Maharashatra News: CM Eknath Shinde will hand over the list for 12 MLCs to the governor, was overlooked in the Uddhav government

Mumbai: Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has recently been authorized by the state cabinet to recommend nominations for MLCs. After which it is believed that he will soon send the names of 12 experts to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari for nomination in the State Legislative Council. According to a senior official, Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis said in Tuesday’s cabinet meeting that CM Eknath Shinde has been authorized to make recommendations to the Governor on the appointment of experts in the council. In fact, under Article 171 of the Constitution, the Governor has the right to appoint experts in the field of literature, science, cooperation and sports to the Legislative Council.

The posts were lying vacant for a long time when Uddhav Thackeray was CM
These posts were lying vacant for a long time when Uddhav Thackeray was the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. The state government was also at odds with the governor regarding this. The state cabinet had recommended the names of 12 eminent persons to the governor on November 6, 2020. These included senior Congress leaders Rajni Patil, Sachin Sawant, NCP’s Eknath Khadse. Along with this, the names of farmer leader Raju Shetty and actress Urmila Matondkar were also sent for appointment in the council.

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A delegation of Nawab Malik, Anil Parab and Amit Deshmukh then submitted the recommendations made by the state cabinet to Koshyari. Significantly, after the proposal was submitted to the Governor and even after Ajit Pawar raised the matter with PM Narendra Modi, there was no response from the Governor. Even the Bombay High Court had said that such appointments should be made in due course. Meanwhile, Rajni Patil was elected to the Rajya Sabha, while Eknath Khadse was elected to the Legislative Council. At the same time, farmer leader Raju Shetty had said that he was not interested in nomination in the Legislative Council.

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Governor will submit a new proposal to Koshyari
According to the senior official, now two separate proposals will be brought before the cabinet. Under this, the first proposal submitted by Uddhav Thackeray will be withdrawn and a new proposal will be submitted to Governor Koshyari. According to reports, over 30 prominent politicians, around 25 from the BJP and 10 from the rebel Shiv Sena group are in the race for nominations. The big challenge before both Shinde and Fadnavis will be to recommend non-political persons from different walks of life.

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