LIC Recruitment: MNS objects to Hindi being a compulsory criteria

MNS has threatened that there will be “serious consequences” if Hindi speakers in Maharashtra are recruited for the job

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An advertisement issued by country’s biggest insurance company – Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) has found itself in a controversy. After LIC released recruitment notification for 8,500 posts across the country on Friday, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) expressed its reservation regarding the same. 

MNS stated that LIC has made the knowledge of Hindi compulsory for recruitment while expressing opposition to the same. MNS has threatened that there will be “serious consequences” if Hindi speakers in Maharashtra are recruited for the job. 

MNS leader Bala Nandgaokar shared a post on Instagram stating that Hindi which has been made compulsory for youth in Maharashtra in unsatisfactory. 

If Hindi speakers are recruited in Maharashtra, it will have serious consequences and MNS will not be responsible for the same,” Nandgaokar wrote.

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Ahead of the Maharashtra assembly elections, MSN has yet against raised the issue based on language and regionalism. The Raj Thackeray-led regional party has a history of being aggressive on such issues.

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