Leaders of opposition Congress
and NCP Monday called on Governor Vidyasagar Raoandurged him
to prevail upon the BJP-led government in Maharashtra to
extend the duration of the winter session of the legislature.
The two-week winter session commenced here Monday.
The session, which will concludeon November 30, will
have only eight working days.
A Congress-NCP delegation met Rao and pressed for
extension of the winter session, being held in Mumbai after 57
years. The winter session is generally held in Nagpur, the
second capital of Maharashtra.
The delegation was led byLeader of Opposition in the
Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil (Congress) and his Council
counterpart Dhananjay Munde (NCP).
Former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan of the
prominent among those present at the meeting with Rao.
Talking to reporters, Vikhe-Patil said there are
several pressing issues before the state which need to be
discussed in the legislature and eight days are too short for
deliberations on them in both Houses.
Congress leader Mohammed Arif Naseem Khan saidthe
government has tabled supplementary demands to the tune of Rs
20,000 crore and these demands need to be discussed
"We told the governor that various issues related to
reservations, farmers, drought also need to be discussed in
the legislature to provide relief to the citizens.
"Eight days' time is too little for highlighting the
pressing issues on the floor of the legislature. The duration
(of winter session) should be extended by at least two weeks,"
The Congress MLA claimed the Governor assured the
delegation that he would speak to the chief minister in this
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