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In the midst of political turmoil in Maharashtra, problems may arise not only for Shiv Sena but also for Sharad Pawar’s Pawar NCP. In fact, five NCP MLAs did not participate in the voting for the speaker’s election on Sunday. After which it is being feared whether there will be a break in Sharad Pawar’s party as well?
Only 46 MLAs out of 53 of NCP participated in the election, two jailed
Let us inform that out of 53 NCP MLAs, only 46 MLAs could reach the Vidhan Bhavan to take part in the voting for the post of Speaker. Of these, Nawab Malik and Anil Deshmukh are in jail. RL Narvekar of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was elected president with 164 votes. Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance parties NCP, Congress and Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena had nominated Shiv Sena MLA Rajan Salvi as their candidate for the speaker’s post. But Salvi got only 107 votes due to which he had to face defeat.
These are the five MLAs who did not vote
The five NCP MLAs who did not participate in the polls on Sunday were Dattatreya Bharane, Baban Shinde, Nilesh Lanke, Dilip Mohite and Anna Bansode. Also, senior NCP MLAs Anil Deshmukh and Nawab Malik, who are currently in jail on money laundering charges, did not vote. NCP leaders said Bharane had lost his mother Girijabai on July 1. Mohite and Bansode were not allowed to participate in the voting process as they reached Vidhan Bhavan late. Lanke could not be contacted.
Some NCP MLAs already wanted to join BJP: Media reports
Most of these MLAs, who are absent during the voting process, are considered close to senior NCP leader and former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar. According to some media reports, a section of the NCP also wanted to re-join the BJP before Eknath Shinde joined hands with the BJP.