After the Rajya Sabha, cross voting also took place in the Legislative Council elections. This again led to defeat at the hands of Mahavikas Aghadi and BJP won all its candidates for the second time in a row. After this senior leader of Shiv Sena Eknath Shinde His revolt caused a political earthquake. NCP President Sharad Pawar has now commented on the issue of cross-voting. He also told the story of how he got the votes of 45 MLAs when he had 6 MLAs in 1980. He was speaking to reporters in Delhi.
Sharad Pawar said, “When such elections are held, cross-voting takes place. This is not something that is happening today. In the last 50 years, I have often seen cross-voting. The government works even after cross-voting. If a candidate is standing in the election and he is short of 2-4 votes, then that candidate uses his personal relationship. So there was some cross-voting in this election. “
“In 1980, I had only six MLAs. At that time, with 45 votes on the strength of 6 MLAs, we had elected Suresh Kalmadi in Rajya Sabha elections. This is how it used to be. It depends on how you interact with other leaders. In such elections one wins or loses, ”said Sharad Pawar. He also said that there are no differences in the front.
Asked by reporters if there is a demand for Eknath Shinde to be the Chief Minister, Sharad Pawar said, “I do not know if he has spoken of making Eknath Shinde the Chief Minister. I understand this from you, “he said. Speaking further, Sharad Pawar said that Shiv Sena is responsible for the post of Chief Minister in this government. He said that the post of Deputy Chief Minister is with NCP and other posts are with Congress. While suggesting that Shiv Sena should take a decision regarding the Chief Minister’s post, on the other hand, Pawar has also said that there is no need for change of leadership in the state at present.
Pawar underlined two to three times in this press conference that he is sure that the way will be paved from the current political page. Speaking about the cross-voting in the Legislative Council, Sharad Pawar replied that it is 50 years of experience to run a government despite cross-voting.