In the Rajya Sabha elections, the BJP won its third seat by getting the support of independent candidates. To avoid this, Shiv Sena has decided to give its remaining four votes to Congress candidates.
There is a truss
le between the ruling Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi and the Bharatiya Janata Party for the tenth seat of the Maharashtra Legislative Council. Meanwhile, voting for the ten seats to be elected by the MPs in the Assembly began at 9 am at Vidhan Bhavan in south Mumbai. The fate of the tenth seat will largely depend on the 29 votes of independents and smaller party MLAs, who were wooed by both sides till late Sunday night.
In the Rajya Sabha elections, the BJP won its third seat by getting the support of independent candidates, who were earlier with the MVA.To avoid this, Shiv Sena has decided to give its remaining four votes to Congress candidates.
Shiv Sena will give 4 votes to Congress candidate
During the last-minute brainstorming for its election strategy, Shiv Sena decided to give four of its votes to Congress candidate Bhai Jagtap. The Congress candidate is falling short of ten votes, while Shiv Sena has around five extra votes after meeting its quota of two seats. The quota of votes required to win a seat is 26. Till late last night, under the guidance of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, the entire strategy for the council elections was prepared.
The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi has fielded six candidates, with two each from the three ruling parties.BJP is contesting five seats. Both sides have the votes of nine candidates elected (MVA 5, BJP 4).In such a situation, the competition is for the tenth seat.
AIMIM and SP support MVA
AIMIM and Samajwadi Party have announced support for MVA candidates. Congress leader Bhai Jagtap said, “We have collected the required number of votes and the arithmetic of votes is settled. We are sure of the victory of all our six MVA candidates.”