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The building collapse in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar area echoed in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly today with the opposition forcing three adjournments while demanding an immediate discussion over the incident.

The residential building collapsed in Ghatkopar yesterday, killing 17 people.

The opposition demanded an immediate discussion and a statement from the government over the accident on the floor of the House.

The government, however, proposed to hold the discussion later in the afternoon.

Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly, Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, said, “During the earlier Congress-NCP government, there were two instances when the demand of the then opposition parties – BJP and Shiv Sena – to hold discussions on some calamity was accepted. We held detailed discussions.”

“Now, the BJP-Shiv Sena are in power but they are not willing to hold a discussion immediately. What is the reason behind the delay in making a statement on the floor of the House over the Ghatkopar incident?” Vikhe Patil asked.

Responding to his question, Maharashtra’s Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said, “The state government understands the gravity of the accident. Hence, Chief Minister (Devendra) Fadnavis himself went to the spot last night.”

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