CM Shinde calls opposition leaders to make Maharashtra by-election unopposed, Congress leaves no stone unturned

Mumbai: Chief Minister Eknath Shinde is making an attempt arduous to get the bypolls to the 2 meeting seats within the state, ‘Kasba’ and ‘Chinchwad’, unopposed. Each these seats belong to Pune district and fell vacant as a result of demise of BJP MLAs. Because of this, elections are being held on each these seats. BJP has declared its candidates on each the seats. On the similar time, Shiv Sena and Congress are adamant on contesting elections on each these seats. On the similar time, NCP has not but clarified its function. In Mahavikas Aghadi, an alliance of Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP, Chinchwad seat is within the account of NCP and Congress is claiming its Kasba seat. Right here, Shiv Sena can also be demanding Chinchwad seat from NCP.
Within the midst of all this electoral equation, there may be information that Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has referred to as senior leaders of each the constituents of Mahavikas Aghadi, NCP and Congress, to conduct unopposed elections on each the seats and urged them to not subject their candidates within the elections.

In response to experiences, Shinde has spoken to NCP president Sharad Pawar, NCP chief and Chief of Opposition within the Meeting Ajit Pawar, NCP state president Jayant Patil and Congress state president Nana Patole over cellphone. Congress is adamant on fielding its candidate from Pune’s Kasba seat. On this regard, Chief Minister Shinde instructed the media that our job was to induce the opposition. It’s their proper to determine what to do now.

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Raj Thackeray’s Fb submit
Right here, MNS chief Raj Thackeray has additionally issued a letter on Fb, citing the political custom of Maharashtra and the Andheri by-election, interesting for the by-elections to be held unopposed in each the seats. Raj Thackeray stated that Maha Vikas Aghadi ought to present the identical the Aristocracy that BJP had proven in Andheri by-election, however BJP has neutralized Raj Thackeray’s attraction by denying ticket to Mukta Tilak’s household from Kasba seat.

Patole’s blunt reply
State Congress President Nana Patole stated that the Chief Minister’s name was obtained within the context of unopposed election on the Kasba seat. I instructed him that we are going to talk about it, however there is no such thing as a level in discussing after the BJP candidate is asserted. As a result of BJP has not given candidature to anybody from the household of its late MLA Mukta Tilak. That’s why Congress will subject its candidate. By Monday or Tuesday our candidate will file nomination. So far as Chinchwad seat is worried, that seat belongs to NCP. Solely she will determine about that seat.

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has stated that elections can be held on each the seats. Congress candidate will contest on Kasba seat. Shiv Sena can also be urging for Chinchwad seat. Who will contest the elections, it will likely be determined as we speak or tomorrow. It’s sure that the Maha Vikas Aghadi will win within the by-elections for each the meeting seats.

Pawar ought to take initiative for unopposed election: Kesarkar
Shinde faction spokesperson Deepak Kesarkar stated that NCP chief Sharad Pawar ought to take the initiative to conduct the bypolls to each the meeting seats unopposed, he’s the chief of all of us. Holding the by-elections unopposed is a political custom in Maharashtra, which was damaged within the center, which was revived by Pawar.

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Resentment in Brahmin society
The problem for the BJP within the Kasba seat will not be solely the unopposed election, however not giving ticket to Mukta Tilak’s household and never making any Brahmin a candidate in his place is presenting a brand new problem. Specialists say that within the caste equation of Kasba seat, Maratha and OBC are 35 p.c, Brahmin group is 25 to 30 p.c and the remaining are different communities. The Brahmin group right here has been voting for the BJP. This time there may be displeasure over BJP giving non-Brahmin candidates.

BJP’s two candidates
The BJP has fielded Ashwini Jagtap, spouse of late MLA Laxman Jagtap, as its candidate for the Chinchwad seat. She is contesting the MLA election for the primary time. However, Hemant Rasane has been made the candidate for the Kasba seat. Rasne has been BJP’s corporator 4 instances within the Pune Municipal Company, twice the chairman of the Standing Committee.