'The society has lost a father figure in Balasaheb' - Mohan Bhagwat

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    PUNE: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said here on Saturday that the demise of Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray has created a void not just for the Shiv Sena, but for the social and political life of Maharashtra and the country as well. "The society has lost a father figure in Balasaheb," he said.
    Bhagwat spoke to reporters at the Pune railway station soon after arriving in the city by air from New Delhi late on Saturday evening. He was en route to Belgaum.
    He recalled his first meeting with Balasaheb in Nagpur when he was an RSS 'pracharak'. "It was a brief exchange of wishes. I got tomeet him properly in Mumbai soon after I became 'sarsanghachalak' of the RSS," said Bhagwat.
    "It was Balasaheb's outspokenness and clear thoughts that impressed me most. We never felt like we were talking to a political leader. We feltlike we were talking to a father figure," said Bhagwat.
    "We have lost an eminent leader who was committed to Hindutva and was known for his forthrightviews, commitment, heroic leadership and many other great qualities. Balasaheb had a sway over the minds of countless people and was a personal pillar of strength to many more," the RSS chief said.
    He said, "The absence of an experienced and mature leader like Balasaheb at this crucial juncture would be felt by all. We are all helpless before the divine will. Balasaheb has left behind an example of unwavering commitment to truth, transparentand courageous practice, in letterand spirit, for all of us to emulate. That alone would be the real homage to him."
    "On behalf of the RSS, I pay my sincere obeisance to his sacred memory and pray to the almighty that all the righteous people be endowed with the strength and willpower to tread the path of hisprofound Hindutva philosophy," said Bhagwat.

    Society has lost a father figure, says RSS chief - The Times of India
     
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    Exactly what was the contribution of Bal Thackeray in political life or for India as a whole?

    For eg for Atal ji i can say he has been a great leader made India nuclear state or for regional leader says modi advance economic progress of his state, Naidu gave AP information tech revolution.

    so what will history retain of Shiv Sena leader rule?
     
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    Don't know about father figure but certainly a man who spoke his mind :director: even if the thought was communal etc which unlike the cowards :bolt: housing the nations political system is a rarity.
     
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    Rising marhata regionalism in maharastra.
     
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    Marathi manoos rights..so that's all for whole lifetime!!!
     
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    Re: 'The society has lost a father figure in Balasaheb' - Mohan Bhagwa

    Why Maharashtra must thank a watchful Bal Thackeray - Hindustan Times

    Achievements

    * Pune expressway that became country’s first ever such road. A road corporation that was set up for this purpose would build sea link and other roads in future. The state built expressway by spending a half of what private contractors had quoted. 55 flyovers built in Mumbai gave the city some swift movements

    * Launched mega irrigation project in western Maharashtra, Krishna Valley Irrigation Project. Though the idea came from independent legislators from the region, Thackeray supported it and backed then Chief Minister Manohar Joshi’s decision to raise money from the market to build the project. Thanks to mess in the irrigation department, it could not be completed and remains incomplete even now.

    * Set up water supply and sanitation department for ensuring drinking

    * Sena-BJP ensure that prices of essential commodities did not rise, gave hefty subsidy for this purpose

    * Changed retirement age to 58 from 60. It created more jobs in the government

    * Carved out two new districts Hingoli and Gondia, also created 28 new tehsils for better administrative. The Sena-BJP government also heralded use of information technology in the government.


    Failures

    * Started food joints that would give zunka bhakar for Rs. 1, which were mainly allotted to Sena-BJP supporters. The government gave them subsidy but the scheme had to wind up because of irregularities

    * Insurance scheme for people who did not have family to support

    * Did away with octroi collection but Congress-NCP had to restore it because civic bodies needed revenue and the state did not have funds to compensate them

    * Housing for 40 lakh slum dwellers in Mumbai was promised but only 2,000 tenaments could be built. But it founded base for slum rehabilitation scheme that would become very controversial in coming years

    * As promised, the 32 lakh jobs were not offered in the entire tenure. Only 45,000 jobs could be made available.
     

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