Updated on: Monday, December 27, 2021, 10:11 PM IST

Maharashtra: Budget session to be held in Nagpur from February 28

Maharashtra Dy CM Ajit Pawar  | Twitter/@AjitPawarSpeaks

Maharashtra Dy CM Ajit Pawar | Twitter/@AjitPawarSpeaks


After two successive winter sessions in Mumbai owing to the coronavirus pandemic, the budget session of Maharashtra Legislature will be held from February 28 in Nagpur, the state’s second capital. The ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi government and opposition BJP were unanimous on this issue. The government made the announcement after the state cabinet gave its approval.

Thereafter, the Business Advisory Committees of the state assembly and council also gave their nod for holding a budget session in Nagpur.

Earlier, Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis said the budget session needs to be held in Nagpur and reminded that it was discussed at the Business Advisory Committee held recently. Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar added that the cabinet will take a decision and it will be announced thereafter.

As per the convention, the winter session of the state legislature is held in Nagpur every year. However, in 2020 it was shifted to Mumbai due to the pandemic, while in 2021 it was also in the wake of Covid crisis and also because Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was recovering from a spinal surgery.

The idea behind the Nagpur session was to give a level playing field to Vidarbha as envisaged by the Nagpur pact.

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Published on: Monday, December 27, 2021, 10:11 PM IST