The political atmosphere in the state has heated up in the context of the Rajya Sabha elections. It has become clear that BJP and Shiv Sena will fight directly from sixth position. Because today is the last day to withdraw nomination papers, both parties have withheld their candidates. It should be noted that today the leaders of Mahavikas Aghadi met with opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis and BJP state chairman Chandrakant Patil at their homes and held talks to hold elections without any opposition, but these talks were unsuccessful. Therefore, Rajya Sabha elections are now inevitable in the state. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has reacted to the media in the context of these events.
Sanjay Raut said: “It is time to start now instead of saying time is up. Now the picture is clear. Mahavikas Aghadi have made attempts to participate in Rajya Sabha elections in Maharashtra by mutual consent. We have always tried in such elections make sure there is no place for the horse market in any way. With that in mind, Mahavikas leader Aghadi visited BJP leaders at their homes this morning. Devendra Fadnavis and Chandrakant Patil visited their home and discussed. they exchanged some proposals. I don’t think anything special happened in the next three or four hours. Both sides are firm in their positions.”
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Also, the BJP is in no mood to withdraw their candidate and Shiv Sena’s other candidate, Sanjay Pawar, is also in the running. Therefore, it is our responsibility to face the current electoral process and elect the four Mahavikas Aghadi candidates. The Mahavikas Aghadi, which is led by the Chief Minister, is confident that our sixth candidate will also be elected.” This was also said by Sanjay Raut this time.
Just as your government is at the center, so is our government in Maharashtra.
At the same time, “the question is not a test but a choice. If there was a way out, it would have been better for both of them. But it didn’t happen. So we will win this election. Because in the sense that we have kept our candidate in the fight, Sanjay Pawar is fully prepared in that sense. It is not that we are afraid of elections, the government is in Maharashtra. Just as his government is at the center, so is our government in Maharashtra. There is good coordination between the MLAs and the Chief Minister and all of us. Basically, the MLAs of a political party want to show their vote. So the question is not, the rest of the battle is for the independents and other smaller parties. But in the last two and a half years, all these MLAs have linked up with Mahavikas Aghadi as the Chief Minister has been in good communication with all of them and has done important work in many districts. Now we have come to know that he has started the method of seducing them, enticing them to exploit or using central mechanisms of investigation. But hey, that’s his way of doing politics, that’s how they’re going to do it. We don’t care though. We’ll keep doing our job.” Still, this time Sanjay Raut spoke.
The deadline to withdraw the application was until 3:00 p.m. today. However, until then no information has been given on the acceptance of the proposal by any of the parties. Therefore, it has been decided that the Rajya Sabha elections will be held now.