The Shiv Sena on Monday claimed that jailed NCP MLAs Nawab Malik and Anil Deshmukh not being permitted to vote in the point out Legislative Council polls was like “trampling” on the legal rights of the two elected representatives.
However, two BJP MLAs, battling critical sicknesses, were being brought in ambulances to vote all through the Rajya Sabha polls from Maharashtra held before this thirty day period, an editorial in the Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ mentioned, and slammed the BJP more than its “politics of discrimination”.
Maharashtra minister Malik and previous condition property minister Deshmukh, each arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in individual money laundering circumstances, are at present lodged in jail.
The Bombay Superior Courtroom experienced on Friday turned down their pleas in search of temporary release from prison for casting ballot in the Maharashtra Legislative Council elections.
Voting is underway on Monday for elections to 10 seats in the Legislative Council. The ruling allies – Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress – have fielded two candidates every, though the BJP has nominated 5 candidates.
In the Rajya Sabha polls to six seats from the state held on June 10, the Shiv Sena’s 2nd candidate had lost to the BJP.
The editorial in ‘Saamana’ reported the Assembly membership of Deshmukh and Malik is however intact and they could have been introduced for an hour to vote with all the needed security arrangements.
“Not making it possible for them to vote is akin to trampling on the rights of the two elected associates,” the Marathi publication claimed, incorporating that this is “politics of discrimination”. Noting that the Enforcement Directorate experienced opposed their pleas in the court docket, the Sena reported the “central agency is not the Supreme Court”.
“But Mukta Tilak and Laxman Jagtap (both from the BJP) are brought for voting (in the Rajya Sabha polls) when they are in a significant point out…when it will come to political selfishness, humanity is trampled on and they (Tilak and Japtap) are wheeled-in on a stretcher for voting. The BJP can stoop to any level for attaining its political objective,” the editorial mentioned.
“The central agencies are staying misused, but how will items be if the courtroom loses its consciousness?” it puzzled.
On the other hand, Dera Sacha Sauda main Ram Rahim, serving a jail sentence, experienced been granted a thirty day period-lengthy parole. He had earlier been supplied a equivalent concession ahead of the Punjab Assembly polls, the Sena pointed out. PTI PR GK GK