Maha House proceedings stalled on CAG, suspension of MLAs issue
The Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly today stalled House proceedings protesting the delay on part of the government in tabling the CAG report and revocation of suspension of 14 of its MLAs.mumbai Updated: Apr 16, 2012 15:28 IST
The Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on Monday stalled House proceedings protesting the delay on part of the government in tabling the CAG report and revocation of suspension of 14 of its MLAs.
As Opposition members trooped into the well and squatted shouting slogans against the government for non fulfillment of its promise of tabling the CAG report on Monday and revoking the suspension of the MLAs. The House was adjourned till the end of the Question Hour.
Sudhir Mungantiwar (BJP) raised the issue during the Question Hour. Even though the government assured the members that the CAG report would be tabled on Tuesday, it was non-commital on revocation of the suspension of MLAs.
Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar told the House that the report has been forwarded to governor K Sankaranarayanan.
"The Governor, who was out of town has returned this morning. He will sign the report and forward it back to the government. The report will be tabled tomorrow," he added.
"Referring to the revocation issue, Pawar said, "discussion can take place. But the decision has been taken."
Industries minister Narayan Rane said it was the government's prerogative to decide when to table the report in the first session of the legislature.
"There is no question of government deliberately delaying it," he said.
PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal said the cabinet had sought Advocate General's opinion on the CAG report.