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Sena legislators get crash course on critical issues

mumbai Updated: Jul 23, 2011 01:46 IST
HT Correspondent
Uddhav Thackeray

Wanting to ensure that his party’s 46 legislators were not caught unawares at the monsoon session of the state legislature that kicks off on Monday, Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray got all of them to attend special lectures on crucial issues on Friday.

One was the mill land issue and the other is the Jaitapur nuclear plant problem, which will be priority issues that will be raised by the Sena in the assembly. Thackeray wanted to make sure the legislators knew everything about the two issues.

“Our legislators have to be well-prepared and in full know of the issues. So, we got experts to make presentations to them,” Thackeray said.

According to Thackeray, the party’s focus will be to make sure that mill land workers who lost their jobs should get the much-promised homes on the same land free of cost.

Also, in case of Jaitapur, Thackeray said while countries like Japan and Italy are trying to keep away from nuclear power, why we should get into it.

“Another issue we will raise is security. I wonder how serious the government is about it. Rahul Gandhi says not much can be done about it, so how do we trust the government?” he said.

Thackeray said he will be personally monitoring the debates of the session and will be making frequent visits to Shivalaya, the Sena office opposite the Vidhan Bhavan building, to conduct strategy meetings.