Maharashtra Assembly session from March 9; Budget on March 18

The Budget Session of Maharashtra Legislature will start here from March 9 and the state Budget will be tabled on March 18, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Girish Bapat said here on Tuesday.

Mumbai: The Budget Session of Maharashtra Legislature will start here from March 9 and the state Budget will be tabled on March 18, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Girish Bapat said here on Tuesday.

A meeting of the business advisory committee (BAC) of the legislature finalised the agenda of the session, the minister told reporters here.

He said the budget will be tabled in the legislature on March 18.

Reacting to the BAC meeting finalising the agenda till April 1, Leader of Opposition in Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil said the session will last only for 18 days which is a short period.

"During the Congress-NCP regime, the budget session lasted 24 days," he said.

Responding to the opposition demand for extending the duration of the session, Bapat said, "the session lasted for 24 days last year and this year it will last 25 days or even more."

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