Mumbai: Shiv Sena Friday lent a helping hand
to Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, who is trying to get elected to the state Legislative Council, saying that it will not field any candidate against him in the May 4
Chavan, who is not a member of either of the Houses of
the Legislature, has to get elected before May 11 if he has to
retain his post. He took over from Ashok Chavan, who resigned
in the wake of the Adarsh Housing scam in November last year.
"Prithvirajaji, you get elected unopposed...Maharashtra
Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan would have to get elected else he would lose the post. He has already filed his nomination," Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray said in a press release here.
Stating that people have lost interest in the polls,
Uddhav said a change in the Chief Minister`s post for them is
like "one Chavan (Ashok Chavan) gone and other replacing him."
On his decision to get the Chavan elected unopposed,
Uddhav said "there was a question if he should be elected
unopposed. It has become difficult for the people to trust Congress despite their many promises. Their Chief Minister has
no power to take decisions. The decisions are taken at the
Centre and the CMs are just puppets."