The CM moved out of 'Varsha', his official residence, for Matoshree, the private bungalow of the Thackeray family, amid high drama.
I have heard that our MLAs are not being allowed to leave. But they will certainly return as all of them are dedicated to Sena. I trust that all our MLAs will return and everything will be fine: Raut
Shinde is likely to address a press conference to clear his stand. In MLC elections, BJP secured 134 votes while Maha Vikas Aghadi got 151 votes.
Interestingly, the Congress party's three votes were cross-voted in this election.
In a WhatsApp message that went viral, Kamboj said that the party got 134 votes while one vote was wasted and three BJP MLAs cross-voted.
An official said that that all the eight candidates secured the minimum quota of 26 votes each to make it to the Upper House of the state legislature.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that they and their alliance partners has kept their MLAs in hotels where these MLAs will be given the mock training how to cast their votes in MLC elections.
After his victory, Horatti said he had expected to win about 9,000 votes, but ended up winning more.
As many as 49 candidates, including four women, are contesting the polls, while representatives of three major political parties, BJP, Congress and JDS, too are in fray.
With Khot's entry, there are now 12 candidates in the arena for the elections to the Upper House of the state Legislature to be held on June 20.
Says BL Santhosh has nothing to do with his son missing out on ticket to contest MLC polls
They even alleged that the high command was using double standards in pointing out examples of dynastic politics.
After BJP and Congress announced their list of candidates for the June 3 MLC elections, there has been discontent among those who did not make it.
Basavaraj Bommai said the BJP is focusing on the Rajya Sabha and Legislative Council elections and held a core committee meeting in this regard.
The RJD’s victory has demonstrated its ability to make inroads into the upper caste vote bank and also underlined the BJP’s vulnerability.