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Shiv Sena MLAs Moved To Hotel Near Mumbai Ahead Of RS Polls

A group of Maharashtra MLAs – from the ruling Shiv Sena party and Independents – were seen boarding a luxury bus for an unknown resort this evening following a meeting with CM Uddhav Thackeray. Elections are due on six Rajya Sabha seats from Maharashtra on June 10 and the removal of the MLAs can be seen as a symbol of concern over horse-trading by the BJP ahead of polls.

According to the sources, Chief Minister held a meeting with some independent MLAs as well as their own party MLAs.

Later in the evening, the two buses were seen parked opposite Sahyadri Guest House, which is the official guest house of the Maharashtra government. There was a buzz that the MLAs will be taken to Hotel Retreat in Malad, the Western suburbs of Mumbai.

For the six vacant Rajya Sabha seats in the state, the BJP has fielded three candidates. In the ruling MVA (Maha Vikas Aghadi) camp, the Congress and NCP have fielded one candidate each, and the Shiv Sena party two.

The big contest will be for the sixth seat, as there will be a face-off between the NJP’s Dhananjay Mahadik and Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Pawar.

The NCP has already gone to court, seeking permission for two of its jailed MLAs – Nawab Malik and Anil Deshmukh – to vote in the election.

The MVA has called a meeting of its MLAs in Mumbai on 7th June. The BJP has nominated Union Minister Piyush Goyal, Dhananjay Mahadik, and Anil Bonde.

Congress has fielded Imran Pratapgarhi, while the NCP has re-nominated former union minister Praful Patel. Shiv Sena party has been nominated Sanjay Pawar and Sanjay Raut.