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Thackeray's family supports crusade against North Indians
February 12, 2008 14:17 IST
Though tense about the likely arrest of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray, his family members on Tuesday said that they were ready to face any consequences that may arise due to the stand taken by him on the issue of north Indians.
"Since Raj is fighting for the Marathi Manoos, we are ready to face any consequence..... but there is tension in the house," Raj's mother-in-law Padma Wagh told PTI.
She voiced concern about Raj's son Amit, who is going to appear for his tenth standard examination next month.
"I am worried about Amit because of Raj's likely arrest, as he has to appear for SSC exams next month," she said.
"My grandchildren are too young to understand what is going on," Padma said adding, "Sharmila, my daughter is in touch with me over phone."
Raj's father-in-law, Mohan Wagh, well known Marathi theatre director, spoke to Raj about the current political situation and conveyed his support to him on Monday.
"If Raj is doing something good, why should one be afraid? He's a nice boy and people have understood what he is saying. Now people will realise who is the real leader of the Marathi Manoos," Mohan said.
"Raj is not against the poor Uttar Bhartiya. He is only opposing their show of strength," added Mohan.