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.