Mumbai, Jan 31: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Sunday slammed the Shiv Sena over Marathi language issue in Maharashtra.
Mohan Bhagwat, RSS chief has issued a directive to Sangh workers to protect North Indians in the state in the wake of the Shiv Sena's Marathi Andolan.
Bhagwat said, "Whole of India is for all Indians and all Indians can earn livelihood anywhere in India. Language, caste, sub-castes, groups, tribes can be different, but all are sons of India."
He said, "This is a misconception that employment has decreased at our place because of migrants. Solution of this grievance should be found but the solution is not that you refuse people of your country to migrate to your area."
"The solution can be found if administration and government are dedicated. All political parties should rising above the vote-bank politics and consider this issue. National integration is above all else," he added.
Recently, Shiv Sena had told to the Government to give taxi permits to only those who know how to speak, read and write Marathi.
Raj Thackeray had said, "They don't know the language, they don't know the city. Maharashtra is not a Dharamshala for people from UP and Bihar. If they are plying 4,500 taxi's they have also set 4,500 homes in Mumbai."