Mumbai, September 7
Chaotic scenes have been witnessed within the Maharashtra Vidhan Bhavan premises on Monday earlier than the graduation of the monsoon session of the state legislature as a number of MLAs weren’t allowed inside since their coronavirus take a look at studies weren’t accessible.
The two-day monsoon session of the state legislature started amid the shadow of COVID-19.
Former speaker Haribhau Bagade and different legislators, who weren’t in a position to enter the Vidhan Bhavan, complained to state Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar when he arrived there.
Pawar known as legislature secretary Rajendra Bhagwat and requested him to make sure that all legislators whose take a look at studies are unfavourable be allowed inside on the earliest.
He additionally summoned the native deputy commissioner of police and requested him to clear the gang gathered on the Vidhan Bhavan’s essential gate.
“Check the badges of members and their test reports first. Many members have got their tests done privately, allow them in if their reports are negative,” Pawar advised the legislature workers.
According to Vidhan Bhavan sources, as many as 2,115 samples for coronavirus checks have been collected from legislators, ministers, bureaucrats, legislature workers members and journalists over the weekend.
So far, 58 samples have examined optimistic, the sources mentioned.
Meanwhile, some opposition MLAs staged a protest on the steps of the Vidhan Bhavan constructing, demanding to scrap of the regional reservation for medical admissions.
State officers have put in place a slew of measures to make sure members of the legislature don’t contract COVID-19 and House proceedings go on with none hindrance.
Compulsory antigen checks for legislators, distribution of COVID-19 kits and a brand new seating association to make sure bodily distancing amongst members are a number of the measures undertaken for the two-day session, Vidhan Bhavan officers earlier mentioned.
The shortest-ever monsoon session within the historical past of the Maharashtra legislature is going down within the backdrop of a raging COVID-19 pandemic which has already contaminated greater than 9 lakh folks within the state.
The transient session will take up supplementary calls for and sure payments, amongst different legislature work. PTI