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
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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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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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