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Opposition stages ‘unique’ protest against Maharashtra government amid allegations of corruption in Nagpur 

The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), an alliance of three parties, including the Congress, the Nationalist Congress Party, and the Uddhav Thackeray faction of the Shiv Sena, assembled at Nagpur's Vidhan Bhavan complex to sing Marathi folk songs and accuse the state government of corruption.

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Nagpur: The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), an alliance of three parties, including the Congress, the Nationalist Congress Party, and the Uddhav Thackeray faction of the Shiv Sena, assembled at Nagpur’s Vidhan Bhavan complex to sing Marathi folk songs and accuse the state government of corruption. Today’s protest by the opposition parties is against the policies of the Eknath Shinde-led government in the state.

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In the videos, the legislators could be seen singing traditional melodies and playing the manjira or taal. They named a number of state ministers by name and accused them of corruption.

According to the convention, Nagpur, the second capital of Maharashtra, hosts the winter session of the state legislature. The winter session for this year is set to expire on December 30.

A protest against the state government was organised by opposition members earlier this month in Mumbai over a number of issues, including the Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute and controversial comments made about the Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.

The state government has been under fire from the Uddhav Thackeray-led Sena, for allegedly failing to take a harder stance in the boundary dispute with Karnataka.

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The Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA government was pulled down in June after Eknath Shinde led a rebellion against him.

Mr Shinde had turned against Mr Thackeray, claiming that the Sena’s right-wing ideology had been severely weakened since the party’s three-decade-long alliance with the BJP was ended in 2019.

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