29th September, 2019
The Congress has suffered a major setback before the Maharashtra Assembly elections. The six sitting Congress MLAs have decided to stop joining the Bharatiya Janata Party. All these will formally gain BJP membership on Monday.
Let me tell you that the bugle of Maharashtra assembly elections is over. According to the Election Commission, votes will be cast here on October 21 and the results of the elections will be revealed on October 24. According to sources, the 6 sitting MLAs of Congress will join BJP in the Garware Club of Mumbai in the presence of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
These are the names of 6 Congress MLAs joining the BJP.
Aslam Sheikh from Mumbai Malad
Rahul Bondre Buldhana from Chikhali
Kashiram Pavra from Shirpur district
DS Ahire from Sakri district
Siddharam Mhetre former minister from Akkalkot, Solapur district
Bharat Bhalke from Pandharpur Solapur district
Please tell that these MLAs were angry due to not getting their names in the list released by the Congress. However, the discussion in political light is also that these MLAs had already made up their mind to say goodbye to Congress. This may have been the reason that these MLAs were absent even during the ticket-sharing interview.
Here, everything is not looking well in the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance. Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray made a statement on Saturday and made it clear that he was not going to back down on any issue in the alliance. He said that he had promised his late father Balasaheb Thackeray that one day a Shiv Sainik would become the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
This statement is being seen as a strong signal for its alliance partner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Amid the thunderous applause of the top party leaders and activists, Thackeray said, 'I had promised Balasaheb that I will one day make Shiv Sainik the chief minister of the state. I am committed to fulfilling the promise made to him.
However, removing any apprehension about the alliance, Thackeray said that an alliance will be made with the BJP for the assembly elections to be held on October 21 and it will be announced very soon. Thackeray said, "If this alliance goes ahead, we will not strike back. We will openly speak our points."
Let us know that Shiv Sena is seeking to distribute seats in the ratio of 50-50 for BJP and itself. Under this, both parties will get 135-135 seats and in the 288-member assembly, 18 seats will be left for smaller parties. Elections for Maharashtra Legislative Assembly will be held on October 21 and results will be declared on October 24.