With reference to the report Raj stays home, thugs hit streets (February 13), inadequate action on the part of the Maharashtra government and the political paralysis at the Centre resulted in the of exodus of north Indians from Mumbai.
It is amazing that with all the goings on in Maharashtra, the PM maintains a stony silence. Kashmiris cannot live in Kashmir and north Indians are being driven out of Maharashtra. Will Raj Thackeray also ban all Hindi songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle? May be Bengal will ban Kishore Kumar’s Hindi songs.
The fuel price hike
The hike in fuel prices will affect the poor the most. It will become a hindrance in the economic growth of our country. Inflation will rise, as will the rates of essential items. The government should think of the betterment of the country but not at the cost of the people.
APROPOS OF Amaresh Misra’s article The real Mumbaikar (February 14), the real fight is between Marathis and non-Marathis. Raj Thackeray has repeated what Balasaheb had done about 40 years ago against south Indians in Mumbai. North Indian labourers’ fleeing some towns of Maharashtra shows how dormant non-Marathi groups try to compete with locals. The government has failed to provide adequate opportunities to the Marathi middle-class people in Mumbai and elsewhere.
Clueless in Gaza
The Hezbollah’s decision to attack Israel shows the unrest Israel has caused in West Asia. This was reflected recently in the cold-blooded siege of Gaza where electricity, food, medicines and trade were proscribed to the natives. These starving Palestinians are refugees in their own homeland.
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