Looks ridiculous but is a fact that Shiv Sena and MNS (Maharashtra Navnirman Sena) combine are putting their utmost pressure on Central Bank of India to select only the locals in the examinations being held for the purpose of recruitment. Such a pressure is not a new one as it dates back to 2008 when they disrupted the process of Railway Recruitment Board for the appointment of the new candidates under the slogan of ‘Sons of the soil’. I already wrote on the topic vide my post in this very blog as https://uppermost.me/2012/09/12/sons-of-the-soilwhat-sons-and-which-soil/ . Maharashtra can’t be treated as a parallel country as it is as good as other states within it. To isolate a particular state just to accommodate the whims and fancies of some particular political parties is not only unjust and unfair, it is equally anti constitution of the country. The Central Bank of India, as a report says, has already put on hold the tests held so far agreeing in a way with what the protesters wanted. Succumbing to pressures like this has no justification. Why those who raise a demand like this don’t realise that, if what they say is finally acceded to, it amounts to all the Mumbai based Maharashtrians serving in different states elsewhere being sent back to Mumbai itself. If locality based recruitments are there in Mumbai, it amply means, and it has to mean as such, that they too have no scope for being recruited elsewhere.