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Won't allow assembly to function over confidence vote: MPCC

Nagpur: The Congress will not allow the Maharashtra State Assembly to function and will corner the BJP-led state government, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) said here today.“The Devendra Fadnavis government is illegal and unconstitutional. It
PTI November 23, 2014 20:37 IST
PTI

Nagpur: The Congress will not allow the Maharashtra State Assembly to function and will corner the BJP-led state government, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) said here today.

“The Devendra Fadnavis government is illegal and unconstitutional. It has failed to face the confidence motion on the floor of the House on November 12,” MPCC Chief Manikrao Thakre and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithiviraj Chavan told reporters at a press conference here today.  “The voice vote was a farce and cannot be justified,” Chavan said, quoting the speech of former Supreme Court Justice and former Press Council of India (PCI) Justice P B Sawant.

Thakre said that BJP has also failed to submit a list of legislators supporting the ruling party.

“We have asked for a copy of the video recording of the proceedings of the House but this has been denied by the Speaker,” he said.

Chavan said that there is a conspiracy to suspend more Congress MLAs from the House.
He said that a committee under the chairmanship of the Speaker himself has been formed to find out more Congress faces whom the BJP held responsible for heckling the Governor of the State.

Five of the members have been suspended by the Speaker already, he said.

Thakre accused the BJP government of being insensitive towards farmers in distress due to delayed rains and cotton growers suffering due to inadequate prices.  The Congress would also resort to a road blockade agitation from December 1 against the killings of three Dalits in  Javkheda village in Ahmednagar District.