Maha Governor writes to ECI, seeks polls for nine Council seats | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Days after the Maharashtra cupboard really helpful to him proposing chief minister Uddhav Thackeray’s appointment to the Legislative Council, governor BS Koshyari on Thursday requested the Election Commission of India (ECI) to declare polls for nine vacant seats of the Upper House of the state Legislature.
An announcement from Raj Bhavan mentioned that Koshyari requested the ECI to declare elections to the nine vacant seats of the Maharashtra Legislative Council “at the earliest”.
The governor made the request to the ballot watchdog to fill the nine seats which have been mendacity vacant since April 24, with a view to finish the present uncertainty within the State.
In his letter, the governor acknowledged that the Centre has introduced many leisure measures relating to the enforcement of lockdown within the nation.
“As such the elections to the Council seats can be held with certain guidelines,” he mentioned within the letter.
Since Uddhav Thackeray just isn’t a member of both home of the State Legislature, he wants to get elected to the the Council earlier than May 27, 2020, the assertion mentioned.
The Election Commission had withheld the election course of for these nine seats due to the coronavirus disaster.
Thackeray was sworn in as chief minister on November 28, 2019. He has to turn out to be a member of the House by May 28 when he completes six months in workplace. Otherwise he’ll stop to the chief minister.
The state cupboard had on April 9 really helpful Thackeray’s nomination as one of the governor nominees within the Legislative Council.

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