Thackeray phoned and urged PM Modi to ‘not to create political instability in such huge crisis time’

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intercede as there is a delay in the decision of his designation to the legislature as governor’s nominee.

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He called up PM Modi and informed that efforts are being made to create an upheaval in the state during this time of dire crisis.

Thackeray received the call only after the ruling party Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) met the governor B S Koshyari with a fresh cabinet suggestion to appoint him to the Legislative Council through the governor’s quota, which was first made on April 9.

Uddhav Thackeray has undertaken the responsibility as the Chief Minister on November 28, 2019, but he is still not a member of either of the two houses of the state legislature. He will have to discontinue his post as the CM if on the completion of six months in the office on May 28 he doesn’t become a member.

A copy of the resolution taken by the cabinet has been handed over to the governor by deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and has also urged him to finalise a decision as soon as possible.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and nationwide lockdown, elections have been deferred until further notice and thus Thackeray cannot get selected to the Council through a biennial poll.

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