Mumbai, Feb 17: Diverting its attention from issuing threats to finally getting to work, Shiv Sena has decided to set up an Information Technology (IT) wing to train the Marathi youth, to solve the problem unemployment among the Marathi Manoos.
A newspaper report quoted Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray as saying that IT wing, which will be similar to Sthaniya Lokashikar Hakka Samiti (SLHS) would perform the multiple task of securing jobs for the locals, as well redressing the grievances of the youth working in the IT sector and BPOs.
SLHS, often termed as 'pressure group' by the Sena leaders has been instrumental in ensuring jobs to over 80 per cent locals in certain establishments.
Set up in 1972, SLHS, which conducts training sessions for candidates have played a crucial role in Sena's demand for 'jobs for sons of soil'.
The wing, to be named as Shiv Mahiti Aani Tantradnyan Sena (Shiv Information Technology Sena), would help in propagating Sena's line of thought online, such as social networking sites, Sena secretary and former Vile Parle MLA Vinayak Raut said.
Talking about Sena future's plans, Thackeray said that the Sena is also contemplating on setting up a separated wing for graduates, which would help in solving the problems of graduate youths involved in business and entrepreneurship.
The Mumbai Graduates Consitutency has been represented by the Sena since the time of Sena stalwart, the late Pramod Navalkar. The present MLC from the constituency is Deepak Sawant of the Sena.