Maharashtra political crisis Highlights: Necessary for Shiv Sena to step out of unnatural alliance, says Eknath Shinde after Thackeray’s address

Maharashtra Political crisis Live Updates, Shiv Sena Leader Eknath Shinde Live News: Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is scheduled to address the public at 5 pm amid speculations that he may step down from the CM post.

Maharashtra political crisis Highlights: Necessary for Shiv Sena to step out of unnatural alliance, says Eknath Shinde after Thackeray’s address
Political Crisis in Maharashtra, Eknath Shinde Live Updates: Eknath Shinde, who arrived in Guwahati this morning, has claimed that he is backed by 46 MLAs.

Maharashtra MVA Crisis: Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday hit out at the rebel Shiv Sena MLAs, including Eknath Shinde, saying that he was ready to step down as CM if the rebels wanted him to. “If any of my MLA says that they don’t want me to be the chief minister, I am ready to resign. I am not someone who will fight for a chair,” he said. Thackeray said he was not someone who will fight for chair. In his Facebook Live interaction, the Maharashtra CM invited Shinde and other rebels to come back to Mumbai and have direct talks with him over the issues. This comes after rebel party leader Eknath Shinde claimed support of 46 MLAs, including six ministers. The 34 Shiv Sena MLAs who are part of the breakaway faction have passed a resolution appointing Eknath Shinde as the leader of the Shiv Sena Legislature party.

The Shiv Sena, which heads the MVA, has 55 MLAs, followed by allies the NCP (53) and the Congress (44) in the 288-member assembly where the current simple majority mark is 144. Earlier, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut claimed that 14 to 15 Sena MLAs, including some ministers, are with Shinde in Gujarat’s Surat city. This is for the first time that the rebel MLAs outside the northeast region have been brought to Assam. 

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08:51 (IST) 22 Jun 2022
Eknath Shinde’s show of strength with rebel Shiv Sena MLAs

08:50 (IST) 22 Jun 2022
Last night visuals from Surat hotel where Maharashtra MLAs were camping

08:28 (IST) 22 Jun 2022
Eknath Shinde claims having support of 40 Sena MLAs, six Independents

Eknath Khadse, along with a batter of rebel Sena MLAs, is now camping at Radisson Hotel in Guwahati. He has claimed that 40 Sena MLAs and six Independents.

07:18 (IST) 22 Jun 2022
Eknath Shinde arrives in Guwahati, claims he has support of 40 Sena MLAs

21:07 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
State Cabinet meeting to be held at 1 pm tomorrow

State Cabinet meeting to be held at 1 pm tomorrow.

19:25 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Two Shiv Sena leaders met Eknath Shinde: Sanjay Raut

Two of our people went there (Surat). Talks happened with Eknath Shinde. He is our old friend. Everyone knows why we left BJP and Eknath Shinde is also a witness to that: Sanjay Raut

19:05 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
All of our 44 MLAs are in touch, says Congress

19:04 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Two Sena leaders leave for Mumbai after meeting Shinde at Surat hotel

Shiv Sena leaders Milind Narvekar and Ravindra Phatak were sent to Surat to meet Shinde. They were eventually allowed in after being made to wait for nearly 20 minutes, reported The Indian Express.

18:57 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
30 Shiv Sena MLAs have joined Eknath Shinde at Surat hotel

Eknath Shinde is camping at the Le Meridien hotel in Surat, heavily guarded by the Gujarat police, with at least 30 Shiv Sena MLAs, reported The Indian Express.

18:12 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Sena leaders meet Deputy Speaker over removal of Eknath Shinde from the Legislative party leader’s post

17:19 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
MLAs unhappy with MVA after Rajya Sabha and MLC polls: Union Minister

17:16 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
BJP ‘power-hungry,’ won’t succeed in forming govt in Maharashtra: Harish Rawat

17:13 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
We will complete our full-term in Maharashtra, says Congress leader Sachin Pilot

17:07 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
20 Shiv Sena MLAs gather outside Sena Bhavan in show of strength

According to reports, only 20 MLAs out of a total 55 Shiv Sena legislators have gathered outside the Sena Bhavan. As many as 26 legislators are believed to be with Eknath Shinde.

17:04 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Maharashtra political row: How numbers stack up in assembly

BJP – 106

Others – 13

MNS – 1

Defectors – 26

Total = 146, Majority mark – 144

In case, there aren't 2/3rd defectors from a party, then the anti-defection law shall apply. 26 seats will fall vacant, as the legislators will get disqualified and byelections to the respective seats will be held at a later date.

NCP – 54

Congress – 44

Shiv Sena – 55-26 = 29

BVA – 3

SP – 2

PJP – 2

PWPI- 1

IND 8

Total = 144

16:46 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Our govt is rock solid in Maharashtra, says Congress’ Deepender Hooda

16:42 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
State minister Chhagan Bhujbal confident that situation in Maharashtra will become normal

15:59 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Shiv Sainiks gather outside Sena Bhavan in show of strength

Shiv Sainiks gather in a show of strength outside Sena Bhavan. The party has instructed them to gather at 4pm.

15:45 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
No situation for no-confidence motion: BJP

BJP got support from independents & small political parties for Rajya Sabha & MLC elections. As per our information, Eknath Shinde & 35 MLAs have gone. This means technically state govt is in minority but practically it will take some time for the govt to be in minority: Chandrakant Patil

As of now, there's no situation that demands a special session to be called for a no-confidence motion. From July 18, the assembly session will begin, and then we will look into it: Chandrakant Patil

15:37 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Some MLAs being forcibly taken away, alleges Sanjay Raut

We have told the Sena MLAs they can return to Mumbai for talks. Some Sena MLAs like Nitin Deshmukh have been forcibly taken away: Sanjay Raut

15:29 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Shiv Sena ‘s show of strength at 4 pm, party MLAs to be present at Sena Bhawan

Shiv Sena 's show of strength at 4 pm, party MLAs to be present at Sena Bhawan

15:25 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
No pre-arrangement with BJP: Chandrakant Patil on Eknath Shinde’s rebellion

As far as Eknath Shinde’s rebellion is concerned, there was no pre-arrangement with BJP. What will happen in future, cannot comment on it now: Chandrakant Patil

15:20 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Maha Vikas Aghadi does not trust its own MLAs, says Chandrakant Patil

Maha Vikas Aghadi does not trust its own MLAs, says Chandrakant Patil

15:05 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Ajay Chaudhary new Shiv Sena legislative party leader

Shiv Sena has decided to remove Eknath Shinde as its legislative party leader, Sewri MLA Ajay Chaudhary to be the new Shiv Sena legislative party leader: ANI quote sources

14:54 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
‘Will never cheat for power…’: What Eknath Shinde said in his first remarks amid political crisis in Maharashtra

In his first remarks after opening rebellion against the Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA government in Maharashtra, state minister Eknath Shinde on Monday said that he was a “staunch Shiv Sainik” of Balasaheb Thackeray and will never cheat for power. Read More

14:42 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
We are Balasaheb’s staunch Shiv Sainiks: Eknath Shinde

We are Balasaheb's staunch Shiv Sainiks … Balasaheb has taught us Hindutva .. We have never and will never cheat for power regarding Balasaheb's thoughts and Dharmaveer Anand Dighe Saheb's teachings: Eknath Shinde

14:35 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Congress appoints Kamal Nath as the party’s Observer to Maharashtra

14:35 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Shiv Sena removes Eknath Shinde as Legislative leader

Shiv Sena removes Eknath Shinde as Legislative leader after his rebellion.

14:33 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Three rebels brought back to Thackeray camp

Three rebel Shiv Sena MLAs have been brought back to Uddhav Thackeray’s residence. They are Dadaji Bhuse, Sanjay Rathore and Sanjay Bangar

14:23 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
BJP MLA from Jalgaon reaches Surat resort where Eknath Shinde is camping

BJP MLA from Jalgaon Sanjay Kulte reaches Surat resort where Eknath Shinde is camping along with other rebel MLAs.

14:18 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
No need for change in MVA govt: Sharad Pawar

14:17 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
CM post with Shiv Sena, it’s their internal matter: Sharad Pawar

The CM post is with Shiv Sena. Who they appoint for the post is their internal matter: Sharad Pawar

14:11 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Never heard that Eknath Shinde wanted to be CM: Sharad Pawar

Never heard that Eknath Shinde wanted to be chief minister: NCP chief Sharad Pawar

14:10 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Will support every decision of Uddhav Thackeray: Sharad Pawar

No need of any change in Maharashtra govt, will support every decision of Uddhav Thackeray: Sharad Pawar

14:08 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Plan to topple govt in works for 2.5 years: Sharad Pawar

Plan to topple govt in works for 2.5 years. No NCP minister has rebelled: Sharad Pawar

14:07 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
MVA govt will continue to run under Uddhav Thackeray: Sharad Pawar

Whatever is happening in Maharashtra, it is not happening for the first time. MVA government will continue to run under the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray: Sharad Pawar

14:03 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Maharashtra agriculture minister Dadaji Bhuse goes missing: Report

Maharashtra agriculture minister Dadaji Bhuse goes 'missing', reports India Today.

13:52 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
NCP chief Sharad Pawar to address media shortly

NCP chief Sharad Pawar to address media shortly

13:43 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Uddhav Thackeray to send two messengers to meet Eknath Shinde in Surat: Report

Uddhav Thackeray will send Shiv Sena leaders Milind Narvekar and Ravindra Phatak to Surat to send a special message to Eknath Shinde, reports Times of India.

13:28 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
No threat to MVA government as of now: Congress’ Balasaheb Thorat

We are watching the developments. There is no threat to the government as of now. We are discussing the poll results within the Congress. By tomorrow Congress leader Kamal Nath is expected to arrive: Balasaheb Thorat

13:27 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Eknath Shinde requires support of 37 MLAs to avoid anti-defection law

The anti-defection law mandates that if two-thirds of the strength of a party agrees to a “merger”, they will not face disqualification proceedings. At present, the Sena’s current strength in the Assembly is 55 MLAs. If the rebels want to merge with the BJP, 37 MLAs (two-thirds of 55) have to come together to ensure they do not face disqualification proceedings under the defection law.

13:16 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Uddhav Thackeray meets Shiv Sena MLAs

Meeting between Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Shiv Sena top leaders and MLAs is currently underway .

13:10 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Maharashtra political crisis: Four ministers among 23 ‘rebel’ Sena MLAs likely to join Eknath Shinde – check full list here

The list of Shiv Sena MLAs supporting Eknath Khadse, whose rebellion has set off alarm bells in the MVA government in Maharashtra, continues to grow. Shinde — touted as one of the tallest leaders in Maharashtra after the Thackerays — is accompanied by over 20 MLAs in the Gujarat resort where he is camping. Read More

12:42 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
BJP not involved in Eknath Shinde’s rebellion: Chandrakant Patil

BJP not involved in Eknath Shinde’s rebellion. It is his decision. BJP has nothing to do with it: Chandrakant Patil

12:41 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Governor is an independent institution: Chandrakant Patil

The governor is an independent institution. The governor is required to send a report to the Centre recommending President’s rule: Chandrakant Patil

12:38 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
List of Shiv Sena MLAs who are said to be with Eknath Shinde: TV reports

1. Abdul Sattar Minister of State, Sillod, Aurangabad

2. Shamburaje Desai, Minister of State, Satara Patan

3. Prakash Abitkar, Radhanagari Kolhapur

4. Sanjay Rathod, Digras, Yavatmal

5. Sanjay Raimulkar, Mehkar,

6. Sanjay Gaikwad, Buldhana

7. Mahendra Dalvi

8. Vishwanath Bhoir, Kalyan, Thane

9. Bharat Gogwale, Mahad Raigad

10. Sandipan Bhumre, Minister of State

11. Pratap Sarnaik, Majiwada, Thane

12. shahji Patil

13. Tanaji Sawant

14. Shantaram More

15. Srinivas Onega

16. Sanjay Shirsat

17. Anil Babar

18. Balaji Kinnikar

19. Yamini Jadhav

20. Kishore Patil

21. Gulabrao Patil

22. Ramesh Boranare

23. Udaysing Rajput

12:30 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
35 MLAs in Gujarat in support to Shinde, likely to quit Shiv Sena

At least 35 MLAs have reached Gujarat so far and have decided to support Eknath Shinde. TOI quoted sources saying that they are more likely to quit Shiv Sena.

12:24 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Sharad Pawar to meet Thackeray tonight

Uddhav Thackeray to hold meeting with Shiv Sena MLAs at his residence shortly. Meanwhile, NCP chief Sharad Pawar is also set to meet Thackeray tonight.

12:00 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
Devendra Fadnavis in Delhi to distribute sweets among our party leaders: Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil

11:59 (IST) 21 Jun 2022
BJP workers celebrate party’s victory in Maharashtra MLC elections

This is perhaps for the first time that MLAs from a Western Indian state is being taken to a Northeastern state after their rebellion against the party leadership. Earlier, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut claimed 14 to 15 Sena MLAs, including some ministers, are with Shinde in Gujarat’s Surat city. However, another party leader said the number could be 23.

The Shiv Sena, which heads the MVA, has 55 MLAs, followed by allies NCP (53) and the Congress (44) in the 288-assembly where the current simple majority mark is 144.

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