Whether to nominate Urmila Matondkar from Shiv Sena or not is a matter for the Chief Minister
Mumbai, October 30: Mahavikas Aghadi is currently vying for 12 vacant seats in the Governor-nominated Legislative Council. Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar is likely to get the Shiv Sena quota from the Shiv Sena.
It has come to light that Shiv Sena chief and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has called Urmila Matondkar. This has sparked discussions in political circles. Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has given the first reaction to this.
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Sanjay Raut said, “Whether to nominate Urmila Matondkar from Shiv Sena or not is a matter for the Chief Minister. This is the decision of the cabinet. Therefore, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will take the decision in this regard, said Sanjay Raut.
Urmila Matondkar in touch with Shiv Sena?
Urmila Matondkar had contested the Lok Sabha elections last year on a Congress ticket. However, BJP leader Gopal Shetty had defeated Urmila. After this, Urmila had left the Congress due to internal politics within the party. After that, there are strong discussions that Urmila is in touch with Shiv Sena. Now that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray himself has discussed the matter with Urmila Matondkar over the phone, there is a possibility that she will have a say in the Legislative Council.
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress are in talks for a seat in the Legislative Council. There is a strong tug-of-war between the three parties for 12 seats. In particular, many in the Congress are aspiring for MLAs. The Congress was in a state of turmoil till late Wednesday night to elect a governor-appointed member. Congress will send the names of 3 people. The names of Urmila Matondkar, Satyajit Tambe and Naseem Khan Khan were at the forefront.
However, there was talk of Nagma replacing Urmila Matondkar. It is learned that the names of Manik Jagtap, Rajni Patil and Muzaffar Hussain have also been discussed. Also, it is being said that Aniruddha Vankar from Chandrapur will get a chance in the post appointed by the Congress party. This has given impetus to more behind-the-scenes developments.
On the other hand, Eknath Khadse, who joined the NCP by pushing the BJP, is likely to be given a chance by the NCP for the Legislative Council. There are also indications that Raju Shetty, president of the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana, which supports the Mahavikas Aghadi for the establishment of power, will also become an MLA from the NCP quota.
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Milind Narvekar, who is considered to be Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s closest ally, may also appear in the legislature. Shiv Sena is likely to include his name in the list of members appointed by the governor. It is being said that former MLAs Sunil Shinde and Sachin Ahir, who withdrew for Aditya Thackeray from the Worli constituency, may also be given a chance by the Shiv Sena.