New Delhi, Agency. Amidst the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra, rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde has claimed that he has 50 MLAs with him against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Of this, 40 are from Shiv Sena. Eknath Shind is presently present in Assam along with fellow rebel MLAs. According to news agency ANI, Eknath Shinde said that around 40 Shiv Sena MLAs are with him. Those who trust in us will join us. Shinde also said that the move to disqualify the rebel MLAs is “illegal”.
He said that what was done yesterday is illegal, they have no right. We are the majority people and numbers are important in a democracy. It’s illegal, even they can’t do this kind of suspension. We will not be afraid of it. Let us inform that according to the reports coming out, Shinde has gathered the required number of 37 MLAs. This allows the party to be divided in the assembly without violating the anti-defection law. According to reports, till yesterday, Shinde was accompanied by 37 MLAs of Shiv Sena and 9 Independents.
Shinde sent a letter signed by 37 MLAs to the Deputy Speaker
Amidst the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra, rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde has declared himself the leader of the legislature party. He has sent a letter to Deputy Speaker Narhari Jirwal, which has the signatures of 37 MLAs in his support. The Shinde camp has got the support of 14 independent MLAs so far. 5 independent MLAs reached Surat from Mumbai late on Thursday night and have left for Guwahati. At the same time, 9 independent MLAs Rajkumar Patel, Chandrakant Patil, Narendra Bhondekar, Kishore Jorgewar, Manjula Gavit, Vinod Agarwal, Geeta Jain, Bacchu Kadu and Rajendra Yadraokar are already present in Guwahati.
Sanjay Raut said – we will not bow down, we will show it by winning the trust vote
On the other hand, a meeting has been held between Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Sharad Pawar, Sanjay Raut, Anil Desai and Dilip Walse Patil. After the meeting, Raut said that the time for talks is over. Now we will tell the rebels what is Shiv Sena? He said that now we will not give up. Sanjay Raut has said today that we will not bow down…we will show it by winning the trust vote in the assembly. If this battle is fought on the streets, we will win it too. We gave those who left a chance to come back, but now it is too late. I challenge him to come on the floor in the assembly. The Mahavikas Aghadi government will complete the remaining 2.5 years.
Let’s know what happened in the last three days…
Thursday was the third day of the political turmoil in Maharashtra. In a video that surfaced till late in the evening, rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde has finally given gestures as to which superpower is working behind him. He told the supporting MLAs that whatever happiness and sorrow is there, it is the same for all of us. Whatever happens, we are all united and that too on our own. They are the national party. They are superpowers. Meanwhile, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said that the rebels will have to pay a big price. On the other hand, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut talked about parting with the Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance to persuade the angry MLAs. All the MLAs of the rebel camp also wrote a letter to Uddhav. It was written in the letter that your door was always closed for Shiv Sena MLAs. You did not listen to these MLAs.
Uddhav left the Chief Minister’s residence on Wednesday amid political upheaval. Uddhav said by doing Facebook live- Shinde talk to me, I will leave the post of Shiv Sena President along with the Chief Minister’s chair. At the same time, Sharad Pawar advised Uddhav to make Chief Minister Eknath Shinde only, the party will be saved from collapse. Here, Shinde, sitting in Guwahati, removed Sunil Prabhu, the Chief Whip of Shiv Sena.
On Tuesday, around 14 Shiv Sena MLAs reached Surat with Eknath Shinde. Here all the MLAs stayed at Hotel La Meridien. Seeing the rebellion of the MLAs, Uddhav Thackeray sent two envoys for a settlement. On the other hand, Sharad Pawar said that this is an internal matter of Shiv Sena. The wife of an MLA Nitin Deshmukh lodged a missing report of the husband at the Akola police station.
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