The Uddhav Thackeray faction of Shiv Sena, lowered to a minority within the Maharashtra meeting, has appointed a brand new Chief Whip for the Lok Sabha, fearing revolt by celebration MPs. Senior celebration chief Sanjay Raut wrote a letter to the Lok Sabha Speaker at the moment and knowledgeable him that Rajan Vichare has been appointed the Chief Whip, changing Bhawna Gawli.
The unfold of the revolt among the many MPs can be an enormous drawback to the Sena, which has 19 members within the Lok Sabha and three within the Rajya Sabha,
Following a revolt by Eknath Shinde final month, Uddhav Thackeray misplaced 40 of his 55 MLAs and subsequently, energy within the state.
Final week, he stepped down from the submit of the Chief Minister. A day later, the Shinde faction formally joined palms with the BJP and staked declare to type authorities, which sailed by means of the bulk check within the meeting on Monday.
Within the majority check within the meeting held earlier this week, the Eknath Shinde camp acquired 164 votes within the 288-member meeting, method above the straightforward majority mark of 144. Solely 99 MLAs voted towards it — down from the 107 votes the Opposition scraped up throughout the voting for the Speaker’s submit on Sunday.
The brand new alliance has already picked a Speaker and a Chief Whip in Maharashtra Meeting. They’ve additionally appealed to disqualify MLAs from Staff Thackeray for defying the Whip throughout the belief vote within the meeting.
Mr Shinde has claimed that his faction is the actual Shiv Sena, on foundation of two-thirds majority. Making the declare first within the Supreme Courtroom, he had stated Uddhav Thackeray because the chief of a “hopeless minority” making an attempt to cling onto energy.
He’s but to take the declare to the Election Fee, which alone can arbitrate within the matter. The Thackeray faction has been there first – writing to the Fee to retain the celebration’s identify and election image.
Regardless of the revolt of the MLAs, Mr Thackeray remains to be thought to have the assist of the grassroot-level staff and the individuals.