House adjourned twice on Maratha reservation

House adjourned twice on Maratha reservation

Agency News

Mumbai, Nov 27: The Maharashtra Assembly on Tuesday once again adjourned over the issue of tabling the State Backward Class Commission's report recommending quota for the Maratha community in the House.

The opposition Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have been demanding that the report be tabled in the legislature since last week.

As soon as the Speaker Haribhau Bagde called for the Question Hour, the Congress' deputy leader in the House Vijay Waddetiwar requested that the House be adjourned for 10 minutes since a meeting of group leaders of various parties was underway in the Legislature premises. Then, Mr Bagde adjourned the lower house for 10 minutes.

As soon as the House was reassembled, presiding officer Subhash Sabne adjourned it till 12.15 hrs. Before Sabne entered, the Assembly announced the second adjournment. Waddetiwar came in and asked all the opposition members to come out of the House.

Earlier, an opposition leader said outside the Assembly that the state government had refused to table the report in the House.

"We were told that a bill would be tabled in both Houses of the Legislature which should be passed without discussion," he said, on condition of anonymity.

Meanwhile, the Congress and NCP leaders were holding a meeting in the legislature party office of the Congress to decide their future course of action. Later, on the House was assembled and various bill were passed with voice vote pertaining to farmers, food and various other departments. (UNI)