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Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray Set to Enter Legislative Council Unopposed after Cong Withdraws 1 Nominee

File photo of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

File picture of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

State Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat stated the occasion will discipline solely one of many two nominees for the MLC elections, which suggests the Maha Vikas Aghadi of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress may have 5 nominees for as many seats.

  • Last Updated: May 10, 2020, 11:42 PM IST

Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray is about to enter the Legislative Council unopposed because the Congress on Sunday introduced that it might withdraw certainly one of its two nominees for the May 21 elections to 9 seats.

State Congress president Balasaheb Thorat stated, “We have decided to field only one out of two nominees for the MLC elections, which means the MVA (Maha Vikas Aghadi of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress) will have five nominees for as many seats (out of the total nine)”.

The announcement got here hours after senior Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut stated Thackeray has conveyed the polls must be “unopposed” in order that he can dedicate most of his time to the continued struggle in opposition to coronavirus.

Thackeray, who just isn’t a member of both Houses of the state legislature, is among the nominees for the elections, which turned mandatory after phrases of the sitting MLCs ended on April 24.

Later within the night, Raut wrote on Twitter that he’s grateful to Thorat and senior Congress chief Ashok Chavan for his or her resolution to take away one candidate from the election within the wake of the virus disaster within the state.

On Saturday night, Thorat had tweeted that Rajkishore alias Papa Modi will likely be occasion’s second candidate apart from Rajesh Rathod, a Jalna zilla parishad member whose identify was introduced from Delhi, including that he was assured each will win.

As the Congress had earlier determined to discipline just one candidate for the May 21 elections, there have been 9 candidates within the fray for as many seats.

The Shiv Sena and NCP, different two ruling alliance companions, have to this point introduced two candidates every, whereas the opposition BJP has introduced 4 candidates.

(With inputs from PTI)

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