[lg policy] India: Need new domicile policy to protect sons of the soil

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Thu Aug 18 10:55:01 EDT 2016

Need new domicile policy to protect sons of the soil: Raj ThackerayAmbarish
| TNN | Aug 18, 2016, 08.35 AM IST
[image: MNS chief Raj Thackeray]MNS chief Raj Thackeray
MUMBAI: MNS chief Raj Thackeray wants a new domicile policy for Maharashtra
to ensure that local inhabitants get a lion's share in the state's
development vis-a-vis the migrants.

Thackeray also lashed out at the judiciary for interfering in matters
which, he said, fell under the purview of the executive.

"The courts should function within its framework," he said, referring to
the recent high court order on the knowledge of Marathi being made
mandatory by the traffic authorities while granting taxi and autorickshaw
permits. "I plan to launch a stir on the issue...I don't care about
contempt of court," he said.

The MNS wants taximen and auto drivers in the city to gain working
knowledge of Marathi, the state's official language.

Thackeray has cleverly combined the twin issues of domicile policy and
Marathi language to tug at the heartstrings of Mumbaikar Marathis in the
run-up to the BMC polls, said observers. That chief minister Devendra
Fadnavis should pat Thackeray on the back for raising the domicile policy
issue is not without political significance, they added. Thackeray met
Fadnavis earlier in the day and urged him to draw up a fresh domicile

Thackeray said Fadnavis has agreed to look into the matter at the earliest.
"The chief minister described as excellent my suggestion about a new
domicile policy for the state," he added. Thackeray came down heavily on
the Shiv Sena-BJP ruled BMC for the shoddy road repairs.
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"There is a powerful nexus of contractors in the BMC. They have made lives
of countless Mumbaikars miserable because of potholes and craters. But,
citizens doesn't seem to have realised the gravity of the crisis...They
keep electing the same party to office in the civic elections," he added

The MNS leader also pulled up minister for education and cultural affairs
Vinod Tawde for not expediting the administrative process at the Centre to
notify Marathi as a classical language. "Tawde only keeps giving tall
promises...So far, the Union government has done nothing substantial to
declare Marathi as a classical language," he added.


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