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BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis Earns Reward From Shiv Sena After Rajya Sabha Win


Shiv Sena praised Devendra Fadnavis for his “cleverness and astute ballot administration.” (File)

Mumbai:

Undeterred by the defeat of its candidate by the hands of the BJP in a bitterly contested Rajya Sabha polls final week, the Shiv Sena on Monday mentioned those that are considering that the consequence has made the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities in Maharashtra unstable live in a idiot’s paradise.

In an editorial in Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, the MVA lead celebration, in a uncommon transfer, praised BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis for his “cleverness and astute ballot administration”, however mentioned luck additionally performed a job because the election was dragged to second spherical which noticed BJP’s Dhananjay Mahadik trounce Shiv Sena candidate Sanjay Pawar for the sixth seat within the June 10 polls to the Higher Home of Parliament.

The celebration identified that mentioned whereas Shiv Sena candidate Mr Pawar secured 33 votes within the first spherical of preferential votes, Mr Mahadik secured solely 27.

Mr Fadnavis, a former CM, is extensively credited for his election administration that ensured Dhananjay Mahadik’s win on the again of assist from independents and MLAs from smaller events.

Seven candidates have been within the fray for six Rajya Sabha seats within the state. All three candidates of the opposition BJP received — Union minister Piyush Goyal, Anil Bonde and Mr Mahadik. The Shiv Sena (Sanjay Raut), the Congress (Imran Pratapgarhi) and the NCP (Praful Patel) bagged one seat every.

“These considering that the Rajya Sabha polls has made the Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities unstable live in a idiot’s paradise,” the editorial mentioned.

It mentioned in the course of the polls, the votes of the Shiv Sena, the NCP and the Congress, all constituents of the ruling alliance, remained intact, and it was smaller events that didn’t vote for the MVA candidates.

The Shiv Sena additionally took a dig at its former ally BJP, saying the win was not a feat just like the “Solar rising within the west or an ant swallowing a mountain”.

Calling the functioning of the Election Fee “an assault from Delhi”, the Shiv Sena publication questioned the ballot physique’s credibility when its officers within the state had discarded the BJP’s objections to contemplate invalid the votes of MVA ministers Yashomati Thakur and Jitendra Awhad and Sena MLA Suhas Kande for violating norms.

The MVA had additionally challenged earlier than the Election Fee the votes solid by unbiased MLA Ravi Rana and BJP’s Sudhir Mungantiwar on the identical floor.

Nonetheless, MLA Suhas Kande’s vote was declared invalid by the EC.

“The way in which central companies have been used to win the polls by the BJP was not an excellent signal for democracy within the nation,” the editorial mentioned.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by IHNS workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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