Monsoon Session: Opposition parties protest against Fadnavis-led government on first day

Before the assembly proceedings could begin, the opposition parties protested against the ruling BJP and Shiv Sena government while accusing the latter of "misleading" people

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With opposition parties and its leaders protesting against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena government, the Maharashtra Assembly monsoon session began amid huge ruckus. The opposition leaders blamed the Fadnavis-led government of “betraying” the farmers and commoners.  

The opposition parties attacked the Fadnavis-led government on the issue of farmer distress and development while chanting slogans - “Aya Ram, Gaya Ram” - against the loyalty shift of several leaders from the opposition to BJP.

When asked, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Abu Azmi said that people are not satisfied with the current BJP and Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra. “They have deceived people,” claimed Azmi while protesting.  

Earlier, the opposition had cornered the ruling government saying that there is a lack of development on the ground and the Fadnavis-led government was misleading people.  Opposition leader in Maharashtra Legislative Council, Dhananjay Munde claimed that the state government’s claim of development was “virtual” and its impact was not visible on the ground.  

Earlier on Sunday, ahead of the start of Maharashtra Assembly monsoon session, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced the expansion of state cabinet and inducted several leaders in the same from the opposition parties.  

With the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders, on local and state level, shifting their loyalties, the biggest setback has come after Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil was inducted in the state cabinet.

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