Opposition parties -Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have decided to unite against the Bharatiya Janata Party-led (BJP) government for the budget session of the legislature which will begin from Monday. The opposition would be raising issues such as loan waiver and suicide attempts at the state’s headquarter Man-tralay. The budget will be presented on March 9.
Sources said that farmer suicides, delay in the farm loan waiver implementation, allegations of land grabbing and conflict of interest against state tourism minister Jaykumar Raval, Kamala Mills Compound fire , alleged attempts to cover up corruption in the Shiv Sena-ruled Mumbai’s civic body and failure of Make in India to get investment are among the issues that will be taken up by the opposition parties. They have also demanded a “white paper” on investments made in the state and sought answers from chief minister on what happened to investments promised during the ‘Make in India’ event held two years ago.
The leader of opposition in the Assembly Radhakri-shna Vikhe-Patil of the Congress said, “The government has admitted that there is no progress in the investments which were earlier announced by Taiwan-based contract manufacturer Foxconn. The tall claims made by Mr Fadnavis about investments and the employment have been exposed.”