Maha CM appeals to Sharad Pawar, head of state Congress for unopposed secondary polls

Maharashtra chief minister eknath shinde on Sunday he said he called on NCP Chairman Sharad Pawar and congressional leaders to honor the political tradition in the state to ensure unopposed by-elections for seats left vacant due to the deaths of incumbent lawmakers.

By-elections in Pune’s Kasba Peth and Chinchwad constituencies, scheduled for February 26, were necessitated by the deaths of MLAs Mukta Tilak and Laxman Jagtap respectively. Both belonged to the BJP.

The results of these partial votes will be announced on March 2. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which shares power with the Shinde-led Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena, announced on Saturday the candidacy of Hemant Rasane from the Kasba Peth constituency and Ashwini Jagtap, Laxman’s widow. Jagtap, from the Chinchwad seat in the Pimpri-Chinchwad township.

The opposition Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), an alliance of Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray), the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress, has so far failed to declare its candidates for the by-election.

Also read: Shinde-Fadnavis stamp clear on BMC budget

“I spoke to NCP chief Sharad Pawar, opposition leader Ajit Pawar, NCP state head Jayant Patil, his congressional counterpart Nana Patole and MNS chairman Raj Thackeray on Saturday.” I asked them that the tradition of unopposed election of candidates nominated since seats that become vacant due to the death of sitting representatives be maintained,” Shinde told reporters in Kalyan.

He recalled that the BJP had withdrawn its candidate for the Andheri assembly in Mumbai last year over the appeal made by Sharad Pawar and Raj Thackeray.

The BJP move ensured that Rutuja Latke, the candidate from the Uddhav faction of the Shiv Sena, navigated comfortably. That by-election was necessitated by the death of Latke’s husband and Shiv Sena lawmaker Ramesh Latke in May.

This story comes from a third-party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day does not accept any responsibility or liability for its reliability, correctness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/ reserves the sole right to modify, remove, or remove (without notice) content at its sole discretion for any reason.

Author: Sumit Patel

This is Sumit Patel years of experience in the field of journalism, Sumit Patel heads the editorial operations of the Elite News as the Executive Reporter.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *