Uddhav Thackeray faction dropped from Maha legislature committeetext_fields
Mumbai: Uddhav Thackeray faction of Shiv Sena in Maharashtra Assembly was dropped from the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) to prepare for the upcoming Monsoon Session, IANS reported.
On Thursday, A letter written by Thackeray faction leader and chief whip Ajay Chaudhari, seeking representation to the BAC, was rejected by Speaker Rahul Narvekar.
Meanwhile, two ministers from Chief Minister Eknath Shinde's faction have been included in the BAC, presided over by Shinde and attended by group leaders of all parties.
The BAC decided to extend the Monsoon Session by two days, and now it will be held from August 17-25. This is because the legislature will be off on August 19 due to the Dahi Handi celebrations. Also, the weekend. Therefore two extra days will give more time for discussions.
The BAC members include Shinde, BJP'sBJP's Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, Leader of Opposition Ajit Pawar, NCP'sNCP's Jayant Patil, BJP's Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, Sudhir Mungantiwar and Chandrakant Patil, and Congress'Congress' Balasaheb Thorat and Ashok Chavan. There are also invitees like Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal (NCP), Ashish Shelar (BJP), Chhagan Bhujbal (NCP) and Amin Patel (Congress) in the BAC.
From the Council, besides Deputy Chairperson Neelam Gorhe, the BAC has newly-appointed Leader of Opposition Ambadas Danve and Anil Parab, both from Shiv Sena, Pravin Darekar and Vijay Girdhar (BJP), Shashikant Shinde (NCP) and Bhai Jagtap (Congress).
Besides Deputy Chairperson Neelam Gorhe, the BAC has newly-appointed Leader of Opposition Ambadas Danve and Anil Parab, both from Shiv Sena, Pravin Darekar and Vijay Girdhar (BJP), Shashikant Shinde (NCP) and Bhai Jagtap (Congress).
Also, invitees from the upper house included Chandrashekhar Bawankule and Ranjitsinh Mohite-Patil (BJP), Jayant Patil (PWP), and Kapil Patil (Lok Bharati) and Vikas Potnis (Shiv Sena).
After the government headed by Shinde and Fadnavis was sworn in on June 30, the monsoon session was initially scheduled to start on July 17 but was postponed for various reasons.