Published On : Tue, Dec 16th, 2014

Marathwada MLAs agitate for IIM at Aurangabad


MLAs from Marathwada who came here to attend the state assembly’s winter session have demanded for creation of an Institute of Management (IIM)at Aurangabad. The members resorted to agitation to press their demand.

Later, State Minister for primary, higher and technical education Vinod Tawde, who is also handling Medical Education and Culture department, visited the spot and assured the agitating MLAs that a proposal for IIMs at Nagpur, Aurangabad, Pune and Ratnagiri has already been received. A note from MLAs of Marathwada claiming the plus points (advantages of an IIM in coming up at Aurangabad) has also been received. Tawde has sent the same note to the concerned Central Ministry for their perusal.

Vijay Wadettiwar lashes out at ruling party MLAs

Meanwhile, Vijay Wadettiwar of Congress lambasted the government saying that the ruling party MLAs seem to be enjoying a picnic at Nagpur. He claimed that the MLAs are visiting the farms in the night and inspecting the damage with a torch-light.

Wadettiwar added that a Minister of the Central Government has claimed that they have not received any proposal for Central Government aid for Drought Relief. Minister of the Central Government also allegedly claimed that when they never received any proposal or request from the state government, how will they send any aid?

The Central Government Fact Finding Committee too have arrived very late to assess the situation at the drought-prone areas. They too are allegedly not serious about allaying the plight of the farmers.