Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray reiterated that he would fulfil his promise of providing aid to farmers.
Nagpur: Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Tuesday that he would fulfill his promise of providing aid to farmers, and the opposition should not try to make it appear as if it was being done under its pressure.
He was speaking to the media outside the legislature here after both the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council were adjourned for the day following ruckus over the issue.
"The word given to the farmers of the state is (a matter) between them and me, and I am going to fulfill the promise," Thackeray said.
"The opposition should not try to show that they made us do that. If you want to ask questions (in the House), there is a way to ask questions. You cannot ask questions by shouting and not listening," the chief minister added.
The Assembly witnessed an unprecedented scene when BJP MLA Abhimanyu Pawar and the Shiv Sena's Sanjay Gaikwad held each other by the collar.
The BJP MLA carried a banner on which was emblazoned an old report from the 'Saamana', the Sena mouthpiece, about Thackeray demanding Rs 25,000 per hectare for the farmers hit by untimely rains. The Sena chief had made the demand before he became CM.
Gaikwad tried to snatch the banner from Pawar's hand and the two briefly held each other by the collar before others pulled them apart.
The Council also witnessed noisy scenes as BJP members demanded compensation for farmers, leading to adjournment for the day.
With PTI Inputs
Last Updated 18, Dec 2019, 12:03 PM