Ruckus in Maharashtra House session

As soon as the House assembled on the opening day of the session, the Opposition Shiv Sena and the BJP began slogan shouting against the government, dismissing the report an an 'eyewash' and demanding a judicial probe into the 26/11 attacks.

The report has been prepared by the committee headed by former Union home secretary Ram Pradhan and comprising a former top RAW official V Balachandran.

The budget session is the last session of the 11th Vidhan Sabha, whose tenure ends on November 3. The assembly elections are to be held anytime before October 15 later this year. Chief Minister Ashok Chavan rose during the melee to assure the House that the government would make a statement on the 26/11 attacks and table the report during the budget session of the legislature. The government would also table the Action Taken Report (ATR) along with the main report.

Chavan's assurance pacified the opposition members and the House resumed in normal proceedings by taking up the question hour.

The Opposition is demanding a judicial probe into the 26/11 attacks and the role of police machinery. The state government had appointed an official probe panel, which submitted its report to the chief minister on May 26, exactly six months after the deadliest attack on Mumbai.

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