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Proceedings in the Maharashtra

Legislative Council continued to be disrupted Monday by the

Opposition over demands for drought relief measures in the

state and reservations for the Maratha community.

Council chairman Ramraje Nimbalkar directed the

government to call a meet of leaders from all parties Tuesday

morning to come up with a mutually acceptable solution to

clear the logjam.

Responding to the Opposition, Leader of the House

Chandrakant Patil said the government had almost finished

taking action on eight drought relief measures and pending

ones would also be completed immediately.

He said the government had already sent a proposal to

the Centre seeking assistance, adding that relief measures

were being taken notwithstanding the Union government's


Speaking on the quota issue, Patil, the state's

Revenue minister, said the government had requested Maratha

protesters to not go ahead with their protest Monday, keeping

in mind the importance of the 26/11 terror attack anniversary.

However, they (protesters) did not heed the request,

Patil informed.

"We will be tabling the Maratha reservation bill in

the House this week. Hence we have told them there is no need

for an agitation. Since we are tabling the bill, there is no

compulsion to table an Action Taken Report (ATR) as well,"

Patil said.

"Also, I request you (Chairman) to advise the

Opposition that questions can be solved only when the House

functions and not by disruptions," Patil said.

Earlier, the Leader of Opposition in the Council,

Dhananjay Munde, demanded that the government provide a

compensation of Rs 50,000 per hectare for crop losses and Rs 1

lakh a hectare for orchards.

"Discussions on this issue can happen later. However,

immediate relief measures are needed now. We will not let the

House function till this happens," he said.

He further said that, on one hand, Chief Minister

Devendra Fadnavis was asking the Maratha community to be ready

for a celebration on December 1, and on the other, police were

arresting protesters.

Munde said the State Backward Class Commission report

was submitted a fortnight ago and leaked to the media.

However, the NCP leader added, it had not been tabled

yet and, therefore, the Opposition did not even know its


He added that the report of the Tata Institute of

Social Sciences on reservation for the Dhangar community was

submitted to the government over two months ago and its

contents were neither leaked to the media nor was it tabled.

"So has TISS opined Dhangars are backward or not?" he


The House was adjourned twice following din by the

Opposition, before being adjourned for the day.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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