Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article

Home > News > PTI

Sainiks prepared for tit-for-tat policy: Thackeray

December 09, 2003 13:27 IST
Last Updated: December 09, 2003 16:00 IST

Shiv Senachief Bal Thackeray on Tuesday threatened that his party is prepared to give a 'befitting reply' to those challenging the saffron party's on-going stir to secure reservation of jobs for local youth.

"Shiv Sainiks are prepared for a tit-for-tat policy. Do not compel us to adopt it, that will cost you dearly," Thackeray said in the party's newspaper Saamna in Mumbai.

Also Read

Sena ransacks railway board office

Sena threatens to disrupt rail board exams in Mumbai, RRB unfazed

Thackeray's hard-hitting response came after Samajwadi Party leaders, during a rally in the metropolis on Sunday, threatened to 'break the hand' that is raised against people from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

The SP rally, addressed by Amar Singh and Abu Asim Azmi, was called in reaction to the Shiv Sena's stir against north Indians over the issue of job reservation.

The Sena chief challenged SP leaders to hold a similar rally in Assam, where Biharis have been killed over the same issue.

Stating that the Sena's agitation is confined to jobs for sons-of-the soil, the Sena patriarch clarified that it is not against 'UPites' or 'Biharis' residing in Mumbai.

"The right to jobs has been provided by the Constitution," he reasoned. Mumbai has already accepted people from other states residing in the metropolis prior to 1995, Thackeray said adding those from other regions should not fall prey to 'such instigators'.

"We have already held talks with people from north-Indian states and we can discuss the matter again if needed," he said.

More reports from Maharashtra
Read about: Telgi case | Mumbai blasts

© Copyright 2006 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Share your comments

 What do you think about the story?

Read what others have to say:

Number of User Comments: 1

Sub: Abu Azmi tries to woo North Indian voters.

Abu Azmi's inflammatory speech was out of his frustration because of Congress debacle in the recent assembly elections. The ideolgy of (pseudo)secularism shared by his ...

Posted by Sharad Korde, Thane



Copyright 2006 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.