The Uddhav Thackeray faction of Shiv Sena, diminished to a minority within the Maharashtra meeting, has appointed a brand new Chief Whip for the Lok Sabha, fearing revolt by celebration MPs. Senior celebration chief Sanjay Raut wrote a letter to the Lok Sabha Speaker at present and knowledgeable him that Rajan Vichare has been appointed the Chief Whip, changing Bhawna Gawli.
The unfold of the revolt among the many MPs will probably be an enormous drawback to the Sena, which has 19 members within the Lok Sabha and three within the Rajya Sabha,
Following a revolt by Eknath Shinde final month, Uddhav Thackeray misplaced 40 of his 55 MLAs and later, energy within the state.
Last week, he stepped down from the submit of the Chief Minister. A day later, the Shinde faction formally joined arms with the BJP and staked declare to type authorities, which sailed via the vast majority of the check within the meeting on Monday.
In the bulk check within the meeting held earlier this week, the Eknath Shinde camp acquired 164 votes within the 288-member meeting, method above the straightforward majority mark of 144. Only 99 MLAs voted in opposition to it — down from the 107 votes the Opposition scraped up through the voting for the Speaker’s submit on Sunday.
The new alliance has already picked up a Speaker and a Chief Whip in Maharashtra Assembly. They have additionally appealed to disqualify MLAs from Team Thackeray for defying the Whip through the belief vote within the meeting.
Mr Shinde has claimed that his truth is the actual Shiv Sena, on foundation of two-thirds majority. Making the declare first within the Supreme Court, he had mentioned Uddhav Thackeray because the chief of a “hopeless minority” attempting to cling onto energy.
He is but to take the declare to the Election Commission, which alone can arbitrate within the matter. The Thackeray faction has been there first – writing to the Commission to retain the celebration’s identify and election image.
Despite the revolt of the MLAs, Mr Thackeray remains to be thought to have the assist of the grassroot-level employees and the individuals.