Congress to move no-confidence motion against CM Devendra Fadnavis after Maratha agitation

Taking an aggressive stand against the BJP-led Maharashtra government on the issue of Maratha quota, Congress on Tuesday said it will move a no-confidence motion against Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for 'insulting' the sentiments of the community.

PTI October 18, 2016 21:13:01 IST
Congress to move no-confidence motion against CM Devendra Fadnavis after Maratha agitation

Mumbai: Taking an aggressive stand against the BJP-led Maharashtra government on the issue of Maratha quota, Congress on Tuesday said it will move a no-confidence motion against Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for "insulting" the sentiments of the community.

Congress to move noconfidence motion against CM Devendra Fadnavis after Maratha agitation

File image of Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis. PTI

Congress leader and former chief minister Narayan Rane on Tuesday demanded Fadnavis' resignation. He quoted the High Court order of 13 October which said the government had sought time as it was collecting further data to file an additional affidavit, which led to adjournment of the hearing of petitions on Maratha reservations beyond Diwali vacation.

The HC has stayed the previous government's ordinance granting reservations to Marathas, and is hearing petitions challenging the ordinance. Rane said contrary to what the state counsel told the HC, Fadnavis, on the same day, had told reporters that the state had not sought more time to file affidavit.

Fadnavis government had not filed any affidavit since it came to power in October 2014, Rane alleged, adding "the government does not intend to give the Maratha community its rightful reservations. It has no concern for the grievances raised by the community through its silent marches." The CM had thus hurt the sentiments of the community, he said.

"We will move a no-confidence motion against Fadnavis during the winter session and a privilege motion in the Legislative Council," Rane said, adding that Congress would seek support of all parties barring BJP and Shiv Sena for the motion.

Updated Date:

also read

Maharashtra Bandh: From FRTWA extending support to BJP's opposition, here's everything you need to know
India

Maharashtra Bandh: From FRTWA extending support to BJP's opposition, here's everything you need to know

What happened in Lakhimpur Kheri was a murder of the country’s Constitution, a violation of the law and a conspiracy to kill the food-provider farmers of the country, said Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha lawmaker Sanjay Raut

Maharashtra to reopen colleges from 20 October for fully-vaccinated students; check details here
India

Maharashtra to reopen colleges from 20 October for fully-vaccinated students; check details here

In regions where the coronavirus active cases are higher and are likely to increase, the decision to start physical classes can be taken by the local corporations.

Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray visits Mumbai temple on first day of Navratri as religious places open across state
India

Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray visits Mumbai temple on first day of Navratri as religious places open across state

Since early morning, devotees were seen visiting various temples in the state capital Mumbai while adhering to the mask and social distancing norms.