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No-trust motion likely to come up on Tuesday

Shailesh Gaikwad, Hindustan Times  Nagpur, December 11, 2012
First Published: 01:00 IST(11/12/2012) | Last Updated: 01:01 IST(11/12/2012)

The Shiv Sena will have to garner support from other opposition parties as the issue of the no-trust motion against the Congress-NCP government is likely come up before the Assembly on Tuesday.


The Sena has sought to move the no-trust motion against the government during the winter session. Sources said the notice seeking the motion has to be brought before the Assembly within two days after the session begins. The motion would be brought to the House’s attention after which 29 MLAs will have to stand and support it after which the date for the motion will be decided.

The entire Opposition does not have numbers to bring down the Congress-NCP government.

The Shiv Sena (46) doesn’t have adequate number in the lower house of 289. The BJP (48 including supporters), too, is unwilling to take part, while MNS (12) has opposed the motion. The Congress, NCP and their supporters have 176 seats, more than enough for rejecting the motion.

State govt in dilemma over private univ law The state government is in a dilemma over the legislation allowing self-financing universities that was returned by the Governor asking it to make reservation mandatory for them as per the state's policy.

The issue is likely to come up for discussion in state cabinet's meeting in a day or two.

“The motive behind passing the law was that private educational institutions both Indian and foreign should set up universities in Maharashtra. However these institutions will get less than half of the seats for open categories and they are not too keen on following this,” said a senior minister seeking anonymity.

But is not politically feasible for Congress-NCP government to ignore demand for reservation. Further, with Governor K Sankaranarayan pointing out that the state's policy on reservation should be followed, it is not legally feasible as well.

The legislation was passed some time ago but was returned by the Governor last month over the issue of following state policy on reservation.

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