The Opposition in the Assembly moved breach of privilege motions against Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, Home Minister, R.R. Patil, and NCP legislator, Jitendra Awhad, on Tuesday.
MNS legislator, Nitin Bhosale, moved a breach of privilege motion against Patil and Awhad over revelations made in the Assembly last week during a discussion on law and order. Awhad had claimed that a plot had been hatched to kill Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief, Mohan Bhagwat.
Bhosale said if Awhad had this information, he is guilty of keeping it from the government and the Assembly. “Awhad named Abhinav Bharat and Sanathan Sanstha as those behind the Samjhauta Express blasts, and those who conspired to kill Bhagwat,” Bhosale said. “In his reply, Patil also revealed the recorded conversation between accused. This should have been brought to the notice of the House earlier.” Bhosale called this a “ploy to confuse the House”.
Sena legislator A.M. Wani moved a similar motion against Chavan for announcing an award in the name of noted Marathi poet, Vinda Karandikar, at the Pune Sahitya Sammelan. Wani said the announcement should have been made in the House first and not doing so amounted to breach of privilege.