Thackeray says 80 pc jobs reservation was Shiv Sena's victory

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Mumbai, Nov 19 (UNI) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray today termed Maharashtra government's decision to reserve 80 per cent jobs for the locals in private industries, as victory of his party.

In an editorial in party mouthpiece ''Saamna'', Mr Thackeray said the Congress-NCP government had taken the decision only in wake of the upcoming elections, while Shiv Sena had raised the same issue in 1970s. Raising doubts about the implementation of the policy, senior Thackeray said such government policies were declared in 1970, 73, 2005 and 2007, however, the government had thought of implementing it only know.

He said following the change in rule by the Central language Department in 1988, locals of Maharashtra, Punjab and Gujarat had lost opportunities in the Central government services, while Hindi speaking people got the benefit.

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