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BJP demands dissolution of Maharashtra Assembly

Maharashtra unit of BJP demanded immediate dissolution of State Assembly for allegedly violating the Constitution.
None | By Press Trust of India, Nagpur
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2006 08:48 PM IST

Maharashtra unit of BJP on Saturday demanded immediate dissolution of State Assembly for allegedly violating the Constitution by "not implementing" directions of State Governor on allocation of budgetary funding for irrigational purposes.

"We are writing to President and Prime Minister for immediate dissolution of the House following breakdown of constitutional machinery by violation of provisions of Article 371 (2) of Constitution," BJP state president Nitin Gadkari told reporters in Nagpur.

He said the Opposition parties will disrupt the proceedings of the House on Monday, which was adjourned on Friday following uproarious scenes over the alleged constitutional breach done by the state government by diverting Rs 263 crore meant for irrigation and other projects for the regions of Vidharbha Marathwada and Konkan.

"We are asking Prime Minister to inquire into the violation of constitutional provisions by the Home Ministry which is a standard practice," Gadkari demanded.

Gadkari said, Opposition leaders on Friday met Governor SM Krishna to appraise him on the Constitutional breach done by the state government.

"The then Governor PC Alexander has issued directions in 1994 which has been enacted to remove the regional imbalance in the developmental backlog," Gadkari said.

The directions were binding on government and their violation is a clear violation of Constituion, Gadkari alleged.

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