Group of Congress legislators are up in arms against chief minister Prithviraj Chavan, accusing him of inaction and unfavourable treatment of them.
The Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) have decided to approach the party command, asking for his removal, and have already put forth their demand before state Congress chief Manikrao Thakre.
Sunil Kedar, a senior legislator from Vidarbha is believed to have taken the lead in the anti-Chavan campaign.
The 12 legislators met on Monday night, during the ongoing budget session of the state legislature, and resolved to petition senior leaders in New Delhi. They met Thakre on Tuesday to air their grievances.
Though Kedar and Thakre did not comment on the issue, an MLA said that the group was unhappy with the CM’s treatment of them.
“The legislators complained that the CM did not approve their developmental proposals. They are also unhappy with his handling of party’s affairs and the Congress’ alliance with the NCP,” he said.
One of the disgruntled MLAs sat in the well of the lower house last week, to protest the CMs decision denying a government medical college to the legislator’s constituency in eastern Vidarbha.
The 12 legislators include supporters of former CMs Vilasrao Deshmukh and Ashok Chavan, who’s meeting last week and decision to bury the hatchet last week had created a buzz in political circles.
The group also contains some legislators from the city who owe allegiance to former Union minister Gurudas Kamat. They are reportedly unhappy with the way the leader was sidelined in the recent civic polls.