Sena, MNS fight to take credit over railway recruitment exam

The Shiv Sena and its rival Maharashtra Navnirman Sena have locked horns over the railway recruitment examination with both parties appealing Marathi youths to appear for it and providing guidance for the same.

Updated: Feb 09, 2011, 00:42 AM IST

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena and its rival
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena have locked horns over the railway
recruitment examination with both parties appealing Marathi
youths to appear for it and providing guidance for the same.

Shiv Sena on Tuesday said it would conduct coaching for
Marathi youth appearing for railway exams, after Raj
Thackeray-led MNS released a handbook for the candidates.

Sena`s `Sthaniya Lokadhikar Samitee Mahasangh` has
claimed credit for railway administration`s decision to hold
the written exam in Marathi, among other languages.

"We fought for exam to be conducted in local language.
The sons of the soil would get priority in the jobs if the
recruitments are done simultaneously in all the states",
Secretary of Mahasangh Mahesh Bobhate said.

Taking a dig at MNS, the Sena said the handbook provided
by it contained incomplete information.

At a state executive meeting of MNS in Mumbai last week, Raj
Thackeray distributed copies of the handbook to party
activists, to be circulated among railway job aspirants in the
state.

PTI