Published On : Tue, Jul 17th, 2018

Nagpur: Vikhe-Patil stages protest,refused to leave the Maha Assembly

Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil

Nagpur: Leader of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil on Tuesday refused to leave the House in protest despite adjournment, accusing the government of not providing information on compensation to cotton growers whose crops were hit by the pink bollworm. He was in the House for 35 minutes after it was adjourned at 12:30 am.

Earlier, in the house, Vikhe-Patil had demanded report of number of affected cotton farmers were given compensation after the government had announced Rs 37,500 assistance during the winter session of the assembly.

Besides him, Congress MLA Jaykumar Gore, NCP legislators Shashikant Shinde and Sandeep Naik were also in the House.

“We agreed to leave the House after Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis spoke to me over phone, assuring that the information will be shared with the House tomorrow,” Vikhe-Patil said.