Maharashtra Assembly Arithmetic Explained As Minister Missing With MLAs


The Maharashtra Assembly has 288 members in total. There are now 285 legislators after the imprisonment of two and the death of one. As a result, there is currently a 143 percent majority in the Assembly.

After Sena leader and minister Eknath Shinde reportedly relocated to a hotel in Surat in BJP-ruled Gujarat with 21 other party MLAs, the Maharashtra administration of Uddhav Thackeray appeared to be in jeopardy.

Here are five observations about how the figures compare:

  1. The Maharashtra Assembly has 288 members in total. The number has decreased to 287 with the death of one legislator. In the event of a trust vote, this means that the Assembly’s majority mark is now 144.
  2. There are presently 152 legislators serving in the Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), and Congress-led Maha Vikas Aghadi administration. Additionally, the alliance says certain Independents favor it.
  3. There are 56 MLAs in the Sena, 22 of whom are rumored to be hiding out in the Surat hotel. The number of the Sena drops to 34 if these MLAs, led by minister Eknath Shinde, quit.
  4. The Maha Vikas Aghadi’s strength in the House will drop to 130 as a result. The new majority threshold in the House will be 133 after the resignation of 22 MLAs.
  5. The BJP currently asserts that it has 135 MLAs, two more than the threshold for a majority. However, if these 22 Sena MLAs attempt to defect, they will be required to resign in accordance with the anti-defection statute and be re-elected in by-elections.

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