Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray set to enter Legislative Council unopposed

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is set to enter the Legislative Council unopposed as the Congress on Sunday announced that it would withdraw one of its two nominees for the May 21 elections to nine seats.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. (File photo: PTI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is set to enter the Legislative Council unopposed
  • Congress on Sunday announced that it would withdraw one of its two nominees for the May 21 elections to 9 seats
  • The BJP has fielded four candidates

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is set to enter the Legislative Council unopposed as the Congress on Sunday announced that it would withdraw one of its two nominees for the May 21 elections to nine seats.

State Congress president Balasaheb Thorat said, “We have decided to field only one out of two nominees for the MLC elections, which means the MVA (Maha Vikas Aghadi of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress) will have five nominees for as many seats (out of the total nine)”.

The BJP has fielded four candidates, Shiv Sena and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) two candidates each, while, after the withdrawal of one of its two nominees, the Congress will now be fielding one candidate.

Uddhav Thackeray, who was sworn in as Maharashtra CM on November 28 last year, had time till May 27 to get elected to the state legislature, failing which would have had to step down.

(With PTI inputs)

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