Amid hypothesis that the Maharashtra authorities will advocate actor Urmila Matondkar’s identify for her nomination to the state Legislative Council, Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut on Friday stated Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has been authorised to take a choice on it.
His assertion comes a day after the Maharashtra cupboard mentioned the proposal of recommending to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari the names of 12 candidates for his or her nomination to the Higher Home of the state legislature from his quota.
Replying to a question on the actor’s identify doing rounds, Raut informed reporters, “I’ve additionally heard concerning the hypothesis that Matondkar shall be nominated by the federal government to the Council. It’s the prerogative of the state cupboard, which has authorised CM Uddhav Thackeray to take a choice.”
When requested concerning the secrecy being maintained concerning the record of 12 nominees, state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anil Parab stated, “There isn’t any secrecy. Leaders of the three MVA allies will finalise the names and submit the record to the chief minister, who will ahead it to the governor. “
The 12 council seats had fallen vacant in June this yr.
Underneath Article 171 of the Structure, the governor can nominate 12 members with particular data or sensible expertise within the area of literature, artwork, science, cooperative motion and social service to the state Legislative Council.
Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress will area 4 members every.
Aside from Urmila Matondkar, the names of Marathi actor and Shiv Sena chief Aadesh Bandekar, singer Anand Shinde, BJP-turned-NCP chief Eknath Khadse, farmer chief Raju Shetti are additionally doing rounds.
Matondkar had unsuccessfully contested the 2019 Lok Sabha election from Mumbai North constituency on Congress ticket. Nevertheless, she had later stop the social gathering over the model of functioning within the Mumbai Congress.
Lately, she was within the information for slamming actor Kangana Ranaut over her remarks wherein she had likened Mumbai to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).