Mumbai: As the BJP used its full force for third place in the Rajya Sabha, it became clear that there would be a huge horse market. For this Mahavikas Aghadi and BJP will support 29 MLAs from independent and smaller parties. All political parties face the challenge of managing MLA due to money laundering.
Seven candidates are in contention for six Rajya Sabha seats. With the BJP putting forward a third candidate, the whole context changed. Opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis stated that all three candidates would be elected. This BJP game spread unrest in the alliance of Shiv Sena and Mahavikas. With this aggressive play from BJP, another Shiv Sena candidate can get into trouble. A total of 29 MLAs, including 13 independents and members of 16 smaller parties, have raised their prices. The BJP or the Mahavikas Aghadi will depend on these votes. There is no party affiliation in independent or minority party MLAs. They are also not required to show ballot papers.
BJP has 22 additional votes. Furthermore, members of seven or smaller independent parties are right. BJP will have to get 13 votes. Otherwise, the first two candidates will obtain more votes than the quota and the third candidate will benefit based on the second preference.
Possible split of political parties
In the open voting system, political party MLAs must show ballot papers to party representatives. The original provision was that the MLA would be disqualified if the match order was broken. But in the case of Kuldeep Nair v. Government of India, the Supreme Court will not disqualify you even if the MLA votes against you. Only political parties can take disciplinary action, it was ordered. ‘Even if an MLA votes for a candidate against a political party, he will not be disqualified. Action can be taken by the political party, said retired Lok Sabha Secretary Dr. This was stated by Subhash Kashyap as he was speaking to Loksatta. This Supreme Court ruling may also split the votes of the MLAs from the political parties. If the ballot is shown to someone other than the designated representative of the political party, the vote may be rejected. In the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat, two Congress MLAs were shown ballot papers to BJP representatives and two votes were rejected. Ahmed Patel was elected after these two votes were rejected.
Presentation of application for candidacy
NCP’s Praful Patel, BJP’s Piyush Goyal, Dr Anil Bonde and Dhananjay Mahadik and Congressman Imran Pratapgadhi submitted their nomination papers on Monday. The leaders of the Mahavikas Aghadi were present when Patel of the NCP and Pratapgadhi of the Congress presented their nomination papers. Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Shiv Sena Leader MP Sanjay Raut, Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde, Congress Leaders Balasaheb Thorat and Nana Patole were in attendance.
Pratapgadhi Oath in Marathi
The party does not like that the Congress is presenting Imran Pratapgadhi from Uttar Pradesh as its Rajya Sabha candidate. Pratapgadhi took the oath in Marathi as he submitted his application for candidacy. Although originally from Moradabad, Nana Patole said that Imran Pratapgadhi showed his unity with the Marathi by taking the oath in Marathi.