Mumbai, Dec 1: When the commercial city, Mumbai was soaked in blood by brutal terrorist attacks, MNS chief Raj Thackeray remained mum over the situation. Reacting to his silence, there were scathing SMS messages and blogs that were overfilled with remarks such as 'Where is Raj Thackeray?' A particular popular message says, "Please forward Raj Thackeray's phone number, if you have it. Don't know where he is when you need him. We want to him to go and save Amchi Mumbai along with his MNS hoodlums. The sons of the soil! Army NSG commandos are not Marathi Manoos. Why should they fight or lay their life for Mumbaikars...?"
One more remark in OneIndia News says, "Where is Raj Thackeray and his brave 'Sena'? Tell him that 200 NSG Commandos + Army from Delhi ( NO MARATHI MANOOS ! All South and North Indians !) have been sent to Mumbai to fight the terrorists so that Marathis can sleep peacefully"
Taking a dig at the MNS chief Thackeray, who has made life very difficult for the huge migrant population in Mumbai, this SMS makes it very clear that people want an answer from him.
Jagannath, a software engineer, said that Thackeray should have come out with his men and take on the terrorists. "Leaders like Thackeray can torment only innocent and poor people but when the real challenge comes up they just vanish from the scene," he said, adding, "I want to ask him why he is silent and has not tried to make even a statement against the terrorists."
Another message doing the rounds in Delhi said, "Where is Raj Thackeray now? Tell him that 200 NSG commandos from Delhi being sent to fight the terrorists. So that he can sleep peacefully in Maharashtra....Please send across...."
A Delhi resident, Satender Kumar, whose cousin works in Mumbai said that it is a strange that MNS workers and leaders did not come out to save their city, while they do not hesitate to hit out against their own countrymen. "I want to ask Raj Thackeray to come out of the hibernation and tell the people what he has been doing for the last three days as Mumbai burnt. Are they capable of beating and threatening only innocent people?" he quipped.
The anger is palpable in Mumbai as well and it is not against Thackeray alone but all the rabble rousing politicians, who play with sentiments of the people. Another Mumbai resident on Skype, who identified himself as 'PAPA', when asked about Raj Thackeray said, "He must be watching TV," adding sarcastically, "Ask him and also check on the web.