Thane, Nov 29: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray’s son led a ‘morcha’ of the contract labourers of the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) to the civic headquarters to press for their various demands, including pending payments to them.
The morcha, which was organised by MNS and led by Amit Thackeray and the party’s city president Gajanan Kale, was named ‘Thali Naad’ (beating of the plates). Later, a delegation, led by Thackeray Jr, met the civic commissioner and submitted a memorandum of the demands of the contract employees, including payment of pending wages.
Thereupon, the civic administration has given a written assurance stating that it would make the pending payment for past 14 months within next three weeks to the contract workers. Talking to media, Amit said that there are around 6,500 contract workers in 17 different departments and the total sum that would be paid to them would be around Rs 90 crore.
Asked what would he do if the civic administration failed to fulfil its assurance, the Thackeray scion replied that their next agitation would be much more serious than this one and different. (UNI)