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Anti-superstition bill to be tabled in Maha assembly

The long-pending anti-superstition bill would be tabled in the monsoon session of the Maharashtra Legislature, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan said on Sunday.

‘We will table the Bill on anti-superstition after discussion with the representatives of the ‘varkaris’ (devotees of lord Vitthal),’ Chavan told reporters here.

He said that state parliamentary affairs minister Harshavardan Patil and Shashikant Shinde have already met the ‘varkaris’ to clear their doubts. The Opposition led by the BJP and Shiv Sena earlier in the day had said that they would oppose the anti-superstition bill. Maintaining suspense over the tabling of Adarsh Commission report in the Session, which commences tomorrow, he said, ‘We will table the report at an appropriate time.’ He informed that 12 new bills will be tabled during the session while 8 ordinances will be converted into bills.

Expressing satisfaction over the rainfall in most parts of the state, he said, ‘There has been a good rainfall in the several parts of the state. The water stock in Konkan, Amravati and Nagpur has increased. In 277 talukas there has been over 100 per cent rainfall, whereas in 18 talukas there has been less than 75 per cent rainfall.’
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