Maharashtra water conservation minister Shankarrao Gadakh on Tuesday joined the Shiv Sena, the social gathering he had backed after the state Meeting polls in 2019 as an impartial MLA from Ahmednagar district.
Chief Minister and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray inducted Gadakh within the social gathering fold at ‘Matoshree’, the Thackeray household residence. Gadakh was elected as an impartial MLA from Nevasa constituency in Ahmednagar.
Gadakh tweeted on Tuesday: “The Shiv Sena is aware of the heartbeat of the hard-working farmer, the poor and needy. I’m becoming a member of the Shiv Sena as our ideology matches and I’ve full religion within the management of honourable chief minister Uddhav Thackeray.”
With this growth, Sena’s efficient power has elevated to 57 legislators within the 288-member Maharashtra Legislative Meeting. In addition to that, Gadakh’s entry into the Sena is predicted to spice up the social gathering’s prospects in Ahmednagar district the place there was a vacuum created after the demise of social gathering deputy chief Anil Rathod final week. Gadakh, who hails from one of many influential households of sugar barons, is predicted to guide the social gathering within the district.
Sena’s coalition companions the Congress social gathering and the Nationalist Congress Celebration, and opponents Bharatiya Janata Celebration have a powerful presence in Ahmednagar district.
Sena secretary and Thackeray’s private assistant Milind Narvekar was instrumental in bringing Gadakh, who was the founder and president of Krantikari Shetkari Celebration (KSP), to again the Sena final 12 months. Narvekar can be stated to have performed a key function in getting Gadakh into the social gathering fold.
Congress has a powerful presence in politically delicate Ahmednagar within the type of its state president and income minister Balasaheb Thorat. BJP is represented by Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil and his MP son Sujay whereas NCP has legislator Sangram Jagtap.