In Maharashtra, the Opposition BJP today formed a parallel Legislative Assembly in the premises of Vidhan Bhawan in Mumbai to protest against the suspension of twelve of its MLAs. Alleging unruly behaviour on the floor of the house, Presiding Officer Bhaskar Jadhav had yesterday suspended the 12 MLAs for a year.
Raising objection to the convention of the parallel Assembly in the premises of Vidhan Bhawan, Shiv Sena legislator Bhaskar Jadhav asked Speaker In-Charge Narhari Jhirval to confiscate the microphone and loudspeakers set up for Opposition legislators to express their views.
Adhering to the instructions of Presiding Officer, Bhaskar Jadhav the Marshals of Vidhan Bhawan confiscated the loud speaker and mic. Later, after the media was asked to stop the live coverage, Leader of the Opposition Devendra Fadnavis slammed the government and said they would convene the Assembly in the Vidhan Bhawan press room. He accused the MVA Government of hiding the COVID-19 death figures. He alleged that in Mumbai alone information of 17 thousand two hundred and 59 deaths were concealed.
Amidst all this, State Agriculture Minister Dadaji Bhuse tabled Farmers’ Empowerment and Security, Assured Value and Agriculture Service Agreement Bill-2021 which is aimed at suggesting reforms to the Centre’s three Agri Bills.
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said, the three Agri Bills which would tabled by the different departments of Maharashtra Government are aimed at giving justice to the farmers, to give them their assured returns in time and minimum support price. He said farmers’ can make suggestions to the Bills tabled by the State Government. He said, the debate on the Bill will be held in Nagpur during the Winter Session of the State Legislature.