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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“Shabash Eknathji. You have take the right decision at the right time. Else you would have become (the next) Anand Dighe,” tweets Narayan Rane.
शाब्बास एकनाथजी योग्य वेळी योग्य निर्णय घेतलास, नाही तर लवकरच तुझा आनंद दिघे झाला असता.— Narayan Rane (@MeNarayanRane) June 21, 2022
Let’s take a look at how the numbers stack up in the Maharashtra state Assembly and whether the Eknath Shinde episode can actually lead to a major political turnaround in the state: Read More
Whatever is right for people of Maharashtra will be done. Their interest is more important than the power. If it's needed for Maharashtra such a movement can take place: BJP leader Pravin Darekar, when asked about speculations that BJP will soon stake claims to form govt in state
We are in touch with our MLAs who are in Surat now. We are discussing the situation with Uddhav Thackeray Ji and Pawar Sahib. Those working with the thought that they are kingmakers will be unsuccessful: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut
Eknath Shinde is loyal Shiv Sainik. Till last night, he was with us, trying to ensure the victory of the party in the MLC polls. BJP does not stab in the chest. It stabs in the back: Sanjay Raut
In view of Maharashtra Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde going incommunicado and apparently camping in Gujarat along with some party MLAs after the state Legislative Council polls, a Maharashtra Congress minister on Tuesday claimed there was unrest in the Sena since about a week.
However, state NCP minister Chhagan Bhujbal said he does not feel that there is a threat to the Maharashtra Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, comprising the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress. PTI
Some MLAs of Shiv Sena and Eknath Shinde are currently not reachable. Efforts are being made to topple the MVA government but BJP has to remember that Maharashtra is very different from Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh: Sanjay Raut
I have heard that our MLAs are in Surat, Gujarat and they are not being allowed to leave. But they will certainly return as all of them are dedicated to Shiv Sena. I trust that all our MLAs will return and everything will be fine: Sanjay Raut
BJP — 106
Shiv Sena — 55
NCP — 53
Congress — 44
Independents — 13
Others — 10
Vacant — 01
BJP is using power from the Centre. It’s using power and money and the path of lies. Finally, truth will prevail: Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole
State Congress is holding a meeting today to discuss the results. There is dhoop and shade in politics. The dhoop will recede soon: Nana Patole
Eknath Shinde’s absence along with other MLAs has set off speculation that the ruling alliance government may be in danger. Read More