The Shiv Sena faction led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, after profitable the bulk check within the Maharashtra meeting at present, has given a petition to the newly elected Speaker Rahul Narwekar to droop 16 MLAs of Uddhav Thackeray faction for defying the whip to help the federal government. The identify of Aaditya Thackeray — former minister and the son of Uddhav Thackeray — was nevertheless lacking. The brand new chief whip of the faction, Bharat Gogawale, mentioned it was out of “respect”, reported information company ..
“We now have given the discover to disqualify all of the individuals who defied our whip besides Aaditya Thackeray. We now have not given the identify of Aaditya Thackeray as a result of respect in direction of Balasaheb Thackeray,” Mr Gogawale was quoted as saying by information company ..
The Shinde faction has claimed it’s the actual Sena, basing it on the help of over two-thirds of the social gathering MLAs. Even throughout the vote at present, one MLA from the Thackeray camp joined the rebels, pushing up their quantity to 40. The social gathering has 55 MLAs.
It has additionally laid declare to social gathering founder Balasaheb Thackeray’s legacy, contending that Uddhav Thackeray has diluted it together with his alliance with the Congress and Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Get together.
Right now, within the 288-member Meeting — efficient energy 287 — 164 MLAs voted for the movement of confidence moved by the Eknath Shinde-led authorities. This was approach above the straightforward majority mark of 144. Solely 99 MLAs voted in opposition to it.
Altogether, 263 MLAs solid their votes. Three MLAs abstained. Twenty MLAs, largely from the Congress and the NCP, have been absent throughout the vote.
Within the night, Mr Gogawale gave the petition for disqualification to the Meeting Speaker.
Group Thackeray has filed a authorized petition concerning the disqualification of 16 MLAs, which is pending within the Supreme Courtroom. The discover was issued final month by the Deputy Speaker.
They’ve additionally filed a contemporary petition within the high court docket difficult the Speaker’s determination to recognise the brand new social gathering whip of Shiv Sena faction led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde. The court docket will hear it on July 11.
Eknath Shinde’s rebel – which erupted on the night time of June 20 — had steadily whittled down the numbers of the Uddhav Thackeray faction over two weeks. On Wednesday, Mr Thackeray stepped down from the highest publish after the Supreme Courtroom mentioned he has to show a majority on the ground of the home, as ordered by the Governor.
A day later, Mr Shinde was named the Chief Minister in a shock announcement by the BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis. Later within the night, in an additional shock, Mr Fadnavis — a two-time Chief Minister of Maharashtra — signed up as Mr Shinde’s Deputy following strain from the BJP brass.