Mumbai: Earlier, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said states will have to seek permission from his government if they want UP migrant workers back, following which MNS chief Raj Thackeray said on Monday that workers would have to get help from the Maharashtra government if they wanted to work here.
The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief said the Maharashtra government needs to take such things seriously, who is the estranged cousin of state Chief Minister and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray.
Annoyed by various states of migrant laborers “not taking proper care” in view of the coronavirus lockdown, Adityanath on Sunday said any state that wants migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh back has to seek permission from the UP government and need to ensure their socio-legal- monetary rights.
Reacting to this, Raj Thackeray said, If Yogi Adityanath is stressing on seeking permission to employ UP residents, they will have to take the permission of Maharashtra government to work here.”
He said, “The Maharashtra government needs to take such things seriously. Any worker who comes to work here should be registered with the government as well as the local police. These workers should get their documents and photos should also be submitted.”
The government needs to undertake such an exercise diligently, he added.