February 8, 2023

Shiv Sena stakes declare for LoP in Maha Legislative Council | Photograph: Consultant Picture

Mumbai: After being dislodged from energy in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena has staked declare for the submit of chief of opposition within the state Legislative Council.

A delegation of Shiv Sena MLCs – Manisha Kayande, Sachin Ahir, Ambadas Danve, Vilas Potnis and Sunil Shinde – met Counil Deputy Chairperson Neelam Gorhe on Monday and submitted a letter staking declare for the submit of the LoP and chief whip.

The race is between the NCP and the Shiv Sena, amid fears that a few of its members could swap sides.

The Sharad Pawar-led NCP is simply two wanting the Sena’s tally within the Higher Home of the state legislature.

As on July 8, the 78-member Maharashtra Legislative Council has 24 BJP members, 12 of the Shiv Sena and 10 every of the Congress and NCP. The Lok Bharti, Peasants and Employees Occasion of India and the Rashtriya Samaj Paksh have one member every. The Council additionally has 4 independents, whereas 15 seats are vacant.

The Sena’s transfer comes following a rise up within the social gathering, which led to its 55 MLAs splitting into two factions. The camp led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has the help of 40 MLAs, whereas 15 have sided with former CM Uddhav Thackeray.

The revolt had additionally led to the collapse of the Thackeray-led tripartite authorities comprising the Sena, NCP and Congress.

Subsequently, the Shinde faction in coalition with the BJP shaped authorities within the state.

The NCP, which has 53 MLAs in Maharashtra, leads the opposition within the legislature’s Decrease Home. Earlier this month, NCP’s Ajit Pawar was elected the chief of opposition within the state Meeting.

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