Anti Defection Law: The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, appears to be on the verge of collapse after Maharashtra minister and senior Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde supported 42 Shiv Sena MLAs. Is. After this political crisis that arose in Maharashtra, the Anti Defection Law is also in discussion. Will the Uddhav government be saved through this law? Can rebel Shiv Sena legislators face action under the anti-defection law, or do they have the numbers to avoid it? In such a situation, it is important to know the answers to all these questions.
The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena has a total of 55 MLAs in the 288-member Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. According to the provisions of the Anti-Defection Act, merger requires the consent of two-thirds of the members of a legislature party who have consented to merge with another political party. To avoid disqualification, Eknath Shinde will have to ensure the support of 37 MLAs (two-thirds of the 55 MLAs).
Talking about the current situation of Shiv Sena, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray held a meeting with the MLAs today. In which only 13 MLAs reached. After this Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut claimed that 21 MLAs of the Eknath Shinde faction are in touch with him. Whenever there is a chance, the coalition government will show it by proving its majority. At the same time, Eknath Shinde has claimed that out of 55 MLAs of Shiv Sena, 42 MLAs will come towards him. If this happens then it will be difficult for Uddhav Thackeray to save the government and even with the help of the anti-defection law, Uddhav Thackeray will not be able to do anything for the rebel MLAs.
What is the current status of the assembly?
The current strength of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly is 287 as Shiv Sena MLA Ramesh Latke passed away recently. In such a situation, now it is necessary to have a figure of 144 for the majority. Maha Vikas Aghadi has 169 MLAs in which Shiv Sena has 55, NCP 53, Congress 44. NDA has 113 MLAs in which BJP has 106 MLAs and rest 13 are Independents.
What will happen if the anti-defection law is imposed?
Shinde faction needs 37 MLAs to avoid Anti Defection Law. If 37 MLAs are not completed, then 35 MLAs including Shinde will lose their membership. If this happens, then the strength of the assembly will be 252 after which 127 MLAs will be needed for majority. In such a situation, it will be very difficult for BJP to form the government. If BJP fails to prove majority, then only two paths are visible, one then Uddhav Thackeray government can be asked to prove majority, otherwise the state is seen moving towards President’s rule. Giving.
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