a place of prominence within the party.
us.rediff.com /news/2005/nov/27sena.htm   (599 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | South Asia | Senior Shiv Sena leader quits
Analysts say Raj Thackeray's move may further weaken the far-right party, particularly as this latest crisis involves a Thackeray family member.
Shiv Sena is led by Bal Thackeray, uncle of Raj Thackeray.
Raj Thackeray raised the banner of revolt a few weeks ago when he resigned from all the party posts, again over differences with his cousin, Udhav Thackeray.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/low/south_asia/4539588.stm   (311 words)

  
 The Hindu : National : Raj Thackeray resigns from Shiv Sena
Raj resigned as Shiv Sena leader and president of the Bharatiya Vidyarthi Sena, the party's youth wing, on November 27.
Raj's announcement was greeted with bursts of crackers and slogans.
Raj said his political thinking was similar to that of his uncle; therefore, he could not join another party.
www.hindu.com /2005/12/19/stories/2005121906651200.htm   (701 words)

  
 Raj Thackeray is in a mood for ball dance-India-NEWS-The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
MUMBAI: It seems that Raj Thackeray, the nephew of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray, is in a mood to dance.
This seems to be a new avatar of Raj, who in the past, had protested against the invasion of western culture and western forms of dancing in the city.
Expressing the apology on behalf of Raj, his counsel informed the court that his client had no intention of hurting the sentiments of the court and that his statements were an emotional outburst, in the wake of the dastardly July 11 train blasts, which led to the death of 200 innocent citizens of the city.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /NEWS/India/Raj_Thackeray_is_in_a_mood_for_ball_dance/articleshow/738052.cms   (784 words)

  
 The Hindu : National : Contempt petition to be filed against Raj Thackeray
Mr Thackeray had, in a meeting on July 16, to offer condolences to the victims of the July 11 serial blasts, warned lawyers against defending the accused in the blasts case.
Thackeray was quoted in various press reports as saying that "we will thrash the advocates who take up the case for the accused in the recent bomb blast case." Mr.
Thackeray would seriously prejudice the case of the accused, a fair trial and the freedom of advocates and would interfere with the course of justice, Mr.
www.hindu.com /2006/08/18/stories/2006081805891300.htm   (420 words)

  
 Commitment to issues must for support: Raj Thackeray - Printer Friendly Page - Politics - Telugu Portal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Nashik (Maharashtra), Feb 5 (IANS) Raj Thackeray, chief of the Maharashtra Nav Nirman Sena (MNS), Monday said that a firm commitment to solving civic problems would be his party's pre-condition for supporting any combination to come to power in the Nashik Municipal Corporation or elsewhere.
The allusion to Bal Thackeray's invocation of Marathi pride and Hindutva in his Shivaji Park election rally was unmistakable in Raj's statement.
Juxtaposed with Raj's earlier observation that MNS would not go with any alliance of which Shiv Sena is a part, his latest statement seems to favour a prospective Congress-NCP combination to rule the Nashik civic body.
www.teluguportal.net /modules/news/print.php?storyid=30858   (310 words)

  
 Raj-Thackeray meeting fails to end Sena row | oHERALDo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Raj’s remark alluded to his scathing criticism of Sena leadership at a rally here on November 27 where he announced that he was quitting all party posts.
Although Raj has not commented on it so far, Sena sources said he would be announcing a new outfit in the next few days.
Sena sources said one of the options that were considered to bring about a rapprochement between the Thackeray cousins was to have two posts of executive presidents and to have a formal division of powers and responsibilities between the two.
oheraldo.in /node/7566   (376 words)

  
 Raj Thackeray meets Shiv Sena supremo : HindustanTimes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Shiv Sena leader Raj Thackeray, who created ripples in the party by openly demanding expulsion of "inactive" members from the organisation, on Wednesday met party chief Bal Thackeray at the latter's residence `Matoshree' in suburban Bandra in Mumbai.
Raj is expected to take a stand on his outburst two days ago wherein he had demanded removal of "inactive" members and suggested restructuring of the Shiv Sena.
Raj had also indirectly criticised Uddhav's decision to send party workers from Mumbai along with him on his recent visit to Konkan region of Maharashtra in the aftermath of heavy rains, which caused large-scale damage in the region.
www.hindustantimes.com /news/181_1464122,000900040001.htm   (322 words)

  
 Thackeray roars, say Raj is corrupt : Bal Thackeray, Raj Thackeray, Saamna, Interview : IBNLive.com : CNN-IBN
Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Friday made bitter comments against estranged nephew Raj Thackeray and accused of gobbling funds when he was in the party.
Commenting on Raj's allegation that the Shiv Sena was using Thackeray for its "selfish means", Thackeray said: "When he left, he did not think of my age and the grief he was causing me, then why is he so concerned for my health now.
Thackeray rejected Thackeray’s allegation that he was "imprisoned" in his residence and said "Who can dare to do that.
www.ibnlive.com /news/thackeray-roars-say-raj-is-corrupt/top/31594-4.html   (384 words)

  
 Welcome to MasalaSpice.com | Bollywood, Cricket, Humor, Downloads and much more.. » Raj Thackeray resigns!
Mumbai, Nov. 27 (PTI): Shiv Sena leader Raj Thackeray, today resigned from the party’s executive committee and as chief of the party’s student wing questioning Sena Executive President and cousin Uddhav’s leadership and protesting his being “sidelined” by a coterie around Uddhav.
Addressing a meeting of his supporters billed as a show of strength, Raj said he was not aiming for executive presidentship of the party and in fact it was he who had put forward Uddhav’s name for the post of Executive President.
Raj said his move was not to embarrass anybody but because he himself had been pushed into a corner by the coterie surrounding Uddhav.
www.masalaspice.com /index.php/2005/11/27/raj-thackeray-resigns   (232 words)

  
 Lawyers'' Group Seeks AG''s Consent To Sue Raj Thackeray - News.Indlaw.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Mr Thackeray had allegedly issued the threat during a meeting on July 16, held to condole the deaths of the blast victims.
Mr Rajeshwar, in his petition, has said that such threats from Mr Thackeray could result in a situation where lawyers may not dare to represent the blast accused and, thereby, deprive them of a fair trial and choice of legal representation, both of which are Fundamental Rights guaranteed by the Constitution of India.
The statements made by Raj Thackeray portray that the courts are not in a position to award justice, the letter said.
www.indlawnews.com /d295957847ac76f5692283cad9583841   (241 words)

  
 archive: Thackeray needs counselling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Thackeray has claimed that though the money donated to the sammelan was from the tax paid by the people, he has claimed that his government had collected it and hence he had a right to ask for a refund.
Shiv Sena leader Raj Thackeray has often mentioned in his speeches that the ministers in the alliance government in the state are like public telephones - they do not work till you put the coin.
Thackeray has sought an explanation from sahitya sammelan president Vasant Bapat on his personal expenses in connection with the sammelan, including his travel.
www.media-watch.org /articles/0299/171.html   (554 words)

  
 Raj Thackeray wins hearts with mimicry - Sify.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
On his first day of campaigning, Sena leader Raj Thackeray combined a flair for drama and a cartoonist’s wit to slice his opponents and drive the Sena's point home.
Raj did take care to point out how the Mumbai-Pune expressway and the dams like Tapi and Krishna were constructed during the Sena-BJP rule, before launching into Athavale again.
Raj also made it a point to address controversies surrounding him and his ambitions to become chief minister.
sify.com /news_info/maharashtrapolls/fullstory.php?id=13581560   (581 words)

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