Raj Thackeray starts megamorcha against infiltrators | India News
After starting from their home in Shivaji Park, Thackeray and his family, including his wife Sharmila, his son and the MNS leader, Amit Thackeray, first performed an ‘aarti’ and took Lord Ganesha’s ‘darshan’ in the Famous 220-year-old Siddhivinayak Temple in Prabhadevi.
Later, accompanied by the high command of the MNS, the Thackeray led the procession from Girgaum Chowpatty while heading to the historic Azad Maidan, about 4 kilometers away, where more enthusiastic crowds waited for Thackeray, who is expected to address a rally later.
Thousands of MNS activists from all over Maharashtra have been stumbling into Mumbai since Saturday night to join the procession, on public or chartered buses, private vehicles, trains and even motorcycles.
The entire route from Girgaum Chowpatty to Azad Maidan resembled a sea of the new MNS saffron flag with the symbol of the Royal Seal of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
Marching peacefully and in an orderly manner, many raised slogans demanding that illegal immigrants living in the country be expelled, as they are a drain for the country’s economy, resources and jobs, in addition to representing threats to national security.
However, Raj Thackeray has made it clear that the morcha does not support the CAA-NRC-NPR, which has created massive socio-political upheavals across the country for two months.
This is the first public demonstration of strength of the MNS after it was dressed with a ‘new avatar’ on January 23, with a new flag, symbol, agenda ‘Hindutva’ and right-wing direction while struggling to survive to create its own space politician in Maharashtra, particularly after the recently changed state political scenario.