Restive MLAs may prove headache for Shiv Sena leadership

While the MLAs have said that there is resentment over cabinet berths, the party leadership has completely denied it.

Published: 23rd June 2018 12:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd June 2018 12:39 AM   |  A+A-

File Photo of Shiv Sena supporters | PTI

By Express News Service

MUMBAI: Restive MLAs, especially from Western Maharashtra, may prove to be headache for the Shiv Sena leadership ahead of the Monsoon Session of the state assembly.  While the MLAs have said that there is resentment over cabinet berths, the party leadership has completely denied it.

Shiv Sena has 10 MLAs from Western Maharashtra. They are not happy with the party leadership, as the cabinet berths have all gone to legislative council members, sources have said. When asked, Rajesh Kshirsagar, Shiv Sena MLA from Kolhapur, agreed that there is resentment within the MLAs. However, he was quick to clarify that this doesn't mean there is a revolt against the party leadership.

"We are well aware about the compulsions of the party leadership. We understand that everyone can't be satisfied. Moreover, Shiv Sena is a disciplined party. Even if there are any issues, we shall speak it out with the party leadership," the Kashirsagar said.

While speaking about the problems faced by the MLAs, Kshirsagar said that many a times MLAs are worried when works from their constituency are stuck and are not helped by the ministers to resolve the issue. There are several other challenges also.

The BJP has a strong leader like Chandrakant Patil who is trying to build the party in Western Maharashtra. To counter him the Shiv Sena needs to support some local MLA to give a boost to the party in the region, said another MLA who doesn't want to be named.The Shiv Sena leadership declined any comments over the issue.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp