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MNS to recruit trained Marathi workers in Nashik
February 23, 2008 20:51 IST
Last Updated: February 23, 2008 22:10 IST
Against the backdrop of exodus of North Indian labourers, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) in Nashik has asked trained Marathi workers to register themselves with the party to enable them to get jobs in local industries.
After MNS' anti-north Indian drive, hundreds of workers employed in nearby industries have left for their native places, severely affecting production work in the units.
The city unit of MNS has asked local Marathi workers having completed course in trades like fitting, tool making, welding, electrical fitting and carpentry to enrol their names with the MNS office in Nasik.
Party leaders like Vasant Gite and Nitin Bhosale have said they have discussed the matter with office-bearers of industrial units. The party has issued an advertisement in local dailies appealing to Marathi workers to come forward.
"MNS chief Raj Thackeray and we members of the party wish to help in industrial growth of Nashik but some anti-social elements are trying to malign our image. After our talks with industrial units we are ready to provide jobs to trained workers," says the advertisement.
Earlier, Shiv Sena district president Sunil Bagul had also said the party will help Maharashtrian workers get jobs in industrial units.
Nashik bore the brunt of the MNS-led violent campaign against migrants from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. One person was killed in the violence unleashed by suspected MNS activists, who also damaged public property like state-run buses.