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Maha Budget Session: Oppn readies for face-off with Govt

The Budget session of Maharashtra Legislature is set for a stormy start from March 18 with the Opposition gearing up its ammunition to put the Congress-NCP government on the mat over a host of issues including law and order and load shedding.

india Updated: Mar 16, 2010 13:55 IST

The Budget session of Maharashtra Legislature is set for a stormy start from March 18 with the Opposition gearing up its ammunition to put the Congress-NCP government on the mat over a host of issues including law and order and load shedding.

With mercury levels rising in most parts of the state, power and drinking water shortage is a cause of acute concern, besides 6-14 hours of load shedding every day.

About 22,000 villages have already been declared scarcity-hit. The recent unseasonal rains in Pune, Konkan and parts of Mastheaded and Vidarbha have hit crops and sowing.

The Opposition will seek a detailed report from the government on damages and steps taken by it to provide relief, Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly Eknath Khadse said.

Also, it expects the budget to reflect on how it will tackle price rise and improve the alarming debt situation.

There is no headway so far in the German Bakery bomb blast case, which killed 17 persons.

"Despite the tall promises made after the 26/11 terror attacks about security measures, the government has fallen flat on this count as is evident from the Pune blast. The investigating agencies have made no headway in the probe. We will question the government on this issue," he said.

Khadse said the Opposition would demand a detailed discussion on Mumbai in the House.

"Lack of security, infrastructure, basic amenities will be the focal point of our discussion," he said.