Raj Shrikant Thackeray (Swar-raj Shrikant Thackeray) (born 14 June 1968) is the founder and president of the right-wing Marathi ethnocentric regional political party, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (“Maharashtra Reformation Army”) in the state of Maharashtra, India. He is the nephew of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, and a cousin of the current Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray.
It is a matter of an immense joy and pride for me to present this website dedicated to Maharashtra. Now, it will be much easier for me to reach out to you and so will be easy for you to communicate with me.
Many would ask, why a strong Marathi protagonist like me should have an English version of my website. The answer is simple – I am not against any particular language or any particular linguist group. What I oppose is using the language to create a political pressure group.
Second, and more important, reason is that this website will open a direct communication channel between you and me. Currently your opinion of me is based on ‘information’ fed to you by a news channel or a newspaper. That precisely has been my problem area, to tell you honestly. Whatever ‘news’ you have been provided with by these channels and newspapers is actually far from being news. They are views, corrupt and biased which blur your vision of me. The website will remove these ‘middle-men’ meddling between you and me. It will help both of us understand each other.
This is of paramount importance for you and me both at a time when the electronic media, especially non-Marathi channels, is busy spreading anti-Marathi, and so anti-MNS, propaganda. All our efforts to present the MNSs’ correct viewpoint before them have been proved futile. So the website will be critical to our direct communication.