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Posted on Dec 22, 11:43AM | UNI
The opposition members in the Maharashtra assembly today staged a walk out as they were dissatisfied with Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's reply with regard to a special package for Vidarbha.
Speaker Dilip Wadse Patil stalled the proceedings when the pandemonium in the House grew on demand of a special package and increased price for cotton, soya and paddy, which are Vidarbha's main crops, leading to adjournment for some time.
When the House reassembled, Sudhir Mungattiwar , President of BJP, demanded the Chief Minister to announce a concrete package and increased price for cotton, soya and paddy as the Assembly is on in the region itself.
Mr Chavan said he could not satisfy the House and proposed to hold a special meeting in February,2013, termed as 'Advantage Vidarbha Session', where leaders of Vidarbha could discuss all important issues related to the region.
His suggestion was welcomed by all leaders in Vidarbha. He also assured the House he would follow up with the Centre for the prolong projects and backlog in Vidarbha, and also promised the House to bring projects worth Rs 2200 crore in the region. They would be completed within a year, he added.
The Chief Minister further promised that funds for Vidarbha would not be diverted elsewhere.