Thursday, July 7, 2022

Shiv Sena Seeks to disqualify12 MLAs, including Shinde

With rebel leader Eknath Shinde having the support of 37 MLAs – the required number to bypass the anti-defection law – the Shiv Sena on Thursday sought the disqualification of 12 rebel legislators, including him. Sources said the Shiv Sena has filed a petition with the Maharashtra assembly deputy speaker demanding to cancel the membership of these MLAs.
Besides Shinde, other MLAs are– Tanaji Sawant, Mahesh Shinde, Abdul Sattar, Sandipanrao Bhumre, Bharatshet Gogawale, Sanjay Shirsat, Yamini Jadhav, Lata Chandrakant, Anil Babar, Prakash Surve and Balaji Kinikar. Shinde has the crucial support of more than two-thirds of MLAs– 37 of the 55– along with nine Independent legislators.
Following Sena’s disqualification appeal, Shinde tweeted: “Who are you trying to scare? We know your make-up and the law too! According to the 10th Schedule to the Constitution, the whip is for assembly work, not for meeting. There are numerous Supreme Court decisions in this regard,” he tweeted.


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