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19 Opposition members suspended from Maharashtra Assembly

first_imgNineteen MLAs, belonging to the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party were on Wednesday suspended till December 31 for creating ruckus in the Assembly while Finance Minister Sudhir Munguntiwar was presenting the Budget on Saturday.The House, which reassembled after three days, adopted a resolution brought by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Girish Bapat seeking the suspension of MLAs who attempted to disrupt the Budget speech, demanding farm loan waiver. Following this, Speaker Haribhau Bagde issued suspension orders.Of the 19 MLAs, 10 belonged to the Congress and nine to the NCP. Congress heavyweight from Vidarbha Vijay Vadettiwar and former ministers Bhaskar Jadhav, Jitendra Awhad, and D.P. Sawant were among them.  The resolution was favoured by both the BJP and Shiv Sena MLAs. In addition to raising slogans on Saturday, the 19 MLAs had brought banners inside the House as a mark of protest. The Opposition burnt the copies of Budget book outside the Assembly since it had no mention of loan waiver.last_img

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