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'What the Shiv Sena did was totally wrong'

Vijay Singh in Mumbai | November 29, 2003 21:43 IST
Last Updated: November 29, 2003 22:37 IST

Many Maharashtrians are unimpressed by the Shiv Sena's decision to disrupt the Railway Recruitment Board exam for the post of gangmen in Mumbai and attack those who had come from outside the state to take the test.

Though they agree with the party that locals must get preference in government jobs, they are against the violent tactics adopted of the Shiv Sena.

Ashish Dalvi, a B Com graduate who took the test on November 16, says, "What the Shiv Sena did was totally wrong."

He says if the party was serious about the issue it should have protested when examination forms were being distributed.

"The Shiv Sena is a partner in the central government. They can get some fruitful result by using their influence there. Their stand seems to be politically motivated to attract Marathi voters," he says.

He adds that the problem is genuine, but the Shiv Sena is dealing with it in the wrong way, and for personal gain.

Dalvi had given a railway exam in February 2003 and then, too, the Shiv Sena had created a ruckus. "No use stopping recruitment," he says.

Sandeep DindeSandeep Dinde, another graduate, also opposes the party's stand.

He says, "It is wrong to call student for examination and beat them up. It is all central government fault."

Priority should be given to Marathi youths, and each state should evolve a formula to promote its own people, he adds.

Dinde says, "Today, nobody is fighting for the rights of unemployed youths. Everything the Shiv Sena does is for political gain, and we know it."

On why he, a graduate, wants to take a Grade IV job for which the qualification required is VIIIth pass, he says everyone wants job security, and the government provides that. He adds that for this reason he does not think much about the nature of the job.

Dinde says: "After all, a government job is a dream job for youths all over the country. So students will come for it from a long way. Why doesn't the central government think about this while sending call letters?"

These students think that if they go to other states they will get the same bad treatment that those from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh got in Maharashtra.

The Shiv Sena says students who are registered with employment exchanges should be given priority. But in reality the exchanges are hardly of much help.

Dinde says, "I got myself registered three year back, but I am still waiting for a call letter. Some of my friends have been registered for eight or 10 years. We know nothing will come out of all this, but we do it because our parents ask us to."

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Sub: What Sena did was right

What Sena did for recent railway recruitment was right. I strongly believe that local people must be given preference in every job. Instead of blaming ...

Posted by Ramesh Kirtane

Sub: Shiv Sena is anti-national

Only an enemy country can create such issues. One who creates such problems in the country, must be sentenced. This is worse than hindu-muslim riots. ...

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Sub: so called saviors

The action taken by Shiv Sena, is shameful indeed in terms of an attack on the national integrity, Bbesides, marathi students applying in other Indian ...

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let's agree that shivsena did it for political gain but there are other parties in bombay could have raise therir voice for local people. We ...

Posted by nz_aarti

Sub: shiv sena is wrong

what shiv sena did is absolutly wrong,they are breaking the unity of indian people,u ask a common man that u have any problem from the ...



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