The Maharashtra governemnt passed a resolution asking the Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to appoint CM Uddhav Thackeray as an MLC.
Mumbai| The Maharashtra governemnt passed a resolution asking the Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to appoint CM Uddhav Thackeray as an MLC. The request comes after elections for the council have been postponed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus across the country.
The Chief Minister is not a member of state legislative assembly. According to the rules, he needs to become a member within 6 months after taking over the office of the chief minister. Uddhav Thackeray took control of the office in November and if he fails to become a member of the assembly within 6 months from November, he’ll have to resign.
The cabinet meeting held today was chaired by Deputy CM Ajit Pawar since Uddhav Thackeray wasn’t present for the meeting.
The Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra is a coalition of three parties- ShivSena, Indian National Congress (INC), and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). The three parties formed a government after a dramatic series of events last year.
Maharashtra with 1135 coronavirus cases, has the highest load than any other state or territory across India. According to the central government’s data on Thursday morning, the state has 1135 cases with 72 deaths reported because of the coronavirus.
The tola cases in India have risen to 5,095, with 166 dead.
India is under a 21-day lockdown which will end on 14th April. The Prime Minister is supposed to take a decision on whether the lockdown should be extended. He’ll have a video conference with the Chief Ministers of all states on Saturday.