Note ban may generate heat in Maha winter session
Buoyed by the party's success in local body polls, the BJP-led government will enter the Winter session of Maharashtra Assembly with confidence but the opposition will seek to put it on mat over key issues like the problems being faced by common people, cooperative banks and farmers due to note ban, and the Maratha quota stir.
A relatively weak and divided opposition will have to carefully plan its floor strategy to corner the BJP-Shiv Sena coalition in the backdrop of BJP's good poll show, in the session beginning here from Monday.
The Congress-led opposition is likely to stridently raise the issue of demonetisation, deaths in bank and ATM queues, distress the exercise has caused to citizens, especially farmers, and cash crunch faced by cooperative banks (banned by RBI from exchanging old notes).
The widespread agitation on the issue of reservation for Marathas is likely to figure prominently in the House.
The role of Shiv Sena will be watched keenly as the BJP's ruling ally has severely criticised the implementation of the cash recall exercise announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8 and hardships faced by the common man due to it.
The opposition is likely to grill the government over the alleged sexual assault on minor tribal girls in a state-aided residential school in Buldhana district.