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After 40 Shiv Sena MLAs, now 12 MPs of the party are preparing to join Chief Minister Eknath Shinde faction. Shinde faction MLA and former minister Gulabrao Patil made this claim. A day earlier, Shiv Sena MP from South Central Mumbai, Rahul Shewale, wrote a letter to Uddhav Thackeray to vote in favor of BJP’s candidate Draupadi Murmu in the presidential election. While Shiv Sena is already in support of the opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha.
In Shiv Sena, where Uddhav Thackeray’s order is considered paramount, Rahul Shewale has expressed his stand by writing a letter to him. This has also given impetus to the discussion of Shiv Sena MPs joining the Shinde faction. Gulab Rao Patil claimed, apart from 40 MLAs out of 55, 22 former MLAs are also with us. Patil said that Shinde faction is the real Shiv Sena and Shinde faction will restore the honor of Shiv Sena.
How many MPs are with whom?
The first name of Shiv Sena MPs coming to Shinde faction is his son Shrikant Shinde, MP from Kalyan. Apart from this, Ramkripal Tumane from Ramtek, Hemant Patil from Hingoli, Sadashiv Lokhande from Shirdi, Bhavna Gawli from Yavatmal, Rahul Shewale from South-Central Mumbai, Prataprao Jadhav from Buldhana, Rajendra Gavit from Palghar, Hemant Godse from Nashik, Shrirang Barne from Maval And there is talk of Rajan Vichare’s name from Thane.
At the same time, there are 7 MPs in the Uddhav Thackeray camp, including Arvind Sawant from South Mumbai, Gajanan Kirtikar from North-West Mumbai, Omraje Nimbalkar from Osmanabad, Patience Mane from Hatkalangane, Sanjay Bandu Jadhav from Parbhani, Sanjay Mandlik from Kolhapur and Dadra Nagar Haveli. Kalaben Delkar.
Expansion of cabinet hanged by Shiv Sena’s petition
The expansion of the new cabinet in the Eknath Shinde government in Maharashtra hangs in the balance due to the petition of the Uddhav Thackeray faction. The Uddhav faction has filed a petition in the Supreme Court disqualifying 16 MLAs of the Shinde faction, which is likely to expand the cabinet only after hearing.
- The decision of the Speaker of the Assembly to not recognize the party whip has been challenged by the Shiv Sena Uddhav Thackeray faction. The Supreme Court will hear all the petitions on July 11. After this, the cabinet will be expanded in the state.
- Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari ordered a floor test to then CM Uddhav Thackeray after Shiv Sena broke 40 out of 55 MLAs. But Uddhav Thackeray had resigned a day before he faced the floor test.