The Shiv Sena has asked the teacher community to aggressively campaign for the party in the 2014 assembly polls. "We do not want teachers to write slogans on blackboards praising the party… we want them to spread the message of the party," said Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray.
Thackeray was speaking at a function organised by the Mumbai Mahanagarpalika Shikshak Sena. He blamed the Congress-led state government for neglecting the teachers and promised that a Sena-led government would be fair to them.
Similarly, Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut said that teachers have always played a vital role in political struggles. "Now you should aggressively campaign and go door to door with the saffron flag in your hands," he said. Raut said he was confident of the Sena coming to power in 2014.
The 2014 assembly elections in the state promise to be an interesting event as the Sena-led saffron alliance sees a bright chance of forming a government, considering the success it enjoyed in the recently-held civic polls of Mumbai and Thane.