MNS to conduct exam for poll candidates

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Raj Thackeray
Mumbai, Nov 20: Maharashtra Navanirman Sena (MNS) chief, Raj Thackeray said that the party would conduct a written exam to select their candidates for the upcoming Mumbai civic elections to test their knowledge of governance.

He further said that nobody from his party would get ticket for the Mumbai civic elections that are to be held in Feb unless they clear the 90-minute written test that is scheduled to be held on Dec 4.

“Don"t even think that your candidature is settled. Only those who pass the written exam will be interviewed for a poll ticket," he said.

Apart from Mumbai's BMC, the written test will also be conducted in Pune, Thane, Nashik and Nagpur for the polls that are due next year.

According to the MNS Chief, the exam was important as the candidates knowledge through questions related to various aspects of the civil administration adding that the exercise would set up a new trend and chande people's perception.

The in charge of the examination would be a panel of independent examiners.

Raj Thackeray said that those eligible candidates who cleared the exam would be interviewed personally by him and that no muscle power or influence would help the candidates get a ticket if they failed to perform well in the test.

"If required, I will also sit for the exam and another independent panel of examiners will evaluate my performance," he said.

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