On the one hand, while the mood in the state has heated up since the Rajya Sabha elections, now the movement for the Legislative Council elections has also started. Shiv Sena has sealed two names for the Legislative Council. Shiv Sena is also said to be making an official announcement of these two names soon. While the Shiv Sena has kept all its MLAs in hotels in Mumbai for the Rajya Sabha elections, the selection of candidates for the Legislative Council elections is said to have been decided as well.
A few days ago, a Shiv Sena delegation had met with opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis to ensure that the Rajya Sabha elections would be held without any opposition. At the time, Mahavikas Aghadi had proposed giving up a Legislative Council seat for the BJP in exchange for supporting the Shiv Sena candidate for the Rajya Sabha. However, after this discussion failed, it was decided that the Rajya Sabha elections would go ahead. After that, the Shiv Sena is said to have finalized the names for the Legislative Council elections.
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What names are sealed by Shiv Sena?
Rumor has it that Sachin Ahir, who joined the NCP’s Shiv Sena before the 2019 Assembly elections and dropped his candidacy in the Worli Assembly constituency for Aditya Thackeray, has been confirmed by Shiv Sena for the Legislative Council. . Therefore, it is speculated that Shiv Sena is trying to rehabilitate Sachin Ahir through this means.
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Opportunity for Amsha Padvi?
On the other hand, along with Sachin Ahir, Shiv Sena is said to have sealed the name of Shiv Sena leader Amsha Padvi from Dhadgaon Akkalkuwa constituency. In 2019, the leader of the Congress K. Padvi in the same constituency. C. Padvi had to accept defeat with only 2,000 votes. Thus, Shiv Sena is seen to have given opportunity to local leaders like Sanjay Pawar from Kolhapur and Amsha Padvi from Akkalkuwa in both Rajya Sabha and Legislative Council respectively.