Fadnavis govt set to face Cong onslaught in the winter session
NAGPUR: The Devendra Fadnavisled government is set have a tough time in the upcoming winter session of the state legislature that begins in Nagpur on December 7. The opposition, Congress and NCP, are expected to corner the government on several issues such as “poor redressal of the drought-like situation in the state”, rising prices of essential commodities, intolerance and deteriorating law and order situation, among others.
“There is a widespread discontent with the government’s performance across all sections of society,” said Ashok Chavan, former chief minister and Congress’ state unit chief.
The Congress has planned a march on Tuesday, the second day of the session, to protest against the government’s inaction on farmer suicides, increasing agrarian distress and other issues. Chavan said the protest march would include representatives from all sections of the society. Former CMs Prithviraj Chavan, Narayan Rane, former state unit chief Manikrao Thakre and senior leaders Patangrao Kadam, Shivajirao Deshmukh, Harshawardhan Patil along with state youth Congress chief Vishwajit Kadam are expected to be part of the protest march.
However, revenue minister Eknath Khadse said the government has “done a lot” in one year and it was ready to face the opposition on the floor of the House.
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