AndJani Patil’s Rajya Sabha candidature in the ruling party’s panchayat
Mumbai: With the appointment of 12 members of the Legislative Council delayed for the last 10 months, the ruling Mahavikas Aghadi will have to change the list as the Congress has nominated Rajni Patil for the Rajya Sabha. As a result, the governor will have a fair chance for further delays. Both the parties are of the opinion that the Congress has put the Shiv Sena and the NCP in trouble over the Governor-appointed member after the Speaker of the Assembly.
The list of 12 names for the post of Governor-appointed member was submitted to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari by the Mahavikas Aghadi government last November. It consisted of four members each from Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress. Rajni Patil’s name was included in the Congress list. Due to the delay by the governor, Rajni Patil had asked Congress president Sonia Gandhi to give him a chance in the Rajya Sabha instead of the Legislative Council. Congress on Monday announced Rajni Patil’s candidature for the Rajya Sabha by-election.
With the ruling Mahavikas Aghadi having sufficient numbers, there will be no problem in getting Patil elected to the Rajya Sabha; But the authorities will have to change the list of members appointed by the governor. Because after Rajni Patil is elected to the Rajya Sabha, the Congress will have to recommend a new name. The state cabinet will have to pass such a resolution and recommend the new name to the governor. In Congress, there is always confusion when deciding on a name and the decision is not quick. This will require the Cabinet to decide to change the earlier list once the name is recommended by the Congress. Authorities allege that the governor delayed appointments to the Legislative Council. Now, however, the late governor has got a fair chance. The name of Raju Shetty caused confusion in the interim, but the controversy was overshadowed by NCP president Sharad Pawar’s promise to Shetty.
Congress is in trouble
With the appointment of Nana Patole as the State Congress President, the post of Assembly Speaker became vacant. Elections will have to be held for this post. Fearing a split vote in the secret ballot system prevented the presidential election from being held in the budget and monsoon conventions. Now, the leaders of Mahavikas Aghadi are trying to hold the election of the President in an open manner by changing the rules of the Assembly. As the controversy is not over, Rajni Patil, who was recommended as a nominee member of the Legislative Council, has been given the Rajya Sabha seat. This is the second time in a row that Mahavikas Aghadi has been elected to the Panchayat due to the Congress. The NCP has expressed displeasure over the Congress’ stubborn attitude.
Sonia Gandhi kept her word
After the death of former minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, the Congress had given Rajni Patil a chance in the Rajya Sabha. After the expiration of his term in 2018, Rajni Patil had expressed his desire to get MP again. Due to lack of numbers, MP can no longer be given; But we will definitely think about it in the future, was the word given to Sonia Gandhi by Sonia Gandhi.