Breach of privilege notice against Maha Chief Secy
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Last Updated: Thursday, August 04, 2011, 15:07
Mumbai: BJP MLA Sudhir Mungantiwar on Thursday moved a breach of privilege notice against Maharashtra Chief Secretary Ratnakar Gaikwad for issuing a GR asking bureaucrats and government officials not to attend meetings convened by the Opposition legislators and the Leader of Opposition.

Mungantiwar said such a move by the chief secretary amounted to violating the rights of the elected representatives.

He was supported by the leader of opposition Eknath Khadse, MNS leader Bala Nandgaonkar, PWP member Ganpatrao Deshmukh and Shiv Sena MLA Suresh Jain.

Khadse said the government order, issued recently, was against the principles of parliamentary democracy.

Requesting the Speaker to immediately accept the notice moved by the BJP MLA, Deshmukh said Gaikwad be asked what made him to take such a decision.

Jain demanded strict action against the chief secretary.

MNS member Shishir Shinde said Gaikwad, during his tenure as the commissioner in Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), had facilitated construction of sky-walks worth Rs 700 crore and the common man of Mumbai was made to bear the brunt of this unnecessary expenditure.

Speaker Dilip Walse Patil reserved his decision on the notice saying he needed time to understand why such GR was issued in the first place.


First Published: Thursday, August 04, 2011, 15:07

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