Nagpur: Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on 29 November 2007 passed a resolution to repeal the Urban Land Ceiling Act (ULCA) of 1976, which had been blocking the release of funds for urban development by the centre to the state.
Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh moved the resolution which was passed by a voice vote amidst slogan shouting by Shiv Sena members in the House. It was passed after a two-day discussion in a special sitting of the Lower House during the third Assembly session.
While the members of BJP remained silent during the reply, those from treasury benches welcomed the resolution.
The Centre had already repealed the union act before and had blocked release of funds under the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission to the state till ULCA was repealed by Maharashtra.