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Maha Council adjourned for 3rd day over farmers’ issues

The Maharashtra Legislative Council was adjourned for the third consecutive day after opposition’s demand for a discussion on farmers’ issues.

As the proceedings began in the Upper House, the opposition moved an adjournment motion before Deputy Chairman Manikrao Thakre to set aside the daily listed agenda and discuss the problems and other issues related to farmers.

Thakre dismissed the motion, but allowed NCP leader Sunil Tatkare to put forward his views in the House.

The ruling party objected to this, leading to heated arguments between Leader of the House Chandrakant Patil and Leader of Opposition Dhananjay Munde.

The members of the ruling party as well as the opposition trooped into the well of the House.

The proceedings were adjourned four times and finally the Chair adjourned the House for the day at 1.30 pm.

Later, Chandrakant Patil told media persons outside the House that the government was ready to table the answers on the farmers’ issues raised by the opposition.

However, the opposition was not ready to listen and did not let the House run, he said.

The proceedings of the Council were adjourned on the last two days also over demands from the opposition to discuss the issues pertaining to farmers.

Congress candidate in Dahanu municpal corporation, Ashok Shinwar Mali, has emerged as the wealthiest candidate with declared assets worth Rs 27 crore, it said.

However, two candidates have declared that they have ‘zero’ assets.

In terms of the educational qualifications, 52 candidates mentioned that they were illiterate, 93 candidates said they have passed 5th standard, 160 have passed 8th standard, 147 candidates have passed 10th pass. 182 candidates are 12th pass, while 125 candidates are graduates, the report said.

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