Opposition cannot exert any pressure on govt: Rane

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Nagpur, Oct 16 (UNI) Maharashtra Minister for Revenue Narayan Rane today said the opposition in the state was too small in size to exert any pressure on the government.

''There is no opposition at all in Maharashtra. Besides, it can be 'managed' very easily. They do things as per the convenience of the government--stage a walkout when desired, do not ask questions when so required. You only need to give them a scheme or two,'' Mr Rane said while speaking to newspersons here.

He made the remarks when asked to comment on the opposition's demand to postpone the forthcoming winter session, scheduled to begin here on November 17, in view of the upcoming elections in five states.

''They may demand anything, but the government will take its own decision,'' he said. Asked specifically if the session would be postponed, the Revenue Minister said the current situation did not warrant so.

''Things keep happening. We cannot postpone the session for every small reason. After all, it's not the Lok Sabha elections,'' Mr Rane said, but immediately added that the possibility of a postponement could not be ruled out entirely. ''It is not totally impossible, either,'' he said.


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