Thane: Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said Marathi-speaking people should be given preference in Railway jobs.
The locals should get preference in Railway jobs, especially in Group-D, he said at a function organized here to mark the 10th anniversary of Rail Kamgar Sena, a union affiliated to the saffron outfit.
The Sena leader on the occasion did not miss a chance to take potshots at Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, who is touring villages in Uttar Pradesh.
"Rahul had gone to Vidarbha and met Kalavati (a poor widow whose plight was highlighted by him in Parliament a few years ago). The event was blown out of proportion by the media. But Kalavati has remained where she was and nothing
good has happened to her," Uddhav said.
The young Congress MP should tour Marathwada and Vidarbha and see for himself the state of affairs in these backward regions where debt-ridden farmers had been committing suicide, he stated.
Party leader Sanjay Raut, who was also present in function, said the Rail Kamgar Sena should further intensify its agitation to get the demands of the workers met.
Later, Uddhav told a press conference that any corporator of the sena found indulging in corruption would be thrown out of the party.