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MVA govt. not interested in extending the duration: Devendra Fadnavis on two-day winter session

BJP leader also said that a longer session was expected so that it would enable discussion on various issues concerning people and farmers in the state. However, this government has shown no interest in extending its duration.

MVA govt. not interested in extending the duration: Devendra Fadnavis on two-day winter session
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Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis lashed out at the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government expressed its displeasure over the decision to hold the winter session in Mumbai and that too for only two days. He also questioned that why the government was not ready to face the opposition for a discussion.

"The state government has called only a two-day Assembly session on December 14. We had demanded it should go on for 2 weeks. There is a problem for farmers in Maharashtra and they're not being helped, crimes against women are also rising," Devendra Fadnavis said while talking to reporters.

BJP leader also said that a longer session was expected so that it would enable discussion on various issues concerning people and farmers in the state. However, this government has shown no interest in extending its duration.

"Excess rainfall, floods, cyclone and now the widespread pest infection have damaged various crops from time to time during this year," the Leader of Opposition said at the Legislative Assembly said.

"Cotton and soybean crops in Vidarbha, Marathwada and North Maharashtra regions got affected on a large scale due to various pest attacks. The unresolved issues related to the Maratha community, anxiety among the OBCs over possible encroachment on their reservation by other communities and women feeling highly unsafe are also other key issues. Therefore, we wanted to have a discussion on these points during the session," Fadnavis said.

In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of the State Council and Assembly, on Thursday, December 4 decided to curtail the winter session of the Maharashtra legislature to just two days. The session that was scheduled to begin from December 7 has been postponed to December 14 and 15.

For the first time in the last 60 years, the Maharashtra legislature decided to hold its winter session in Mumbai instead of Nagpur due to the pandemic.

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