BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar told Shinde side ‘Shiv Sena’, ‘Uddhav faction’ of former Chief Minister. India News – Times of India

Mumbai: Before the election of the Speaker of the Assembly begins Maharashtra Meeting, BJP Leader Sudhir Mungantiwar called Eknath Shinde Paksha on Sunday Shiv Sena Describing the other side as “Uddhav Thackeray faction” standing with the former chief minister as “Shiv Sena of Balasaheb Thackeray’s ideology”.
Mungantiwar further said that no whip is applicable in the election of Speaker.
The BJP leader’s remarks came ahead of the start of the first day of the two-day special session of the Assembly. The Speaker will be elected on the first day of the session.
“No whip is applicable in the election of the President so I appeal to all the members to vote according to their discretion. The ideology of Balasaheb Thackeray has been whipped by Shiv Sena and has done so. Uddhav Thackeray faction. We have an alliance with Balasaheb’s Shiv Sena.”
The BJP leader said that his candidate is expected to get around 170 votes.
“BJP candidate Rahul Narvekar’s name will be proposed for the post of president. First, there will be a voice vote. If someone asks for division of votes it will be done and the elected president will take over. We expect our candidate to 165- To get 170 votes,” Mungantiwar said.
Notably, the MVA has fielded Shiv Sena MLA Rajan Salvi as the candidate for the Speaker’s election, while BJP MLA Rahul Narvekar has been chosen as the candidate for the post of Maharashtra Assembly Speaker.
The election of the Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly is scheduled to be held on Sunday after the new Eknath Shinde government came to power following the collapse of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) regime in the state.
The stage is set for political developments in Maharashtra over the weekend as legislators who rebelled against Uddhav Thackeray along with their leader Shinde returned to Mumbai from Goa on Saturday night.
The Shinde-Fadnavis government will have to prove its majority on the floor of the House in a trust vote on Monday in a two-day special session of the Vidhan Sabha starting on Sunday. Notably, Shinde, who led a rebellion against Shiv Sena chief and former chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, took oath as chief minister, while former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, who was seen as the front-runner for the top post in the government, took oath as the chief minister. Sworn in. As Shinde’s deputy.
The Speaker’s post in the Assembly fell vacant after Congress’ Nana Patole resigned as the party’s state unit chief in February 2021. In the Speaker’s absence, Deputy Speaker Narhari Jirwal was playing the role of an Acting Speaker in the House.
Meanwhile, a day after Thackeray’s resignation as chief minister, Shinde and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and staked claim to form the government in the state.
Fadnavis, who was the Chief Minister of Maharashtra from 2014-19, announced at a joint press conference in Mumbai on Thursday that he would not be part of the government. However, later on the instructions of the BJP’s central leadership, Fadnavis took oath as the Deputy CM.