Border row to hot up Maharashtra winter session | India News


NAGPUR: The Maharashtra opposition demanded a three-week assembly winter session, beginning in Nagpur Monday, to discuss backward regions of Vidarbha and Marathwada, and also boycotted the customary tea party hosted by chief minister Eknath Shinde at his official residence in the city on Sunday evening.
An all-party opposition meeting had made it clear that it would target the BJP-Shiv Sena (Balasaheb) government over the border controversy with Karnataka, alleged insult of icons like Shivaji Maharaj by governor BS Koshyari, agrarian distress, and shifting of big-ticket projects to neighbouring states.
Leader of opposition Ajit Pawar said the Shinde-Fadnavis government had miserably failed to fulfil expectations of people of Maharashtra on all counts after and, therefore, all opposition parties had unanimously decided to stay off the CM’s tea party.
NCP’s Chhagan Bhujbal said: “Never in Maharashtra’s 62-year history such a large number of villages in border areas have expressed wish to shift to neighbouring states for not getting requisite facilities.”


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