Break it Like Raj Thackeray: The MNS Guide to Solving Problems

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Break it Like Raj Thackeray: The MNS Guide to Solving Problems

Illustration: Robin Chakraborty

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nce upon a time, a boy named Raj dropped a glass on the floor and it shattered to pieces. “Sab tod do,” his aai exclaimed angrily. He felt guilty, but even in that moment, he found the courage to ask his mom to shout in Marathi, and not Hindi. “Sagda todun taak,” she immediately shot back. Raj took her advice literally and that’s how the MNS was born.

Raj would grow up to play an important role in Maharashtra politics, though no one elected him to do so. He would burn buses and thrash outsiders on behalf of Maharashtrians. He would also shape MNS’s political philosophy, which can be encapsulated in their motto, “What would Gandhi do? I’ll do the exact opposite of that.”

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