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The Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government is alert after its defeat in the Rajya Sabha elections held in Maharashtra last week. Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said that the mistake made during the Rajya Sabha elections will not happen this time. This time there will be an effort to keep the quota of the candidates more. Care will be taken that no vote is invalid.
At the same time, according to media reports, the defeat of Shiv Sena in the Rajya Sabha elections has increased the distance between the allies of Mahavikas Aghadi. Due to which the equation of MLC elections has been disturbed. Shiv Sena has made it clear that it will not transfer its votes to anyone. This has increased the troubles of Congress. Let us tell you that in the Rajya Sabha elections, the BJP won the sixth seat in Maharashtra defeating the Shiv Sena candidate. The reason behind this is believed to be that Congress did not transfer its votes to Shiv Sena.
11 candidates for 10 seats
There are 11 candidates in the Legislative Council elections to be held on June 20 for 10 seats in Maharashtra. One of them is sure to lose. Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP (MVA) have fielded two candidates each, while BJP has five candidates in the fray. The Deputy Chief Minister said that two of our MLAs have not got permission to vote, but we will compensate for it with independents. At present, 284 MLAs are expected to vote. At the same time, state BJP president Chandrakant Patil claimed that the BJP will get the benefit of the MVA dispute and all the five candidates of the party will win.
Shiv Sena and NCP candidates are seen winning easily in the Legislative Council elections, but the screw is getting stuck between BJP and Congress. So far, neither Shiv Sena nor its chief Uddhav Thackeray has released any joint plan to win all the six candidates of Mahavikas Aghadi alliance.
All parties will collect their votes
When Sanjay Raut was asked whether he would transfer his extra votes to the Congress, his reply was that we will ensure to reserve our votes for our candidates. All the parties will themselves collect votes for their candidates.
Miracles have been happening in Legislative Council elections
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar claimed that a miracle would happen in the Legislative Council elections. Miracles have been happening in this election. In 1996, former Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh lost to independent Lal Singh Rathod by 0.59 votes in the elections to the nine Legislative Council seats. Deshmukh had contested as an independent candidate with the support of Shiv Sena when Congress did not give ticket to Deshmukh after he lost the 1995 assembly elections from Latur.
Ganpatrao Deshmukh, who won the assembly elections 11 times in Maharashtra, also contested the Legislative Council elections in 1996 from Shetkari (Farmer) Kamgar Party in 1995. He was defeated due to cross voting. In the 2008 Legislative Council elections, the party candidate Sudhakar Gangane was defeated despite Congress getting enough votes. At the same time, in the year 2010, the incumbent Transport Minister Anil Parab also had to face defeat in the Legislative Council elections.