Maharashtra MLC Elections 2022: Shiv Sena’s Legislative Council Strategy to Support BJP; Then Congress-NCP’s attempt to support independents – asked MVA MLAs to come to Mumbai before Maharashtra Legislature

Logo: Battle of the Legislative Council

M. Ta. Special Representative, Mumbai: The leaders of Mahavikas Aghadi, overcoming the pressure of BJP in the Rajya Sabha elections, have started vigorous preparations for the upcoming Legislative Council elections. While the Shiv Sena called a meeting of its MLAs on Friday to decide on the poll strategy, leaders of the NCP and Congress, on the other hand, have started approaching independent candidates exclusively to garner the support of BJP independents. However, it shows that voices of displeasure are rising from the Shiv Sena side.

In the backdrop of the upcoming Legislative Council elections, vigorous developments are taking place in the state. After the defeat in the Rajya Sabha, the Mahavikas Aghadi is taking a cautious approach and in any case, the leaders of the alliance are running to win over the independents. Both the NCP and the Congress in front started approaching independent candidates for their favor. However, in this he pulled up smaller parties supporting the Shiv Sena; Shiv Sena has also started contacting independent candidates. Congress leaders had a meeting with NCP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Friday. The meeting was held at Ajit Pawar’s Devgiri residence and was kept confidential. Ashok Chavan and Balasaheb Thorat participated in the meeting. After the meeting, Chavan and Thorat left and boarded the same vehicle.

Shiv Sena is understood to be upset with all these backgrounds. Shiv Sena leaders say that in the last Rajya Sabha elections, the Congress and the NCP did not take enough care to make the Shiv Sena candidate win. This now includes smaller parties from the Legislative Council to the NCP and Congress to the Shiv Sena; Simultaneously, information about his contact with an independent reached the Shiv Sena leaders. He gave this information directly to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. He is understood to have expressed displeasure over this. It is not proper for the front leaders to talk to the independent leaders who support us in this way. A senior Shiv Sena leader said, “We have informed our leadership and they will be in touch with the alliance leaders.”

meeting on sahyadri

A meeting of Shiv Sena MLAs has been called at Sahyadri Guest House. Transport Minister Anil Parab, MP Anil Desai; Shiv Sena MLA Sunil Prabhu was also present on the occasion. It is learned that the party’s strategy regarding the elections was discussed during this period. Thereafter the MLAs were shifted to Hotel Renaissance in Powai. Shiv Sena MLAs will be there till June 20. He will return to Mumbai to vote on June 20 in the morning.

Discussion with Geeta Jain

Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar with Mira Road Independent MLA Geeta Jain; According to senior Shiv Sena sources, both were discussed by Ramraje Nimbalkar himself; Sources also said that Eknath Khadse had contacted Manjula Gavit.

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