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MNS rakes up sons-of-the-soil issue again

MNS demands 80% of the jobs in private firms be reserved for the Marathi speaking habitants in the state.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2008 06:42 PM IST

Raking up once again the sons-of-the-soil issue, the Raj Thackeray led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has demanded 80 per cent of the jobs in private companies be reserved for the Marathi speaking habitants.

"Maharashtra Navnirman Kamgar Sena, the workers union floated by MNS, is writing letters to 45,000 industries in Maharashtra asking them to ensure 80 per cent reservation of vacancies for the Marathi residents of the state," party chief coordinator Manoj Chavan said.

He said already letters have been sent to several industries demanding job reservation for the Marathis. The party has also written to private companies asking them to reserve 80 per cent of the jobs in their companies for the Marathi people failing which they would launch an agitation, Chavan said.

This demand is seen as yet another campaign by the MNS against the north Indians migrants who have settled in Maharashtra.

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