MUMBAI, Apr 9: 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 told in Mumbai on Wednesday.
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.