Amid hypothesis that the Maharashtra authorities will suggest actor Urmila Matondkar’s identify for her nomination to the state Legislative Council, Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut on Friday mentioned Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has been authorised to take a call 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 Upper House of the state legislature from his quota.
Replying to a question on the actor’s identify doing rounds, Raut informed reporters, “I have also heard about the speculation that Matondkar will be nominated by the government to the Council. It is the prerogative of the state cabinet, which has authorised CM Uddhav Thackeray to take a decision.”
When requested concerning the secrecy being maintained concerning the checklist of 12 nominees, state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anil Parab mentioned, “There is no secrecy. Leaders of the three MVA allies will finalise the names and submit the list to the chief minister, who will forward it to the governor. “
The 12 council seats had fallen vacant in June this 12 months.
Under Article 171 of the Constitution, the governor can nominate 12 members with particular information or sensible expertise within the discipline of literature, artwork, science, cooperative motion and social service to the state Legislative Council.
Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress will discipline 4 members every.
Apart 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. However, she had later quit the party over the style of functioning within the Mumbai Congress.
Recently, she was within the information for slamming actor Kangana Ranaut over her remarks during which she had likened Mumbai to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).