The rulling Bhartiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena grabbed the limelight from the opposition on the demand of the loan waiver to farmers on Thursday. Sena launched a fresh attack on BJP and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis saying they warn the government to announce the loan waiver. BJP too became aggressive and said the discussion was for the loan waiver but the opposition was making it a political issue.
As soon as the house proceedings began on Thursday, BJP legislators took to the well saying the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party were real opponents of the farmers as they did nothing while in the rule. When BJP chief whip Raj Purohit led the protest inside the house for the party, Shiv Sena legislators flashed banners with the photographs of late Bal Thackeray, party chief Uddhav and Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray. Both the ruling parties were so aggressive that opposition, which raised the issue first on Wednesday, appeared pale in comparison.
The Shiv Sena displayed placards saying it is a warning from party chief Uddhav Thackeray to the chief minister Devendra Fandnavis and government for the complete waiver to the farmers. The banner read that the government should immediately write off the loan remarks from the 7/12 extracts of the farmers. The Sena legislators resorted to sit-in on the steps of the Vidhan Bhavan during adjournments.
Despite the three adjournments during question hour and the zero hour, the ruckus was not dying down. Presiding officer Yogesh Sagar adjourned the house for the day.