Mumbai: Contradicting a statement by MNS
chief Raj Thackeray about revoking suspension of his MLAs in
lieu of voting for the ruling Congress-NCP alliance during
Maharashtra Council Elections, Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan
Bhujbal said the process was started long back.
"The process of revoking suspension of MNS MLAs was
started during the last Budget Session of the Assembly when
the Council polls were not scheduled," Bhujbal told reporters
here on Monday.
The suspension of the MLAs was the decision of the
Legislative Assembly and it has to be revoked with the House
consent only. The Speaker of the House would know about it in
detail, he said.
Raj had last week said that MNS MLAs voted in favour of
Congress-NCP alliance to ensure that his four MLAs, who were
suspended for attacking SP leader Abu Azmi, were allowed to
enter the House.
Bhujbal had conceded after the polls, that MNS votes had
been distributed amongst the Congress and NCP.
"Votes of Shiv Sena-BJP did not increase during the
polls, so it is obvious that they were given to Congress-NCP
alliance," Bhujbal said.
To a query that the Congress was denying MNS contribution
to the party during the polls, he refused to comment.