Shiv Sena split last year following a rebellion by Eknath Shinde, who went on to become the CM with support from the BJP after unseating the Thackeray-led govt
Ambadas Danve. Pic/ X
Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Ambadas Danve on Tuesday said that there may be pressure on assembly speaker Rahul Narwekar from the Centre or the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the decision on the disqualification petitions against Shiv Sena MLAs, reported the PTI.
The Shiv Sena split in June last year following a rebellion by Eknath Shinde, who went on to become the chief minister with support from the BJP after unseating the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government.
The Uddhav Thackeray faction of the Shiv Sena had filed disqualification petitions against Eknath Shinde and MLAs supporting him, including some cabinet ministers.
After hearing arguments from the Shiv Sena factions led by Eknath Shinde and Uddhav Thackeray on Monday, Rahul Narwekar decided to conduct an official hearing on the disqualification petitions against the MLAs of the Shinde group on October 13.
According to the PTI, while addressing a press conference in Nagpur, Leader of Opposition in the legislative council Ambadas Danve said, "The speaker is wasting time. We feel that there may be pressure on him from the Centre or the BJP. He is taking time in everything. I want to say once again that justice delayed is justice denied."
The Shiv Sena (UBT) leader went on to blame the local political leadership for the flood-like situation in Nagpur due to heavy rains, as per the PTI.
Ambadas Danve spoke to the media in Ravi Bhavan after visiting the flood-affected areas of the city.
"Nagpur is becoming a concrete jungle and the basic infrastructure is being ignored. All the claim of work done in Nagpur is just to show off and people are not benefiting," he said, according to the PTI.
The massive concretisation of roads has affected the environment and forced people to face a flood-like situation amid rains, he said.
The district administration has been asked to increase the number of officials conducting the panchanamas so that all the affected houses are covered, Ambadas Danve said.
Meanwhile, after hearing arguments from both Shiv Sena factions- led by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Uddhav Thackeray, Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar has decided to conduct official hearing on disqualification petitions against the MLAs of the CM Shinde group on October 13, advocate Anil Sakhare who is representing the CM had said on Monday, reported the PTI.
(with PTI inputs)