In the Assembly, members of both the parties trooped into the well of the House as soon as it assembled for the day's sitting and created a din over 'growing number of suicides' by farmers, and sought a complete loan waiver.
Leader of the Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil (Congress) raised the issue and requested Speaker Haribhau Bagde to suspend the Question Hour and announce a financial package for farmers affected by drought-like situation.
He was supported by senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar who turned down the request made by treasury benches to allow the Question Hour to function as the same could not be conducted since last two days due to protests.
Pawar demanded that either Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis or Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse, both of whom were present in the House, announce the package for farmers. Khadse's assurance that government was ready for a thorough debate on the issue failed to pacify the opposition members who continued with protests, following which Speaker first adjourned the House for 10 minutes and later till the end of Question Hour as opposition members stayed put in the well.
After the Question Hour, Panel Speaker Yogesh Sagar, who was in chair, adjourned the House for the day as uproar continued. Similar scenes were witnessed in the Legislative Council where Opposition Leader Dhananjay Munde (NCP) sought a discussion on the issue of farmer suicides and drought situation.

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