In his weekly column ‘Rokthok’ in Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, Raut mentioned regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic, “‘politicking hasn’t stopped’, be it over the border standoff with China or dealing with of the coronavirus scenario.
- PTI Mumbai
- Last Updated: July 5, 2020, 3:47 PM IST
Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut on Sunday hit out on the BJP over the problem of appointment of 12 Maharashtra Legislative Council members from the governor’s quota, saying delay of their nomination would quantity to violation of the Constitution and suppression of freedom.
In his weekly column ‘Rokthok’ in Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, Raut mentioned regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic, “politicking hasn’t stopped”, be it over the border standoff with China or dealing with of the coronavirus scenario.
The Rajya Sabha member mentioned there have been speculations that the appointment of 12 Legislative Council members from the governor’s quota could also be placed on maintain and the “new government” (after ousting the Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi) would make its personal appointments after October.
“This is just a dream as there is no threat to the MVA government. The governor should stop any attempt of politics being played using the constitutional post,” Raut mentioned.
The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities is but to advocate 12 names to the governor for nomination within the Legislative Council. The time period of the 12 governor-nominated appointees ended final month.
Raut additionally hit out at Leader of the Opposition Devendra Fadnavis over his feedback that the BJP will not be desirous about knocking down the MVA authorities, which might fall “because of its own internal contradictions”.
“He (Fadnavis) has realised this after all attempts to topple the government have failed. But new experiments to create hurdles before the government would continue,” he mentioned.
Raut alleged that the opposition celebration doesn’t need MVA-recommended members to be nominated to 12 seats underneath the governor’s quota within the Upper House of Legislature.
“The 12 governor-nominated members will be from the Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena. The question is whether the governor would make the appointments,” he mentioned.
Raut mentioned the Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi continues to be remembered.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah mentioned the “greed for power of one family led to the imposition of Emergency and it was violation of the Constitution and suppression of freedom,” Raut claimed.
“Just like the Emergency, not appointing 12 members in the Legislative Council intime would amount to violation of the Constitution and suppression of freedom,” the Sena chief mentioned, including that each one official businesses have been politicised.
Raut mentioned these accountable for the hush hush swearing-in of Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar (as CM and DyCM, respectively, final 12 months) can even bask in politics over the appointment of 12 governor-nominated members within the Legislative Council.
He mentioned it was necessary for the governor to abide by the cupboard’s advice.