UDDHAW THAKREY

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Now or Never: Swamy cautions Uddhav to break alliance

With Maharashtra situation getting grim by the day, Rajya Sabha MP and senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy tweeted recently: ‘time is now or never: Uddhav break the alliance now otherwise NCP and Congress will destroy you by staged events.” The Shiv Sena-led government in Maharashtra has failed to handle the Coronavirus situation resulting into huge spike into the number of COVID-19 cases. Therefore, the President’s Rule is the only way out in Maharashtra to prevent its further spread. Although, it is a clear embarrassment to the present government because of the collapse of the economic capital of India as the country is virtually at the doors of an economic emergency.

22 May 2020
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Thackeray reaches Legislative Council; government safe!

The crisis for the government is averted as Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and eight others have been declared elected unopposed to the Legislative Council.

 

Apart from Thackeray, Council Deputy Chairperson Neelam Gorhe (Shiv Sena), four candidates of BJP - Ranjitsinh Mohite Patil, Gopichand Padalkar, Praveen Date and Ramesh Karad; NCP’s Shashikant Shinde and Amol Mitkari and Congress’s Rajesh Rathod were in the fray for the nine seats, which fell vacant on April 24.

 

The CM had the time to get elected to any house of Assembly before May 27, 2020. With this election, 59-year-old Thackeray, who is also the president of Shiv Sena, makes his debut as a legislator. He was sworn in as chief minister on November 28, 2019.

15 May 2020
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Now or Never: Swamy cautions Uddhav to break alliance

By IndianMandarins 22 May 2020

With Maharashtra situation getting grim by the day, Rajya Sabha MP and senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy tweeted recently: ‘time is now or never: Uddhav break the alliance now otherwise NCP and Congress will destroy you by staged events.” The Shiv Sena-led government in Maharashtra has failed to handle the Coronavirus situation resulting into huge spike into the number of COVID-19 cases. Therefore, the President’s Rule is the only way out in Maharashtra to prevent its further spread. Although, it is a clear embarrassment to the present government because of the collapse of the economic capital of India as the country is virtually at the doors of an economic emergency.

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Thackeray reaches Legislative Council; government safe!

By IndianMandarins 15 May 2020

The crisis for the government is averted as Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and eight others have been declared elected unopposed to the Legislative Council.

 

Apart from Thackeray, Council Deputy Chairperson Neelam Gorhe (Shiv Sena), four candidates of BJP - Ranjitsinh Mohite Patil, Gopichand Padalkar, Praveen Date and Ramesh Karad; NCP’s Shashikant Shinde and Amol Mitkari and Congress’s Rajesh Rathod were in the fray for the nine seats, which fell vacant on April 24.

 

The CM had the time to get elected to any house of Assembly before May 27, 2020. With this election, 59-year-old Thackeray, who is also the president of Shiv Sena, makes his debut as a legislator. He was sworn in as chief minister on November 28, 2019.

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Maha CM job at stake: Udhdhav faces constitutional hurdle with limited options

By IndianMandarins 25 Apr 2020

There is a constitutional obligation before Uddhav Thackeray under Article 164 (4) that he would have to be a member of any of the houses of Maharashtra Assembly before May 24, 2020. Since the Election Commission of India has postponed every election, he is left with no other option but to look at the governor to be merciful on him to nominate him for Legislative Council.

What will happen if he fails to get nominated? There is one option that he resigns and takes oath as the CM once again giving himself another six months. But this is easier said than done as it would involve not only both the Shiv Sena's partners, the Congress and the NCP but give the governor more power to take a call on this.

There is a Supreme Court judgment pronounced on August 17, 2001, that had ruled such re-appointment of a minister in the Punjab government without getting elected to the Assembly as improper and undemocratic.

So what other option does he have if the governor refuses to oblige him? He can let his son Aditya Thackeray to take over but making his allies to agree on this is very difficult as they may seek some more concession that SS might not agree as it has already compromised a lot with its ideology.

There is no problem technically with any nominated member holding top posts as they are as good as any elected member. There is no bar on the governor nominating him as well.

However, till date, no CM has been nominated to the upper house under the nominated category. So much so that no one has been able to get a ministerial berth from the nomination category. His name has already been sent for nomination for the legislative council by the state cabinet. But the Maharashtra government is looking at every possible option to deal with the scenario. Thackrey had taken over reins of the state on November 28, 2019.

(By Rakesh Ranjan)

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Thackrey may get elected to legislative council but its tenure ends on June 6

By IndianMandarins 11 Apr 2020

Maharashtra has been the worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and there have been bouquets and brickbats for CM Udhdhav Thackrey on the issue of handling the crisis as the state has got the maximum number of Coronavirus infection cases.

But what is going to trouble him the most is his election to any of the houses before six months in the office however his name has been nominated for the legislative council. So the Maharashtra government has to tread very cautiously as the election or nomination of chief minister Udhdhav Thackrey is concerned.

Maharashtra cabinet passed a resolution recommending governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to nominate the state CM from his quota to the Legislative Council but unfortunately Thackrey will be able to enjoy tenure to Upper House just for two months as term of the two vacant seats from the quota ends on June 6, 2020. Election for Legislative Assembly or Council could not have been made possible due to a nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19.

Udhdhav Thackrey had taken over reins of the state on November 28, 2019 is not a member of any of the houses and has six months to get elected to either of the House. The six-month deadline for the CM to get elected ends on May 28, 2020 and if he is not nominated or elected during the stipulated time, not just him but the entire cabinet would have to resign. He will have to be re-nominated by the Governor to continue to work as the CM after June 6.

In this situation of uncertainty due to the outbreak, the question is what will happen after June 6, 2020 when Thackeray’s term as a potential MLC ends. If the governor re-nominates him to the Upper House, all may be well. But, there could be a legal tangle over whether a person can be reappointed as a minister without being elected to any House.

There is an SC judgment issued on August 17, 2001, which has termed such re-appointment of a minister in Punjab government without getting elected as improper and undemocratic. Tej Prakash Singh had resigned from the position as a minister on March 8, 1996 but was reappointed without getting elected to the legislative assembly as a minister on November 23, 1996, which was challenged in the court of law. However the government is looking at every possible option to deal with the scenario.

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Modi-Shah duo leaves mainstream media aghast yet again!

By IndianMandarins 23 Nov 2019

The Modi-Shah duo has yet again foxed not only its opponents but also the mainstream media whose lifeline is reporting political events. People wake up to read that the Maharashtra government may be formed anytime after November 24 with Shiv Sena chief Udhdhav Thackrey to lead the government as chief minister for full five year term but even before tea was served to many an old proverb proved to be correct that there is many a slip between the cup and the lip.

Indian mass media thrive on the very dictum of eat politics, drink politics and sleep politics but it miserably failed to foresee the most crucial political development of the country despite 60-70 per cent content offered in any mainstream media being political in nature. They even failed to make out of 45-minutes long meeting between the PM and NCP chief Sharad Pawar when the media witnessed many surprises of the BJP in the past.

It is understood that media failed to get any inkling about abrogation of Article 370, surgical strike and Balakote attack and even the nomination of President but it was really amusing that the formation of Maharashtra government broke just before the swearing in of Devendra Fadnavis which is an out and out political development. The PM tweeted a congratulatory message at 8.14 AM to Maharashtra CM and deputy putting the curtain down on over a fortnight long drama leaving everyone dumbstruck.

(By Rakesh Ranjan)

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Maharashtra mayhem: Is the BJP hitting three birds from one stone?

By IndianMandarins 17 Nov 2019

The top leadership of the BJP – PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah – is full time politicians unlike the opposition that wakes up from the slumber when crisis crops up. What could be the next move of the opposition, the BJP leadership plans its answer well in advance and in one such scheme Shiv Sena -- the former ally of the BJP is trapped.

They might be able to install their CM in Maharashtra but the party might become a history in the politics of Maharashtra. The public perception in the state is suggesting so. It is known to everyone that public perception has been key to the success of the BJP from long. Right from the very moment when SS started demanding chief minister’s post not only social media was abuzz but started working in subtle way but in later phases they are openly accusing the Shiv Sena for harming the Hindutva ideology. Similarly the Congress will be harmed for aligning with the SS. If the SS and Congress are sorted out things would be easy for the BJP in the state. 

So much so that even Marathies are going against the Shiv Sena that has predominantly a Marathi identity and the community being their core vote bank. An activist working in Navi Mumbai Netra Daoo said that the Shiv Sena is harming the very ideology that was groomed by Bala Saheb Thackrey. Can they tell people of Maharashtra, how would they deal with contradictions of the ideology of Shiv Sena and the Congress.

The BJP leadership is cashing in on very well on the development which apparently seems to be in the spree of marganalising its allies so they follow their dictate. So the SS is stuck in the trap laid by the BJP. “If the Shiv Sena thinks it can revolt and get the people’s sympathy, they really don’t know the public,” said BJP Party President Amit Shah, who understands people’s pulse very well.

The BJP works on the slogan of its incumbent PM that turn adversity into opportunity and his lieutenant Shah is very well executing his plans. If the alliance government of the Congress, the NCP and Shiv Sena is formed, it will collapse out of its own contradictions. This is what the BJP wants as after that the maneuvering of the BJP not only of parties, leaders but people will start.

Daoo said that people especially their voters are so angry with them that the next election is going to very dear for them as they will find it impossible to justify their decision and all such people will fall for the BJP as mid-term election is not ruled out. Even the BJP would not shy away from it. But lot more development is yet to unfold

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