Zee Media Bureau
Mumbai: Prithviraj Chavan may be replaced as Maharashtra CM by the Congress leadership following the debacle that the party faced in the state in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, as per reports.
The pressure to do so has come from party MLAs as they reportedly feel that Chavan needs to be replaced keeping in mind the prospects of a defeat in the upcoming Assembly elections.
The names of Congress MLAs Balasaheb Thorat, Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil and Harshavardhan Patil are said to be doing the rounds as Chavan`s replacement. At the same time former Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde too is being considered.
Shinde lost the Lok Sabha polls from Solapur. He is Congress` Dalit face.
The Congress won only two seats out of the total 48 in Maharashtra in the Lok Sabha polls, the results for which was declared on May 16. The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance bagged 41 seats, while the NCP-Congress won only 6 seats.
At the national level, the BJP won 282 seats on its own and 335 along with its allies while the Congress eneded up with only 44 seats.