Published On : Tue, Mar 22nd, 2016

Maharashtra Council adjourned twice over court order on drought

Mumbai/Nagpur: The Maharashtra Legislative Council was today adjourned twice following uproar by the Opposition leaders demanding debate on the strictures passed against government by the Nagpur bench of Bombay high court on the drought situation.

Leader of the Opposition Dhananjay Munde moved a motion underrule 289 of Legislature demanding a debate on the strictures passedby Nagpur bench of the High Court against state government ontackling drought situation in the state, as the suicides by thefarmers are increasing and government failed to take any concretedecision to tackle the drought problem in the state.

Chairman Ramraje Naik-Nimbalkar rejected the motion andpermitted Mr Munde to speak on the motion for two minutes. But, he continued to his speech for ten minutes. On which parliamentaryaffair minister Girish Bapat took objection, which resulted inuproar in the House as the Opposition members stormed into thewell, shouting slogans, demanding justice from the Chairman.

The Chairman adjourned the house first for 10 minutes, whenhouse was reassembled for further proceeding, the Opposition memberscontinued with shouting of slogans.

Deputy Chairman Vasant Dawkhare then adjourned the house for 42 minutes. There after, the proceedings of the House continued for therest of the day as per agenda on the board.