"I will write to FDI retailers asking them to employ Marathi youth. People from outside shouldn't be employed there," Mr Thackeray told reporters today, asserting "Maharashtra will not tolerate migrants getting jobs in retail shops."
"FDI in retail should come in the country and I took the decision (to support it) after deliberation. I fully support FDI," he said, adding the move will benefit farmers.
Targeting political parties and state governments, who are opposing FDI in retail on the ground that it would lead to "loot" by foreign investors, Mr Thackeray said, "Even now the loot is going on."
Criticising the government over "gross corruption" in the country, the MNS chief said, "The country is making progress on the corruption front" and sought scamsters to be put behind bars.
Taking a dig at Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for his statement that coal block allocation scam will be forgotten, he said, "Till leaders like Shinde are there, people's mind won't be diverted to other issues. He (Shinde) reminded people about the Bofors scam, which was forgotten."
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