Mumbai: Amid the ongoing seat sharing tussle in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena, on Thursday, elected Eknath Shinde as leader of the party's legislative wing.
Sunil Prabhu has been elected as chief whip of the party in the Maharashtra legislature.
Shinde, besides being a cabinet minister in the BJP-Sena government, was the leader of house in the previous term too. Sources close to the party said that Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray was not willing to escalate his son Aaditya as the head of the party's legislative unit.
The decision was taken during an all party meeting held at the Sena headquarters in Dadar.
The Sena has won 56 seats against BJP's 105 in the recently concluded Maharashtra assembly elections.