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Governor prorogue monsoon session of Maha legislature

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari prorogued the monsoon session of the state legislature on Tuesday.

Deputy Speaker of the State Legislature Narhari Zirwal read the prorogation order for the session, which began here on Monday.

The winter session of the legislature will begin on Dec. 7 in Nagpur, Zirwal said.

In the Legislative Council, President Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar read the prorogation order. Earlier today, Vice President Nilam Gorhe called on members of the Upper House to submit additional written requests to Shabhuraj Desai, Minister of the Interior (Rural), Finance and Planning. During the two-day session, the state legislature passed two crucial resolutions, calling for the removal of the 50% cap set by the Supreme Court on caste-based reservations in jobs and education, and requesting the Center to provide 2011 census data on CBOs to the state.

The opening day of the two-day monsoon session on Monday was the scene of great drama as 12 BJP MPs were suspended from the assembly for a year after the state government accused of “misbehaving” with President Bhaskar Jadhav in the President’s chamber.

Opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis called the allegation false and said Jadhav’s account of the incident was “one-sided”.

On Tuesday, opposition BJP lawmakers held a “parallel session” outside the House at the premises of the Legislative Assembly in protest against the suspension of its 12 MPs.

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