Maharashtra Political Crisis: Sharad Pawar, Uddhav Thackeray meet on future course of action; 46 ‘rebel’ MLAs to move resolution to dismiss Deputy Speaker

Maharashtra Political Crisis, Shiv Sena News Live, Eknath Shinde Live News: The rebel Sena leader has already claimed the support of 50 MLAs, including 40 MLAs from Shiv Sena.

Maharashtra Political Crisis: Sharad Pawar, Uddhav Thackeray meet on future course of action; 46 ‘rebel’ MLAs to move resolution to dismiss Deputy Speaker

Maharashtra Political Crisis Live News, Uddhav Thackeray, Eknath Shinde Live Updates: In a second letter to the Maharashtra Assembly’s Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal, 37 MLAs from the ‘rebel’ Shiv Sena camp have pledged their support to Eknath Shinde once again. The ‘rebel’ legislators have demanded that Shinde be made the leader of Shiv Sena and Bharatshet Gogawale be made the Chief Whip of Shiv Sena. After the Uddhav Thackeray camp sought the cancellation of ‘rebel’ Shiv Sena MLAs, Shinde hit out saying that his followers wouldn’t be scared by such threats of disqualification. Meanwhile, Shinde has claimed the support 50 MLAs, including 40 legislators from Shiv Sena, according to many reports.

With rebels refusing to back down and numbers clearly not in his favour, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray vacated his official residence ‘Varsha’ and moved back to his family home ‘Matoshree’ late on Wednesday night. This came hours after he offered to quit amid the rebellion by Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde, who continues to flex muscles asking Shiv Sena to break ties with the Congress and NCP, and realign with the BJP to form government in Maharashtra. Sanjay Raut, however, asserted Thackeray will not resign following the rebellion and maintained the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) will prove its majority in the Assembly if required. In a major setback to the MVA alliance, Shinde has prepared a list of around 400 former leaders, including MPs and corporators, who were ready to join the ‘rebel’ camp. This development comes right ahead of the civic body polls, which will be held in three months’ time.

On Thursday, seven more MLAs joined the Shinde camp in Guwahati, including three Sena legislators who arrives today morning and four others last night. The rebel Sena leader has already claimed support of 46 MLAs, including six ministers, pushing the MVA government into survival crisis. A plea filed in the Supreme Court has sought a crackdown on all MLAs who indulge in defection. It also sought the top court’s directions to restrain defecting MLAs from contesting elections for five years.

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13:07 (IST) 23 Jun 2022
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Amid the deepening political crisis in Maharashtra, rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Khadse on Thursday tweeted a letter addressed to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, and captioned it “this is the sentiment of MLAs”. Read More

13:07 (IST) 23 Jun 2022
‘CM house inaccessible, MLAs stopped from visiting Ayodhya’: Eknath Shinde drops letter bomb on Uddhav Thackeray

Amid the deepening political crisis in Maharashtra, rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Khadse on Thursday tweeted a letter addressed to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, and captioned it “this is the sentiment of MLAs”. Read More

12:33 (IST) 23 Jun 2022
Eknath Shinde writes to Uddhav Thackeray

12:30 (IST) 23 Jun 2022
Will sit in opposition if govt goes: Jayant Patil

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12:22 (IST) 23 Jun 2022
Don’t think floor test needed as of now: NCP’s Jayant Patil

I don't think the Floor Test stage has been reached. Whatever stage we reach, we will speak about it then: Maharashtra minister and NCP leader Jayant Patil

11:54 (IST) 23 Jun 2022
Shinde camp likely to stake claim to Sena party symbol

With numbers racing in the rebel camp's favour, Eknath Shinde is likely to stake claim to Shiv Sena party symbol. Shinde is also set to release the list of supporting MLAs.

11:25 (IST) 23 Jun 2022
Assam minister Ashok Singhal meets rebel MLAs in Guwahati

11:19 (IST) 23 Jun 2022
TMC protests outside Guwahati hotel where Shinde camp is staying

11:18 (IST) 23 Jun 2022
BJP offers deputy CM post to rebel Sena leader Eknath Shinde: Report

BJP offers deputy chief minister's post to rebel Sena leader Eknath Shinde, reports Times Now

11:06 (IST) 23 Jun 2022
Uddhav Thackeray calls off meet with Shiv Sena MLAs

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray calls off meet with Shiv Sena MLAs: Reports

11:04 (IST) 23 Jun 2022
42 MLAs present with Shinde, including 34 from Shiv Sena

A total of 42 Maharashtra MLAs are present with Eknath Shinde at Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati, Assam. This includes 34 MLAs from Shiv Sena and 8 Independent MLAs, reports ANI quoting sources.

11:02 (IST) 23 Jun 2022
Sanjay Raut downplays rebels

10:40 (IST) 23 Jun 2022
NCP chief Sharad Pawar holds party meeting

A meeting is underway between NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Deputy CM Ajit Pawar, state Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil, ministers Jayant Patil and Jitendra Awhad and party leader Sunil Tatkare. The meeting is taking place at the residence of the NCP chief.

09:11 (IST) 23 Jun 2022
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to hold meet at 11:30 am

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to hold meet at 11:30 am

08:24 (IST) 23 Jun 2022
Three more Sena MLAs join Shinde camp in Guwahati

07:45 (IST) 23 Jun 2022
Four more MLAs, including two Independents, join Eknath Shinde camp

The urban development minister got a shot in the arm when two more MLAs – Yogesh Kadam, minister Gulabrao Patil, independents Chandrakant Patil and Manjula Gavit joined the dissident camp.

Reports suggest that the Congress and NCP chief Sharad Pawar — partners in the MVA alliance government — have suggested that rebel Eknath Shinde be named as Chief Minister as a way out of the huge political crisis. Shinde, on the other hand, said that it is “imperative” for Shiv Sena to walk out of the “unnatural alliance” with NCP and Congress to save the party and its workers.

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