The second day of Winter Session, the first for BJP-led Government in Maharashtra, turned out to be a disappointed one for Vidarbha region. Out of the 72 Starred Questions, only 10 questions related to Vidarbha were listed for the business. Remaining questions were listed from other parts of State.
Following were the questions raised by Vidarbha MLAs:
1 City MLAs Sudhakar Kohale and Krishna Khopde raised their question on poor condition of NIT’s gardens in South Nagpur areas.
Answering the question, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the issue raised by members was true. After inspections, the gardens were found to be in poor condition. However, the children’s toys in the gardens were immediately repaired.
2 The Central Nagpur MLA Vikas Kumbhare raised question over misuse of reserved land of Ramaji Wadi (New Shukrawari) for commercial purpose.
Replying to the question, the Chief Minister said the land was sanctioned on July 28 in 1965. In the amended records, the Plot Nos. 9 and 10 were shown as open land. However, due to presentation of bogus papers, a sanction was accorded for combining the plots together on August 26, 2005. On February 14, 2006, permission was granted for construction. But as the matter came to light, NMC refused the permission for construction on March 17, 2008. At present, there is a Hanuman Temple and the remaining land is lying open.
3 Congress MLAs Vijay Wadettiwar and Sunil Deshmukh raised questions relating to scrapping of LBT and Octroi being enforced in Municipal limits. They said that LBT is being enforced in 25 out of 26 Municipal Corporations across the State which is being opposed by traders. They sought to know whether the Federation of Maharashtra demanded cancellation of the tax.
Chief Minister Fadnavis said that the Government has received memorandums from different organizations demanding scrapping of LBT. The matter is in consideration of Government.
4 BJP MLAs Sudhakar Kohale, Vikas Kumbhare, Krishna Khopde, Sudhakar Deshmukh and Shiv Sena MLA Ashish Jaiswal raised the issue of problems being faced by people due to implementation of Gunthewari in the limits of Nagpur Improvement Trust and Nagpur Municipal Corporation.
In his reply, the Chief Minister accepted that Government’s attention was drawn towards the issue by the said members on November 10, 2014. The Nagpur Improvement Trust has been directed to immediately submit a report on the ground reality in this connection.
5 Central Nagpur MLA Vikas Kumbhare raised the issue of installation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s statue at the centre of historic Gandhisagar Lake in the city.
Answering the question, Public Works Minister Chandrakant Patil said the decision in this regard has to be taken by Urban Development Department. Therefore, the matter has been sent to the concerned department.