Monsoon Session of the Maharashtra Legislature Postponed Yet Again

Monsoon Session of the Maharashtra Legislature Postponed Yet Again

The monsoon session of the Maharashtra Legislature which was scheduled to begin on August 3 has been postponed to September 7, as per a new report. This comes as Mumbai continues to struggle with the rising number of COVID-19 cases. 

The state legislature’s business advisory committee held a meeting in Mumbai recently where the decision to postpone the session was taken. It should be noted that the monsoon session is being delayed for a second time as it was originally planned for June 22, which was subsequently rescheduled to August 3, and now to September 7. 

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anil Parab added that taking the current situation into account, it would’ve been difficult to make the requisite arrangements for MLAs as well as other staffers. 

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The monsoon session of the state legislature is expected to discuss a number of key issues, particularly with regard to the handling and management of coronavirus in Maharashtra, as well as key infrastructure projects that are currently on hold due to a variety of hurdles.

Meanwhile, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has set up free coronavirus testing centres in Dadar and Mahim, easing the testing hurdles faced by a majority of the residents in Mumbai. A report from yesterday revealed that Mumbai’s Malad had the highest number of COVID-19 positive cases while Borivali, Kandivali, and Dahisar followed. 

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