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Mumbai : Suspension of MLAS to be revoked

Suspension of Diwakar Raote, legislator representing Shiv Sena, will be revoked on Tuesday.

mumbai Updated: Jul 30, 2013 09:27 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Suspension of Diwakar Raote, legislator representing Shiv Sena, will be revoked on Tuesday.

After a nine-hour sit-in agitation by Opposition in the legislative Assembly on Monday, the state government, on Monday, decided to revoke the suspension of MLAs Pravin Darekar (Maharashtra Navnirman Sena) and Omraje Nimbalkar (Shiv Sena).

The suspension of MLC Diwakar Raote too will be revoked.

The Opposition has been staging an agitation inside the Assembly hall by holding mock proceedings to ridicule the government.

The impasse ended after chief minister Prithviraj Chavan assured them relief.

Taking a note of the noncooperation, leaders from ruling parties urged the Opposition to participate in the business.

They told the House that they were ready to discuss the issues related to irrigation projects in the state.

Leader of opposition Vinod Tawde demanded the suspension of Raote be revoked with immediate effect as he was victimised for no fault.

Tawde said that although Raote had used derogatory language at the meeting convened by the chairman of the council, it was not abusive.

Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar said that the government was ready to debate the irrigation issue.

Industries minister Narayan Rane said the opposition should choose parliamentary ways to raise important issues.

Chairman of the state council Shivajirao Deshmukh convened a meeting of the opposition leader and the group leaders after a couple of adjournments to break the stalemate.

The government has admitted the debate on the irrigationrelated issue and Raote’s suspension is expected to be withdrawn before the debate starts.

Rane had raised objection, last week, to debate the alleged scams in the irrigation projects as the matter was sub-judice and the high court was holding the hearing of the alleged scam.

The Opposition leaders also met governor K Sankaranarayanan on Sunday evening and complained about the alleged ‘suppression’ by the ruling government.

First Published: Jul 30, 2013 09:23 IST