CM all charged up for  session war with Oppn

Mumbai : The State Government is confident of overcoming all charges levelled against it by the Opposition and would try to get 15 bills passed during the session, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said.

Addressing a press conference here at Sahyadri State Guest House after a cabinet meeting on Sunday, Fadnavis challenged the opposition to quit petty politics and have a fruitful debate in the House during the monsoon session of the assembly starting tomorrow.

“We are ready for every kind of scrutiny if the opposition would stop petty politics and raise the issues in the house in a proper manner,” he said.

Fadnavis also said that the Cabinet has made several crucial decisions at the meeting held today and a detailed announcement regarding these decisions would be made at the session.

During Sunday’s meeting, the Cabinet decided to give counter guarantee for farmers’ loans. “The loan waivers haven’t empowered the farmers in the past. Hence, we have decided to give counter-guarantee for their loans and thereby raise their creditworthiness,” Fadnavis said.

He also said that the Cabinet gave nod to the new ‘Skill Policy’ of the state under the Pramod Mahajan Skills Development Scheme.

The important bills that would be brought to the assembly during the monsoon session would include Right To Services Act, Regulation and Admissions in private non-aided educational institutions bill, Amendment in Mumbai Municipal Act to exempt small houses (below 500 sq ft) from property tax and Amendment in Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) to protect govt employees from criminal cases being lodged against them, the CM said.

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Delay of AI flight to be investigated

Mumbai: Replying to a question regarding his US visit, Fadnavis said a probe has been ordered into the delay of the US-bound flight, in which he had travelled for his official tour recently. “I have requested the Civil Aviation Minister to probe the incident. Another inquiry will be carried out by the state, which will inquire if the CM had asked to be offloaded or held up the plane and also how the clearances were given,” Fadnavis said.

— Staff reporter

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