Mumbai: After the cut up within the Nationalist Congress Social gathering (NCP), the Congress has turn out to be the celebration with the best variety of MLAs in Maharashtra’s opposition benches.
Talking to ThePrint, Congress Legislature Social gathering (CLP) chief Balasaheb Thorat mentioned the Chief of Opposition publish ought to now go to them.
“The LoP place goes to the celebration that has the best variety of MLAs and so the Chief of Opposition ought to be from us,” Thorat mentioned.
Thorat made this remark after the NCP named Jitendra Awhad because the Chief of Opposition since its earlier one, Ajit Pawar, joined the BJP-Shiv Sena (Eknath Shinde) authorities on Sunday.
The NCP supremo Sharad Pawar’s nephew took eight extra MLAs with him, thereby decreasing NCP’s numbers within the Meeting from 53 to 44. The Congress has 45.
Sharad Pawar agreed to the Congress’s demand Monday whereas attending an occasion in Satara’s Karad. “The Congress is justified in claiming the LoP’s publish,” he advised his supporters.
The Congress now sees itself in an advantageous place after the splits in its Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) allies NCP and Shiv Sena.
“Our place as an alternative of theirs is now stronger within the MVA,” celebration sources advised ThePrint.
“Sure, it is a bonus for us… so there isn’t any query of any bargaining. We’ll get what’s rightfully ours,” Thorat mentioned.
The chief additionally vehemently denied rumours that some Congressmen may depart the celebration. “Our MLAs are all collectively. We have been 44 earlier, now we’re 45. Our efforts will likely be to work for the MVA… the Congress itself will carry out nicely within the state,” he advised ThePrint.
On Monday morning, Sharad Pawar visited the memorial of Maharashtra’s first chief minister Yashwantrao Chavan in Karad amid a present of power. He was accompanied by Congress chief Prithviraj Chavan to drive within the level that the NCP and Congress have been collectively.
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