Maharashtra Politics: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday alleged that the Maharashtra Assembly Speaker and Lok Sabha Speaker violated constitutional norms by recognizing a group of rebel Shiv Sena MLAs and MPs. ) is violated.
Raut said the action was tantamount to looting the donation box by the priest of a temple and the temple trustees cutting down its dome. Raut, in his weekly column published in Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, claimed similar things were happening in the temples of democracy in the country. He alleged that the central government was trying to save the Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra government, so that the Shiv Sena could be eliminated.
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Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra last month Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde Along with 39 other MLAs had fallen after revolting against the party leadership. Shinde took oath as chief minister on June 30 and BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis took oath as deputy chief minister. Of the 19 Shiv Sena MPs in the Lok Sabha, 12 are supporting the Shinde camp. Chief Minister Shinde had said on Tuesday that Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has recognized Rahul Shewale as Shiv Sena leader in the lower house of Parliament.
Raut accuses Speaker of violating constitutional norms
Raut claimed in the article that after the formation of the new government in Maharashtra, the Speaker violated constitutional norms and the picture in the Lok Sabha was no different. Raut, executive editor of ‘Saamana’, said that the rebel MLAs and MPs are now free from the investigation of central probe agencies.
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Shiv Sena’s chief spokesperson claimed that Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla recognized the group of Shiv Sena MPs without taking cognizance of party MP Vinayak Raut’s letter. Vinayak Raut, in his letter submitted to the Lok Sabha Speaker on Monday night, had said that he is the “duly appointed” leader of the Shiv Sena parliamentary party and Rajan Vichare is the chief whip.