Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray, 8 Others Take Oath as MLCs
Uddhav Thackeray and the eight other candidates were elected unopposed to the Council on 14 May.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray took oath as a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council along with eight others on Monday, 18 May. Thackeray and the eight other candidates were elected unopposed to the council on 14 May.
Besides the Maharashtra CM, Shiv Sena leader Neelam Gorhe, NCP's Shashikant Shinde, Amol Mitkari, Congress's Rajesh Rathod, and BJP leaders Gopichand Padalkar, Pravin Datke, Ranjeetsinh Mohite Patil and Ramesh Karad were among those elected to the Legislative Council.
After the swearing-in, CM Thackeray and his family met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at the Raj Bhavan. The governor congratulated the CM on his election as a member of Maharashtra Legislative Council, reported ANI.
CM Thackeray’s election to the Council comes as a huge relief for him as according to the Constitution, he had to become a member of either House of the state legislature within six months of taking the office. Thackeray was sworn in as the CM on 28 November 2019.
The MLC polls were supposed to be held on 26 March, however, they were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What followed was multiple recommendations being sent to Governor BS Koshyari by the state Cabinet asking that Uddhav Thackeray be nominated to the Upper House.
The governor finally wrote to the Election Commission of India recently, requesting it to hold elections.
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