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Maharashtra Crisis: Uddhav Thackeray resigns as CM ahead of tomorrow’s trust vote, celebrations galore in BJP camp

Maharashtra Crisis Live Updates: Eknath Shinde on Wednesday said that he, along with other dissident legislators, will be in Mumbai on Thursday for the floor test in Assembly.

Maharashtra Crisis Live Updates: Eknath Shinde on Wednesday said that he, along with other dissident legislators, will be in Mumbai on Thursday for the floor test in Assembly.

Maharashtra MVA Crisis Live News, Eknath Shinde vs Uddhav Thackeray Latest Updates: The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to interfere with Maharashtra Governor’s decision direction to Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government to prove majority in Assembly on June 30, with voting by 5 pm. The top court was hearing a plea of Shiv Sena chief whip Sunil Prabhu challenging the Maharashtra Governor’s order for a floor test on Thursday.

Earlier, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari asked the Maharashtra Legislature Secretary to hold a floor test of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government at 11 am on Thursday. Shiv Sena rebel leader Eknath Shinde said that he, along with other dissident legislators, will be in Mumbai on Thursday for the floor test in Assembly. On Tuesday, Shinde had said that he will fly to Mumbai “soon” while claiming to have support of 50 MLAs. This comes after BJP leader and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Tuesday evening, to direct the crisis-hit Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government to prove its majority in the Assembly.

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21:45 (IST) 29 Jun 2022
Uddhav Thackeray announces his resignation

Uddhav Thackeray says he is resigning as the chief minister.

21:44 (IST) 29 Jun 2022
Those who ran autorickshaw, we made them MLAs: Uddhav’s jibe at Eknath Shinde

Those who ran autorickshaw, we made them MLAs: Uddhav’s jibe at Eknath Shinde

21:37 (IST) 29 Jun 2022
Uddhav Thackeray thanks Sonia Gandhi and Sharad Pawar

Uddhav Thackeray thanks Sonia Gandhi and Sharad Pawar for running the government in coalition, says he is disappointed that those who were given everything were not with him, and those who did not get anything were standing by his side.

21:30 (IST) 29 Jun 2022
Uddhav Thackeray to address on Facebook at 9:30 pm

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to address on Facebook at 9:30 pm

21:12 (IST) 29 Jun 2022
Supreme Court nod to floor test on Thursday

Supreme Court refuses to order stay on floor test tomorrow, says will hear the petition along with others on July 11.

19:42 (IST) 29 Jun 2022
We are not leaving Shiv Sena, we are the Shiv Sena: Rebels tell Supreme Court

Supreme Court asks Sr adv Neeraj Kishan Kaul – how many MLAs are in the dissident group? Adv Kaul says out of 55, 39 MLAs, that is why the great nervousness to face the Floor Test. Rebel MLAs are not leaving Shiv Sena. We're the Shiv Sena, we have overwhelming majority -he says

18:43 (IST) 29 Jun 2022
Seldom seen a party so afraid to conduct a floor test, Eknath Shinde faction tells Supreme Court

I have seen everyone keen to take the floor test. I have seldom seen a party so afraid to conduct a floor test, says advocate Kaul representing Shinde camp

18:09 (IST) 29 Jun 2022
Will heavens falls if there is no floor test tomorrow? Team Thackeray in Supreme Court

The people who have changed sides and defected cannot represent the will of the people. Can't the Governor trust the Court to not call a floor test tomorrow? Will heavens fall if there is no floor test tomorrow?

18:08 (IST) 29 Jun 2022
How does disqualification affect floor test? SC asks Team Thackeray

“There are two situation, one where the Speaker has passed order and it is lying pending before us in judicial review, the other situation is Speaker has passed this order and someone has knocked Court challenging the competence of the Speaker…As far as disqualification is concerned, it is before us, we can decide it either way but how does the disqualification affect the floor test?,” the Supreme Court asked team Uddhav.

17:23 (IST) 29 Jun 2022
Two NCP members, one Congress MLA down with fever: Sunil Prabhu’s lawyer tells SC

Sunil Prabhu's lawyer tells Supreme Court that letter which tells us about the Floor Test says that on June 28th Oppn leader met Governor & today morning we received intimation about Floor Test tomorrow. Two NCP members are down with COVID & one Congress MLA is out of the country

16:11 (IST) 29 Jun 2022
Governor writes to CM Thackeray, says ‘you’re in a minority’

Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has written a letter to Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, informing him of the trust vote scheduled to be taken up tomorrow.

Koshyari said he has received letters from the BJP and others saying the government is now a minority.

13:36 (IST) 29 Jun 2022
We have 2/3rd majority, not worried about floor test: Eknath Shinde

“We will reach Mumbai tomorrow. 50 MLAs are with us. We've 2/3 majority. We are not worried about any floor test. We will pass all things and no one can stop us. In democracy majority matters and we're having that” says Rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde in Guwahati

13:21 (IST) 29 Jun 2022
Jailed MVA ministers move SC seeking permission to vote in tomorrow’s floor test

NCP leaders Nawab Malik and Anil Deshmukh, who are lodged in jail, move Supreme Court seeking permission to attend the floor test in Maharashtra tomorrow. Supreme Court agrees to hear their plea today evening.

13:00 (IST) 29 Jun 2022
Rebel camp’s Goa plan deferred amis SC hearing on floor test

In a last-minute change of plan, the rebel MLAs, who were set to leave for Goa, went back to the hotel. This comes as the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear Shiv Sena chief whip Sunil Prabhu's plea challenging the Governor's order of floor test on Thursday.

11:11 (IST) 29 Jun 2022
Rebel MLAs to reach Goa by 4:30 pm

The rebel MLAs will fly from Guwahati to Goa this afternoon and will stay at Taj Convention Hotel. 71 rooms have been booked and the MLAs are expected to reach the hotel by 4:30 pm.

11:06 (IST) 29 Jun 2022
Calling for floor test prerogative of government: Counsel for rebel MLAs

Calling for a floor test is prerogative of the goverment. the pendency of a disqualification motion can never be a impediment to hold a floor test: Neeraj Kaul, counsel for rebel MLAs

10:56 (IST) 29 Jun 2022
SC to hear Shiv Sena’s plea against floor test at 5 pm today

Supreme Court to hear at 5 pm today Shiv Sena's plea challenging Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's order directing floor test at 11 am tomorrow.

10:36 (IST) 29 Jun 2022
Shiv Sena moves Supreme Court against Governor’s order directing floor test on Thursday

Shiv Sena chief whip Sunil Prabhu moves Supreme Court challenging the Governor’s direction to CM Uddhav Thackeray to conduct a floor test to prove majority support for MVA government in the Assembly by 5 pm tomorrow, reports Bar and Bench.

09:58 (IST) 29 Jun 2022
Shiv Sena says will move Supreme Court against Governor’s floor test decision

We will go to the Supreme Court (against the Maharashtra Governor’s decision to call for a floor test). This is an unlawful activity as the matter of disqualification of our 16 MLAs is pending in SC. The Governor was waiting for this moment only: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut

09:40 (IST) 29 Jun 2022
Maharashtra Governor orders floor test at 11 am tomorrow

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has asked the Maharashtra Legislature Secretary to hold a floor test of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government at 11 am on Thursday, reports PTI.

Reaching out to dissident Sena MLAs once again, CM Thackeray urged them to return to Mumbai and hold talks with him, saying it’s not “too late”, but rebel leader Shinde remained unmoved and asserted the legislators backing him are firm on taking forward Hindutva. The fresh conciliatory move came a day after the CM, who is also the Sena president, took away the portfolios of all nine rebel ministers, including Shinde, and against the backdrop of the Supreme Court granting relief to breakaway MLAs.

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, however ratcheted up the rhetoric against the rebels, warning those who have betrayed the party leadership should not be able to move around freely. Thackeray’s offer to mend fences comes against the backdrop of controversial statements made by some Shiv Sena leaders, especially Raut whose “40 bodies without soul” statement had caused a flutter.