Mumbai. They say dogs are man’s best friends, but MNS chief Raj Thackeray got a rude shock when he found out that his best friends have turned out to be the worst enemies for him. His dogs gave an exclusive and outspoken interview to a leading Indian television news channel and exposed Raj Thackeray on the Marathi language issue. Faking News thanks the television channel to provide us with these exclusive pictures and information on Raj’s dog delusion.
The dogs claimed that although Raj Thackeray claims to be a crusader of Marathi language, when it came to giving his dogs i.e. them, a name, he gave them English names – James and Bond. Both James and Bond were visibly upset about it as they had desperately wanted Marathi names for themselves. It’s not clear whether the dogs spoke in English or Marathi to the news channel, as their sound ‘bites’ were not broadcast on television.
The dogs further revealed that Raj Thackeray always kept them chained, the only exception being occasions when a Bihari was around. James and Bond told that they finally decided to expose Raj Thackeray as they couldn’t get their daily breakfast of milk-and-biscuit because MNS supporters had spilled thousands liters of milk on road during protests on Tuesday and had looted biscuit shops.
The revelation by the dog-duo has taken whole of India by storm. Human and animal rights activists are asking for a re-trial of Raj Thackeray as they feel that this is a clinching evidence that will deny him a bail. Animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi has echoed the sentiments and demanded immediate arrest of Raj Thackeray. She also asked Maharashtra government to provide Z+ security to both the dogs and declared that such unfair treatment to dogs will not be tolerated by people of India.
The development has caused sensation in corporate world as well. Mobile telephony company Airtel is reported to be trying to contact the dogs to feature them in a television commercial showing dogs as disloyal. Apparently they want to checkmate Vodafone’s positioning of dogs as a loyal and following companion in their advertisements. Sources say they are willing to pay 5.78 crores to each dog to feature in the advertisement.
Well known cartoonist Aatmaram has declared that he will create a character called Kuttaraj, which will be a superhero having ultimate commands over all pet dogs of the world. Kuttaraj will look similar to Nagraj, but wont’ throw dogs at the enemies. His main weapon would be pet dogs, who would turn hostile against their villainous masters.
Expectedly, the revelation by dogs has heated up the political atmosphere as well.
Lalu Yadav has declared that he will buy two dogs and name them ‘Raj’ and ‘Thackeray’. He has found popular support among people of Bihar, but Bollywood actor Amir Khan has cautioned Lalu against taking such a step. He told that naming dogs after human beings is fraught with problems and generally people don’t appreciate when dogs with such names lick their master’s feet.
Meanwhile Shiv Sena has demanded that the leading news channel should be banned for broadcasting a story that is blatantly disrespectful to their founder Balasaheb Thackeray. The party mouthpiece Saamna says that the concerned dogs were step-brothers and not an uncle-nephew duo as claimed by the channel. Saamna article threatens the channel of a defamation suit as it suspects that the relationship between the dogs was made up to allude to the relationship between Raj and Balasaheb.
Faking News had tough time finding the whereabouts of dogs and despite our best efforts, we couldn’t interview them for our viewers. But we encourage our viewers to write to us (by commenting on this news article) with their questions that they would want to be asked to James and Bond, whenever we get to meet them for an interview.