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Eknath Shinde Urges Deputy Speaker To Reaffirm Post As Sena Legislative Party Leader

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Mr Shinde additionally requested the appointment of Bharatshet Gogawale because the chief whip of the social gathering.

Guwahati:

Shiv Sena chief Eknath Shinde on Wednesday wrote to the Deputy Speaker of Maharashtra Assembly relating to the reaffirmation of his appointment because the chief of the Shiv Sena Legislature Party.

In the letter, Mr Shinde additionally requested the appointment of Bharatshet Gogawale because the chief whip of the social gathering.

The letter has the signatures of 37 Shiv Sena MLAs and a replica of the letter has been despatched to Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, and Secretary to the Legislative Council Rajendra Bhagwat.

With two extra Independent MLAs becoming a member of the Shinde camp, the ‘insurgent Sena’ quantity has risen to 46. Independent MLAs Kishor Jorgewar and Geeta Jain have reached Hotel Radisson Blu in Guwahati.

Earlier within the day, the Shiv Sena faction led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray filed a petition earlier than the Deputy Speaker of the state meeting in search of the cancellation of membership of 12 insurgent MLAs together with Eknath Shinde for “not attending” legislative social gathering assembly held on Wednesday.

The decision, adopted on Tuesday by insurgent MLAs, mentioned that Mr Shinde was unanimously elected as chief of the Shiv Sena Legislature Party in 2019 and continues to be the chief of the legislative social gathering.

Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant informed ANI {that a} discover had been issued earlier than the assembly which mentioned that if an MLA doesn’t attend the assembly, authorized motion will probably be taken.

“We’ve filed a petition before the Deputy Speaker (of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly) and demanded that the membership of 12 (MLAs) should be cancelled as they didn’t attend yesterday’s meeting,” Mr Sawant mentioned.

“Before the meeting notice was issued in which it was said that if you didn’t attend the meeting then legal action will be taken as per the constitution. Some didn’t come and some gave unnecessary reasons,” he added.

Apart from Mr Shinde, Shiv Sena has sought disqualification of Prakash Surve, Tanaji Sawant, Mahesh Shinde, Abdul Sattar, Sandeep Bhumare, Bharat Gogawale, Sanjay Shirsat, Yamini Yadhav, Anil Babar, Balaji Devdas and Lata Chaudhari.

The petition has been filed by Ajay Choudhari, who was appointed “legislative party leader” after Mr Shinde was “removed” from the submit by the Shiv Sena.

Shiv Sena’s Chief Whip, Sunil Prabhu had issued a letter to social gathering MLAs, asking them to be current within the assembly.

The letter said that if somebody stays absent, it is going to be thought-about that the mentioned MLA has determined to give up the social gathering voluntarily.

The letter additionally warned that if any MLA stays absent from the assembly with out correct cause and prior info, they need to take into account that motion will probably be initiated to cancel their membership as per constitutional provisions.

The decision, adopted on Tuesday by insurgent MLAs, mentioned that Mr Shinde was unanimously elected as chief of the Shiv Sena Legislature Party in 2019 and continues to be the chief of the legislative social gathering.

Amid the persevering with turf warfare inside Shiv Sena, the Shinde faction additionally mentioned that Bharat Gogawale has been appointed as Chief Whip of the social gathering.

The three legislators who arrived in Guwahati on Thursday embrace Agriculture Minister Dada Bhuse, MLA Sanjay Rathore and MLC Ravindra Phatak.

Mr Phatak is believed to be an in depth affiliate of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray who had despatched him as an emissary to Surat the place the insurgent MLAs have been lodged.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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