MLA Krishna Hedge raised the issue of incorrect weighing system in rationing shops. He appealed the state to increase the profit margins of rationing shops so that they do not cheat ignorant consumers. MLAs demanded death penalty for those indulging in milk adulteration. Soon after the revocation of suspension of nine legislators of Shiv Sena and BJP, a jubilant opposition got back into action. Leader of the Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly Eknath Khadse alleged that the Congress-NCP combine government has taken the overdraft of Rs 1,000 crore to meet the depleted financial position of the state and sought details about it. Opposition leader Eknath Khadse alleged in the legislative assembly that Sharad Pawar and his wife had flown with tainted DB Realty boss Shahid Balwa to Dubai last year. After the railways, the state government has also washed its hands off the Garib Nagar slums. Claiming that government officials were misusing a law that protects them from arbitrary transfers, home minister RR Patil told the state assembly that his department would move a proposal to amend the existing law.
December 22, 2014