Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anil Parab said due to rising Covid-19 cases across the state and with some ministers contracting the virus, the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of the state legislature has decided to hold a 10-day session from March 1.
The LAD fund is given to MLAs and MLCs for carrying out small development works, such as the constructions of school buildings, anganwadis, gymnasiums, bus stops and roads, in their respective constituencies.
Sources said that a delegation of farmers’ leaders had met Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who had advised them to organise farmers in groups at various locations and address them through video conferencing.
While the agency specialises in trunk infrastructure projects, it has also secured rights for a couple of building construction projects, including Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s flagship temple conservation project and a documentation project for archiving the Covid-19 pandemic.
Demands seeking the re-organisation of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation under two municipal commissioners to run the country’s richest but unwieldy civic body find increasing resonance as it heads to polls next year.
Thackeray, who has been taunted by the BJP for being unable to rename the city after the Maratha king, reminded Puri of the state government's decision and the Maharashtra Assembly resolution in this regard, appearing to point at the delay by the Centre in the matter.