Uddhav Thackeray Beaten? Eknath Shinde Just 1 MLA Short Of Crucial Number


The Shinde camp now has 36 MLAs (out of the party’s 55 MLAs).

Three more Shiv Sena MLAs have left Mumbai to support senior leader Eknath Shinde, who is at the center of a rebellion that threatens to split the party. The Shinde camp now has 36 MLAs (out of the party’s 55 MLAs).

Here are the top 10 updates to this big story:

  1. Deepak Keskar (MLA from Sawantwadi), Mangesh Kudalkar (Chembur) and Sada Sarvankar (Dadar) took an early morning flight from Mumbai to Guwahati.

  2. The Shinde camp now needs just one more to split the party without facing disqualification under the anti-defection laws. Five independent MLAs are also with Mr. Shinde.

  3. The Congress and Sharad Pawar’s NCP – Shiv Sena’s alliance partner in Maharashtra – have suggested that rebel Eknath Shinde be named as chief minister, bailing the ruling alliance out of a huge political crisis, sources said. .

  4. Eknath ShindeThe Shiv Sena, which is leading the rebellion, has claimed that the ruling alliance was only beneficial to the alliance partners, while common Shiv Sainiks have suffered the most in the last two-and-a-half years of the coalition’s rule. Shinde, who was camping in Guwahati with rebel Shiv Sena MLAs, tweeted on Wednesday: “It is important to take a decision in the interest of the state.”

  5. The Shiv Sena, in its mouthpiece “Saamana”, said the rebel MLAs were elected on Shiv Sena ticket, warning that “if Shiv Sainiks decide, all will be the former forever”.

  6. At stake for the last two-and-a-half years of the alliance’s existence, Mr Thackeray on Wednesday referred to his father and party founder Balasaheb Thackeray as he delivered an emotional address to the rebels. “If my own people don’t want me as chief minister, they should walk up to me and say so… I am ready to resign… I am Balasaheb’s son, I am not behind a post ” Uddhav Thackeray

    – who tested positive for Covid – said in a Facebook address this evening.

  7. The rebel MLAs, camping in BJP-ruled Assam, met soon after Mr. Thackeray’s address. The meeting lasted for about 50 minutes. Mr Shinde has claimed that he has the support of 46 MLAs, including 6-7 Independent MLAs. “This number will increase further in the times to come,” news agency ANI quoted Shinde as saying.

  8. The BJP maintains that the political crisis in Maharashtra is an internal matter of the Shiv Sena and the party is not claiming to form the government in the state. Union minister Raosaheb Patil Danve, who met party leader Devendra Fadnavis, said, “We have not spoken to Eknath Shinde. It is an internal matter of Shiv Sena. BJP has nothing to do with it. We are not claiming to form the government.” are.” Told the media.

  9. Journey from his official residence in Malabar Hills to his home ‘Matoshree’ In Bandra – which usually takes 15-20 minutes – it took about an hour as Mr Thackeray’s team interacted with hundreds of Shiv Sainiks who had gathered 15 kilometers away, facing Mumbai’s rain.

  10. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena’s chief spokesperson Sanjay Raut insisted that Mr Thackeray would not resign, and the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) would prove its majority in the assembly if necessary.

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