Mumbai: Maharashtra is ruled by a coalition of the Shiv Sena, the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party. Out of a total of 288 MLAs in the Maharashtra Assembly, the BJP has 106 MLAs, the Shiv Sena 55, the Nationalist Congress 51 and the Congress 44. Are. There are 29 other parties and independents.
Elections to the Maharashtra State Legislative Assembly were held yesterday. With the support of 26 MLAs needed to win an MLC, the BJP could have won 4 seats and the Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party and Congress 2 seats each, depending on the number of MLAs. However, some Shiv Sena MLAs voted for a change of party, leaving the BJP with 5 MLCs. Won places.
It is said that some Shiv Sena MLAs had voted in favor of the BJP in the previous state assembly elections as well. This was seen as a major setback for the ruling Maha Vikas Agadi Alliance.
Some Shiv Sena MLAs could not be reached for comment after the polls closed. In this context, it has been reported that Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde is camping in Gujarat with his supportive MLAs.
He is reportedly accompanied by 21 MLAs, including 5 ministers. Following this, Chief Minister Uttam Thackeray held emergency consultations with party leaders at his residence. Opposition leader and state BJP leader Devendra Patnaik has left for Delhi to meet Home Minister Amit Shah.
Commenting on this, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Rawat said that the Shiv Sena is a party of believers and that the BJP’s efforts to overthrow the Maha Vikas Agadi coalition government like in Madhya Pradesh will not succeed.
Eknath Shinde is an honest leader of the party and said that all these disputes will come to an end by this evening. These subsequent events have caused a stir in Maharashtra politics.