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Eknath Shinde’s expulsion as leader of army group in Maha Vidhan Sabha valid, says deputy speaker MPNRC

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Maharashtra Assembly Deputy Speaker Narhari Jirwal on Thursday said he has approved the appointment of Ajay Choudhary as the leader of the Shiv Sena in the House in place of rebel MLA Eknath Shinde.

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The Shiv Sena on Tuesday removed Shinde as the leader of the party’s group in the Assembly after he rebelled and traveled to Surat in Gujarat with some Shiv Sena MLAs to form the tripartite Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA)—which includes Shiv Sena, NCP and The NCP is involved). Congress government in Maharashtra.

Speaking to reporters here on Thursday, Zirwal said, “I have received a letter from Shiv Sena informing me that it is appointing Ajay Choudhary as the leader of the party in the assembly and Shinde with immediate effect.” Removing him from office.”

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The deputy speaker said, “I have accepted the letter sent by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, saying that it was legitimate to remove Shinde as the leader of the Shiv Sena group in the assembly. Significantly, Shinde had on Wednesday given a letter to the Deputy Speaker of the Assembly signed by 35 Shiv Sena MLAs with Bharat Gogavale replacing Sunil Prabhu as the Chief Whip of Shiv Sena Legislature Party, when asked about Shinde’s letter, Jirwal Said, independents have no role in such party matters.

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One (Shiv Sena) MLA, Nitin Deshmukh (who accompanied the rebel leader to Surat) has claimed that he has not signed the letter issued by Shinde. I will study it, take legal experts’ advice and then decide (on it).

Deshmukh claimed on Wednesday that some people had forcibly admitted him to a hospital in Surat and given him injections, though he never suffered a heart attack.

Speaking to reporters at the Nagpur airport, Deshmukh, the MLA from Balapur in Akola district, had said that he had somehow managed to return safely to Maharashtra from Surat, and promised loyalty to Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray.

On Tuesday, Deshmukh’s wife lodged a complaint with the Akola police that her husband had gone missing.

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