After 39 MLAs campaigned against Shiv Sena, the party asked for a signed affidavit from its leaders and officials. In an announcement, the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena said, they would now seek honesty from their officials, including MLAs, Corporators, Shakha Pramukh, Vibhag Pramukh and Deputy Vibhag Pramukh. The decision to sign an affidavit came after massive confusion, regarding who is in Shiv Sena and who is protesting against it.
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Ahead of leaving for Goa from Guwahati, rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde addressed the media on June 29. Shinde said he and other rebel MLAs with him will abide by the directives of the Supreme Court, over the decision on the floor-test plea, challenged by Shiv Sena. Notably, the MVA government challenged the floor-test orders, issued by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, scheduled for June 30, at 11 am.
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Shiv Sena leader Aditya Thackeray called the rebel MLAs including minister Eknath Shinde a traitor of the Maharashtra Government. On June 26, Aaditya addressed a Yuva Sena National Executive Meeting, and said, on May 20, CM Uddhav Thackeray offered Shinde the CM post, but he did drama then and now rebelling. Furthermore, Aaditya challenged these MLAs to resign and fight elections. Notably, Shinde and 50 MLAs are in Guwahati, Assam.
Assam Minister Ashok Singhal Meets Shiv Sena Rebel MLAs At Radisson Blu Hotel: Maharashtra Political Crisis
Amid the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra, Assam Minister Ashok Singhal visited the rebel Shiv Sena MLAs, who are camping at Radisson Blu hotel in Guwahati. Notably, Eknath Shinde, leader of the rebel MLAs and the new faction 'Shiv Sena Balasaheb', claimed that he has the support of 38 Shiv Sena MLAs out of 55 legislators. Which means, the political crisis has slowly tilted towards Shinde, as of now.
CM Uddhav Thackeray To Hold National Executive Committee Meeting To Discuss Maharashtra Political Crisis
Amid the ongoing political crisis in the state of Maharashtra, CM Uddhav Thackeray has called for the party's national executive committee meeting at 1 pm, on June 25. The meeting will reportedly be held in Shiv Sena Bhavan, and CM Thackeray will join virtually. Commenting on the rebel Shiv Sena MLAs, CM Thackeray said that those MLAs camping in Guwahati, "want to break the party".
Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde confirmed to have 40 MLAs' support and is currently in Guwahati, Assam. The political-turmoil in the Maharashtra government is a major setback for CM Uddhav Thackeray and its alliance, the INC and NCP, Maha-Vikas-Aghadi (MVA). Furthermore, in the recent media briefing, after back-to-back meetings, Shiv Sena Spokesperson Sanjay Raut through his tweet, hinted dissolution of the Assembly. Meanwhile, the MLAs are… read-more