The Thackeray family’s dubious inheritance

Herein lies the root of the parochialism which has marked the politics of Keshav Sitaram’s descendants. While Bal Thackeray built his political career by, first, targeting the south Indians and then the Muslims, his estranged nephew, Raj, is focussing his energies on the north Indians with occasional diatribes against the Gujaratis, who have evidently not been forgotten or forgiven by Marathi chauvinists.

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