Among the other issues likely to dominate the House discussions is the controversy over allotment of land to Union Minister Rajiv Shukla in Mumbai. (Agencies)
After the assassination of an eminent anti-superstition crusader, the state government promulgated an Ordinance against such practice.
A group of people from the Warkari community have strongly opposed the proposed provision of the law, saying it will not allow the passage of bill that is pending for last 13-14 years.
This will perhaps be the first session after a long spell when the combined Opposition has not given a usual shutdown call on the first day of commencement.
Instead, the main Opposition BJP has given a call for blocking roads (rasta roko) in all parts of Vidarbha and Marathwada region against non-payment of financial assistance to the farmers affected by excess rainfall earlier.
The BJP is also demanding tabling of action taken report (ATR) on the Adarsh Housing Society scam. The party has dragged the government to the High Court as well, making it clear that the fight is both in the House and outside.
The irrigation backlog is also likely to be discussed during the session and Opposition has questioned the official figures.
Opposition Leader in Legislative Assembly, Vinod Tawde has alleged a backlog of Rs 66,000 crores in Vidarbha region.
Tawde said that the Mishra Committee, sent by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2006 to look into the reasons behind large scale suicides by the farmers has opined that inadequate irrigation facilities in Vidarbha, which led to crop failure led to farmers resorting to the extreme step.
He said a critical analysis of the statistics reveal that only 8.10 lakh hectares of land has been irrigated during the last 10 years.
Among the other issues likely to dominate the House discussions is the controversy over allotment of land to Union Minister Rajiv Shukla in Mumbai.