No big deal if PM Modi doesn't get holidays: Sena mouthpiece Saamana
PM Modi travels in luxury and expenses run into hundreds of crores, but the common man uses public transport and needs holidays to relax, Saamana said Friday in an editorial.
- Saamana lauds CM Uddhav Thackeray's 5-day workweek initiative
- But says others, like farmers and labourers, also need rest
- One MLC has demanded 5-day workweeks for schools, colleges, too
Top government officials like Prime Minister Narendra Modi are expected to work long hours to serve the public and it's no big deal if he hasn't taken a holiday, the Shiv Sena said Friday through its mouthpiece newspaper, Saamana.
PM Modi travels in luxury and expenses run into hundreds of crores, but the common man uses public transport and needs holidays to relax, Saamana said in an editorial.
Until recently a key BJP ally, the Shiv Sena now runs the state government in coalition with the Congress and the NCP.
Saamana has praised Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's new policy of a five-day workweek for state government employees, but pointed out that others, like farmers and labourers, also work hard and deserve rest.
It said government employees were happy with the Maharashtra government's initiative, and asked them to reciprocate by showing effort at work.
Meanwhile, MLC Kapil Patil has written a letter to state education minister Varsha Gaikwad, to demand a five-day workweek for schools, junior colleges and senior colleges, too.