The Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Sunday promised it would ensure 100 per cent jobs in local industries to Marathi people.
"We will ensure 100 per cent jobs to sons of soil," Raj said, releasing his party's manifesto for the October 13 assembly elections, at his central Mumbai residence.
The manifesto, called 'vachaknama', also speaks of strictly implementing existing norms to deport those staying illegally in the state and action against illegal constructions.
"Those coming from outside and staying here illegally should get a message that they are not welcome here," he said.
Of the 288 seats in state assembly, MNS has fielded 143 candidates.