Uddhav Thackeray Maharashtra Crisis: In a signed letter sent by 34 MLAs to the Governor, late on Wednesday evening, Eknath Shinde was declared its leader.
Eknath Shinde, who is leading the rebellion against Uddhav Thackeray, has claimed the support of 40 MLAs, but this has been challenged by party leader Sanjay Raut, who said at least half of them were “in touch” to come back .
This morning, three Sena MLAs – Deepak Keskar (MLA from Sawantwadi), Mangesh Kudalkar (Chembur) and Sada Sarvankar (Dadar) flew to Assam, where the rebels are camping. At least 40 MLAs are present along with Eknath Shinde at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati. According to sources, five independent MLAs are also involved in this.
Sanjay Raut said, “I will not talk about any camp, I will talk about my party. Our party is strong even today. Around 20 MLAs are in touch with us. When they come to Mumbai, you will know.” “Who is the chief spokesperson of Shiv Sena, said He said, ‘Soon it will be revealed that under what circumstances and pressure these MLAs left us.
The Congress and Sharad Pawar’s NCP – Shiv Sena’s alliance partner in Maharashtra – have suggested that rebel Eknath Shinde be named as chief minister, bailing the ruling alliance out of a huge political crisis, sources said.
Eknath Shinde, who is leading the Shiv Sena revolt, has claimed that the ruling alliance was only beneficial to the alliance partners, while the common Shiv Sainiks have suffered the most in the last two-and-a-half years of the coalition’s rule. Shinde, who was camping in Guwahati with rebel Shiv Sena MLAs, tweeted on Wednesday: “It is important to take a decision in the interest of the state.”
NCP chief Sharad Pawar held a party meeting today amid political instability in the ruling alliance. The meeting was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, state Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil, Ministers Jayant Patil and Jitendra Awhad and party leader Sunil Tatkare.
At stake for the last two-and-a-half years of the alliance’s existence, Mr Thackeray on Wednesday referred to his father and party founder Balasaheb Thackeray as he delivered an emotional address to the rebels. Uddhav Thackeray said, “If my own people don’t want me as the chief minister, they should walk up to me and say so. I am ready to resign. I am Balasaheb’s son, I am not behind any position.” – who tested positive for Covid – said on a Facebook address on Wednesday evening.
Earlier, Assam cabinet minister Ashok Singhal was seen at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati. The Trinamool Congress held a massive protest outside the hotel in Guwahati, accusing the ruling BJP government of Assam of investing its resources to overthrow the Uddhav Thackeray government. The Trinamool Congress alleged that the state government had done nothing to alleviate the suffering of the people affected by the heavy floods in the state.
The BJP maintains that the political crisis in Maharashtra is an internal matter of the Shiv Sena and the party is not claiming to form the government in the state. Union minister Raosaheb Patil Danve, who met party leader Devendra Fadnavis, said, “We have not spoken to Eknath Shinde. It is an internal matter of Shiv Sena. BJP has nothing to do with it. We are not claiming to form the government.” are.” Told the media.
Uddhav Thackeray went back to his family home “Matoshree” from his official residence “Varsha” on Wednesday night. The journey from his official residence in the Malabar Hills to his home in Bandra – which usually takes 15-20 minutes – lasted nearly an hour as Mr Thackeray’s team interacted with hundreds of Shiv Sainiks, who fought the Mumbai rains for 15 km. gathered at a distance.
Although Eknath Shinde’s rebellion is the first under Uddhav Thackeray’s leadership, the party has seen rebellions by prominent figures on four occasions, three of them under the watch of its charismatic founder, Bal Thackeray.