December 9, 2017, 2:30 PM
Shops around Nagpur’s Vidhan Bhavan
Vidhan Bhavan at Nagpur

Thirteen new bills are expected to be tabled (in both the houses) during the winter session of Maharashtra assembly, which starts from December 11, 2017 in Nagpur. According to Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Girish Bapat, 11 ordinances would also be tabled apart from the 13 bills, for the approval by the House. The Gujarat elections, whose results are expected on December 18, are going to be the focal point of the winter session.

As per reports, the Opposition has decided to attack the BJP led government on issues like loan waiver for farmers, inflated farm prices and Maratha reservation. They also plan to carry out a grand rally on December 12, which coincides with NCP supremo Sharad Pawar’s birthday.

Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council, Dhananjay Munde, has demanded that the session must be held for four weeks for the discussion of several serious issues concerning Vidarbha. BJP leader Girish Bapat too has demanded to utilise all 11 working days as well as increase the duration of the daily sessions in both the houses to discuss issues that surround the backward region of Vidarbha.

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