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Maharashtra government to present its budget on March 6

The budget session of the Maharashtra legislature will commence on February 24 and will end on March 20. The BAC has decided that this budget session will go on for nearly 18 working days.

Maharashtra government to present its budget on March 6
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Maharashtra government is set to present its first budget on March 6 in the upcoming state legislature session. This budget session, all eyes will be on the newly formed three-party Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government. The Uddhav Thackeray-led government took office on November 28. 

On Monday, the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of the Maharashtra legislature decided the same while finalising the agenda for the budget session of the financial year 2020-21. 

The budget session of the Maharashtra legislature will commence on February 24 and will end on March 20. The BAC has decided that this budget session will go on for nearly 18 working days. 

According to the officials, the BAC has also decided to hold a discussion of the issue of women’s safety in Maharashtra and making Marathi compulsory in schools. 

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A 24-year-old young college teacher was set ablaze on February 3 allegedly by a man in Maharashtra’s Wardha district who had been stalking her for the past two years. 

On Monday, the girl was reported dead as she couldn’t survive the injuries on her body. The young professor suffered 40 per cent burn injuries. 

The BAC meeting was attended by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Deputy CM Ajit Pawar, Maharashtra assembly speaker Nana Patole, council chairman Ramraje Naik-Nimbalkar along with other leaders from ruling and opposition parties. 

On the first day of the Maharashtra legislature session, the Uddhav Thackeray-led government will introduce a bill to make Marathi compulsory in all schools. 

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Earlier in February 2019, former Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar had presented a ₹99,000 crore interim budget. Later in June 2019, the BJP government then presented a ‘progressive’ interim budget. 

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