Oct. 10/2019 – Showing dissatisfaction over the ticket distribution for upcoming Maharashtra assembly election, as many as 28 Shiv Sena corporators along with hundreds of party workers sent their resignation letters to party chief Uddhav Thackeray.
The incident took place in the Kalyan (East) constituency, which is believed to be a big blow for Shiv Sena. All this happened as a result of seat sharing between BJP and Shiv Sena. The National Democratic Alliance gives the ticket to BJP’s two time MLA Ganpat Gaikwad. But the Sena rebels allege that Gaikwad has not done anything for the constituency.
The workers wanted Dhananjay Bodare to be their representative. He had been in the party for about three decades. But the refusal of ticket compelled him to leave the party and file nomination as an independent candidate.
Out of the 288 seats in the state assembly, Shiv Sena has got 124 seats and the other 160 seats have been distributed among BJP and other smaller allies. Voting in the state will be held on October 21 and the results will come on October 24.