Mumbai: Workers from north Indian territories migrating to Maharashtra in search of employment and greener pasture often become victim of political rancor, but industries in Maharashtra heavily bank on them. With the north Indian workers leaving the state, the industries have been affected badly.

Echoing the same view, general secretary of Maharashtra BJP unit Vinod Tawde has said the lack of workers from North India is telling upon industries in Maharashtra.

Tawde was speaking in a meeting organized by a Sangli-Miraj industries’ association which represents small and medium enterprises in Maharashtra.

Tawde accepted that workers particularly from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan left the state because of rampant violence against them two years back.

Tawde, however did not name any group responsible for spilling violence against north Indian workers, he apparently indicated towards Maharashtra Navnirman Sena and Shiv Sena.