Nagpur: The Maharashtra Legislative Assembly plunged into pandemonium on the second day of the Winter Session after Opposition members demanded total loan waiver to farmers. Amidst the din, the House was adjourned for the day.
Earlier, the House witnessed three adjournments before being adjourned for the day. At the outset, the Opposition leaders including Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, Prithviraj Chavan, NCP’s Dhananjay Munde and others staged a sit-in agitation at the stairs of Vidhan Bhavan. Before participating in the ‘Halla Bol’ morcha being taken out today by the Opposition parties, the leaders demanded thorough discussion on the burning issues of farmers.
“We don’t want to indulge in politics. We want to resolve issues of farmers. If the government doesn’t hold discussion and provide relief to the farmers, we will not allow working of both Houses,” warned Vikhe Patil, Chavan and Munde.
While Opposition Congress and NCP continued shouting slogans “Karz mafi zaalich pahije” (farm loan waiver is a must) resulting in three adjournments. When the House re-assembled after the third adjournment, Yogesh Sagar (of the BJP) was in the Chair. He urged Congress and NCP members who had climbed the Speaker’s podium to go back to their seats. However, when the din refused to die down, the House was finally adjourned for the day.