The party on Thursday said the Congress will hit the road to discuss issues including crop loss due to unseasonal rains and the Barsu refinery dispute, if a special session of the Maharashtra Legislature is not convened.
State Congress chief Nana Patole said a party delegation has met Governor Ramesh Bais to direct the state government to convene a two-day session and it is expected that he will consider the request positively.
Unseasonal rains and hailstorms wreak havoc on farmers but govt not helping them, police suppressing agitation against Barsu Refinery project, and no action even after 14 heatwave deaths at Maharashtra Bhushan award function has been done, he said.
Patole told reporters that a special session was needed to discuss these and other issues.
“If the special session is not called, the Congress will hit the streets and protest across the state,” he said.
Patole said the ‘Vajramuth’ rallies of Shiv Sena (UBT), Congress and NCP’s Maha Vikas Aghadi have been rescheduled due to inclement weather.
“Vajramuth rallies are getting great response from the public. Three rallies have been organized in Aurangabad, Nagpur and Mumbai. Further meetings will be held in Pune, Nashik, Kolhapur and Amravati. But it is raining since last few days. Strong winds are blowing in many parts. So, we thought of changing the schedule. The rallies have not been cancelled.”
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