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Opposition refuses CM's 'chai pe charcha'

Monday, February 25, 2019
By A Special Correspondent

The leader of the opposition in the state legislative Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil yesterday alleged that the BJP-led state government is pretending itself as the ‘gully boy’, however, looking at the state of affair it has actually proved as a ‘bad boys.    

Speaking to reporters on the eve of budget session of the legislature, Vikhe-Patil said, “The state government should not announce populist or policy decisions in the interim budget session of the state legislature. We are not happy with the BJP-Shiv Sena's overall governance and the way of running the administration. Its farm loan waiver and water conservation schemes are mired in corruption but no action has been taken”.

“Looking at the situation in the state we have decided not to respond to the Chief Minister's invitation for tea on the eve of the session. The opposition has decided to boycott the customary tea party,” he added further.

The leader of opposition in the legislative Council Dhananjay Munde, state NCP president Jayant Patil and People's Republican Party leader Jogendra Kawade were also present at the press conference. Munde also targeted the government. He said, “It being an interim budget session before the Lok Sabha elections. Against this backdrop, we hope that the government will not make any populist announcement unlike those made in the Union budget presented by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal. The government should not take any policy decision this time around. At least 11 Ministers in the state cabinet are facing corruption charges. We have lost confidence in this government,” Munde  added further.

The six-day session will begin with the address of Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao. The vote-on-account, which will have budget provisions till July 31, will be tabled on February 27.

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