Devendra Fadnavis hints at revoking suspension of 19 opposition MLAs

The government is of the view that the opposition is necessary for a healthy democracy and hence is positive about revoking the suspension, said Fadnavis.

Published: 31st March 2017 07:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st March 2017 07:16 PM   |  A+A-

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

By Express News Service

MUMBAI: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday hinted at revoking the suspension of 19 opposition MLAs, who were suspended because of their unruly and irresponsible behaviour.

“The government is of the view that the opposition is necessary for a healthy democracy and hence is positive about revoking the suspension,” Fadnavis told the legislative council.

While the opposition members in the Legislative Assembly have been boycotting House proceedings over the issue, the Congress, NCP led opposition had been forcing the adjournment of the Legislative Council, demanding that the suspensions be revoked.

“Suspensions have happened even in the past and have been revoked later. This time too we (ruling and opposition parties) had a positive discussion over the issue in the chairman’s chamber,” Devendra Fadnavis said.

Despite positive discussions, the revocation could not take place as some members, who were not privy to the discussions, had raked up other issues. However, we have decided to take a positive decision over the issue by Saturday, Fadnavis added. 

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