Pune, Apr 9: The Maharashtra Cabinet on Thursday decided to recommend Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's name for being nominated as Member of the state Legislative Council from the Governor's quota.
Maharashtra Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anil Parab said that the decision to recommend Thackeray's name as MLC from the Governor's quota was taken at the state Cabinet meeting. "Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has been requested to appoint Uddhav Thackeray from one of the two vacant seats," he said. Thackeray was not present at the Cabinet meeting which was chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar at the state secretariat. Minority Affairs Minister Nawab Malik told reporters that Thackeray had been advised not to attend the meeting since the Cabinet was to recommend his name to the governor for appointment as MLC.(UNI)