Published On : Tue, Nov 16th, 2021

Winter Session at Nagpur may be postponed by a week?

Uncertainty looms as unconfirmed reports suggested that the session being held in Mumbai and not in Nagpur

Nagpur: In view of MLC polls in the State on December 10, the Winter Session of Maharashtra Legislature, scheduled to be held from December 7, is likely to be postponed by a week. A demand to this effect was made to the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray by all political parties, media reports said.

According to reports, uncertainty looms large over the Winter Session with unconfirmed reports suggesting that the session being held in Mumbai instead of Nagpur as the Chief Minister Thackeray underwent an operation for neck pain and also due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The Winter Session, which is to begin on December 7, will have to be postponed because of the election to the State Council slated for December 10. It is likely to take place in January. The Business Advisory Committees (BACs) of the State Assembly and Council have not yet met to decide the session business as the file is pending the CM’s approval.

The decision on the new date and the venue will be taken at the BACs of both Houses. The senior officials from the Legislature Secretariat had recently visited Nagpur to take stock of the situation. Meanwhile, all the political parties have demanded postponement of the session by a week in view of MLC polls on December 10.

Reports said the Public Works Department though has floated tenders for painting and related works at the legislature, VIP bungalows and other buildings at Nagpur, the contracts have not been awarded pending the decision on the venue of the Winter Session. PWD will have to strive to complete these works in the next 20 days. A large number of ruling and opposition members are in favour of at least a two weeks session in Nagpur but others are scared about virus infection amid pandemic.