Maharashtra minister and senior Shiv Sena chief Eknath Shinde, together with a dozen different MLA from the get together, has gone incommunicado, a day after the ruling MVA suffered a setback within the state Legislative Council polls by dropping one out of the six seats it contested. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had known as an pressing assembly of the alliance authorities in wake of the event.
Shinde’s absence together with different MLAs has set off hypothesis that the ruling alliance authorities could also be in peril.
He’s mentioned to be at present in Gujarat. “We have no idea of his whereabouts. I’m positive that he’ll come out and clear his stand,” Shiv Sena chief Neelam Gorhe was quoted by The Indian Specific as saying.
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Shinde is a four-time MLA from Kopri Pachpakhadi in Thane and one of many tallest leaders within the Shiv Sena after the Thackerays. Recognized to be approachable by all, Shinde has created a robust following within the Sena. After the 2014 Meeting elections which the Sena had contested in opposition to the BJP, Thackeray had handpicked him to be the chief of the Opposition in Maharashtra. The Sena subsequently joined fingers with the BJP and Shinde was made a minister.
“He (Shinde) was on the Shiv Sena workplace within the Legislative Meeting premises on Monday when Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was current there. However, nobody is aware of about him after that. He was not current through the counting (for MLC polls),” a celebration chief mentioned.
The opposition BJP on Monday gained all 5 seats it contested within the state Legislative Council elections for 10 seats, whereas Congress candidate and Dalit chief Chandrakant Handore misplaced, in one other setback for the MVA after the Rajya Sabha polls earlier this month.
Two candidates every of the Shiv Sena and NCP gained, whereas the Congress managed to bag only one seat. Ten Council seats had been up for grabs and 11 candidates had been within the fray for the elections, which got here days after the Rajya Sabha polls, which noticed the BJP handing an embarrassing defeat to the Shiv Sena-led ruling coalition.