Assembly Speaker Dilip Walse-Patil on Monday asked Independent legislator Bachchu Kadu to leave the Assembly for not maintaining the decorum of the House because he walked in without his shirt. Kadu had vowed not to wear a shirt until the government accepted the demand of the people from his constituency to cancel a power project. On Monday, he came to the Assembly wearing a vest. Walse-Patil asked him to leave the House and said he will not be allowed to attend the proceedings it if he did not dress suitably. The Speaker has called a meeting of party leaders in the Assembly to discuss how to maintain the decorum of the House.
No proposal to move port trust from Sewri
Nagpur: Minister for industries and ports, Narayan Rane, told the Legislative Council on Monday that there is no proposal for shifting the Mumbai Port Trust from Sewri despite the scare following a gas leak there a few months ago. Rane, in reply to a question by Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam through a calling attention motion, said the port was operating under the Union government and so far there is no proposal from the Centre to shift it.
Abu apologises for remarks against Purke
Nagpur: Samajwadi Party legislator Abu Azmi on Monday apologised to the Assembly for his remarks against, Deputy Speaker, Vasant Purke, on Friday. Azmi had raised the issue of WikiLeaks and wanted to speak about it but Purke refused permission.Azmi later passed some remarks about Purke outside the House. Opposition leader Eknath Khadse raised the issue on Monday after which Azmi apologised.
‘Create separate Mumbai-Konkan state’
Nagpur: Shiv Sena legislator Suryakant Dalvi created a flutter by demanding a separate state comprising Konkan and Mumbai. Dalvi was speaking during the debate over the Jaitapur nuclear power plant and opposed the project saying it had been imposed on the people of Konkan. He said if the government continued to do so, people will be forced to demand a separate state comprising Konkan and Mumbai. NCP legislator Jitendra Awhad objected to this and asked the Sena to clarify its stand.