Written by Manoj Dattatreya Extra | Pune |
October 30, 2020 1:47:58 pm
The Shiv Sena has determined to appoint Bollywood actor Urmila Matondkar to the Maharashtra Legislative Council by way of the Governor’s quota. Confirming the identical, Sena’s chief spokesperson Sanjay Raut informed The Indian Specific, “Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has spoken to Urmila and he or she has agreed to be nominated by the Sena.”
The Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities is meant to advocate 12 names to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari for nomination to the Higher Home of the state legislature.
Matondkar can be more likely to be appointed as one of many spokepersons of the Sena.
The actor’s title for the nomination was earlier doing the rounds from the Congress. Nonetheless, Sena leaders mentioned that she had resigned from the Grand Previous Occasion final 12 months.
The actor had contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Mumbai North on a Congress ticket however misplaced to BJP’s Gopal Shetty.
On Thursday, the Maharashtra cupboard had accredited a proposal, authorising the Chief Minister to ship 12 names to the Governor for nomination to the council. Sources mentioned that ruling allies Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress have really useful 4 names every.
Two outstanding names who’re very a lot more likely to be within the 12-member listing are Eknath Khadse, who lately converted from BJP to NCP, and farmer chief Raju Shetti, NCP leaders mentioned.
“The names of farmer chief Raju Shetti and Eknath Khadse, apart from Shivajirao Gajre, Uttamrao Jankar and Anand Shinde are being thought of amongst others. They’re sure-shot probables,” an NCP chief mentioned.
Whereas Khadse had apparently been promised a council seat and ministerial berth earlier than he joined the NCP, Shetti, who shares a detailed rapport with occasion chief Sharad Pawar, had misplaced the elections final 12 months however his rehabilitation was made a prime precedence by NCP.
Pawar himself was eager to get Shetti into the federal government. “He’s being nominated and should make it to the ministry as nicely. Pawar saheb might ask two ministers to stop,” mentioned an NCP chief.
When contacted, Shetti’s workplace mentioned final week, state NCP chief Jayant Patil had requested for the bio-data of the farmer chief. “We’ve submitted the bio-data,” mentioned a detailed aide of Shetti, who admitted to Dinanath Mangeshkar hospital in Pune after he complained of uneasiness on Wednesday.
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