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Maharashtra: Oppn relents after CM assures even-handed fund allocation

Maharashtra Legislative Assembly proceedings were disrupted for the second day on Wednesday over constituency-wise allocation of funds to MLAs. The impasse ended only after chief minister Prithviraj Chavan assured that the imbalance, if any, would be removed. ‘The government will take a decision that will be satisfactory to all. We will remove any sense of injustice done to (opposition) legislators,’ Chavan said after the Lower House was adjourned three times. ‘I agree that funds were diverted for drought-relief work and as a result, there was some shortage in allocation for road repair work,’ he said.

Chavan, who met party group leaders in the House to resolve the impasse, assured that discrimination, if any, in allocation of funds between ruling and opposition legislators will be removed. Earlier, proceedings were disrupted thrice with opposition alleging that the government had approved development work proposals worth Rs 10 crore each for constituencies affiliated to the ruling Congress-NCP coalition.
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