25 Facts About Raj Thackeray

1. Raj Thackeray was survived by two sons Uddhav and Jaidev Thackeray.

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2. Raj Thackeray is married to sharmila Wagh, daughter of Marathi cinema photographer, producer-director Mohan Wagh.

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3. Raj Thackeray reproached North Indian leaders for politicizing Chhath Puja, a festival popular in eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand calling it a "drama" and a "show of numerical strength".

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4. Raj Thackeray is married to Mila Wagh, daughter of Marathi cinema photographer, producer-director Mohan Wagh.

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5. Raj Thackeray demanded that they only celebrate Maharashtra day and not it in Maharashtra.

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6. Raj Thackeray demanded that all telecom companies operating in Maharashtra start providing the service in Marathi and set a deadline of 27 February 2010, after which his party MNS would launch an agitation.

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7. Raj Thackeray threatened to ban all Bachchan films unless Jaya apologised in a public forum for hurting Maharashtrians.

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8. Raj Thackeray warned that after one month, MNS workers would start blackening non-Marathi signboards.

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9. Raj Thackeray was arrested along with a Samajwadi Party leader, Abu Azmi, but was released on paying a penalty of 15,000.

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10. At a rally in Shivaji Park, Raj Thackeray warned that if the dadagiri of these people (North Indians) in Mumbai and Maharashtra continued, he would be compelled to make them leave the metropolis.

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11. Raj Thackeray contributed cartoons to Marmik, the weekly magazine of Bal Thackeray.

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12. Raj Thackeray is the nephew of Bal Thackeray, and a cousin of Uddhav Thackeray, the current leader and chairperson of the Shiv Sena.

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13. Raj Thackeray was invited at a program organised by the North Indian community and his acceptance to attend the gathering took many by surprise.

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14. Raj Thackeray made the statement while addressing a rally organised by the Uttar Bharatiya Manch, an organisation of North Indians living in Mumbai.

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15. Raj Thackeray is an admirer of Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi for his governance, and the development of Gujarat during his tenure.

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16. Raj Thackeray has opposed immigration into Maharashtra from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

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17. Raj Thackeray said in 9 November 2009 that oath in the State Assembly should be taken only in Marathi and attacked the MLA Abu Asim Azmi who took oath in Hindi.

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18. Raj Thackeray has praised former Gujarat Chief Minister and Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi for his governance, and the development of Gujarat during his tenure as chief minister.

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19. Raj Thackeray has celebrated the total number of 50 birthdays till date.

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20. Raj Thackeray has already made his stand clear", Deshpande said.

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21. Raj Thackeray met BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta in this regard earlier in the day.

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22. Raj Thackeray had previously praised former Gujarat Chief Minister and incumbent Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi for his governance, and the development of Gujarat during his tenure as chief minister.

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23. Raj Thackeray commented that she had no business alluding to all the people of Maharashtra in that statement.

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24. In February 2008 Raj Thackeray led a violent movement against the dominance of migrants from the North Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in Maharashtra and more so in its commercial capital of Mumbai.

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25. Raj Thackeray resigned from his uncle's party in January 2006 and announced his intention to start a new political party.

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