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Maharashtra political crisis highlights: 4 Shiv Sena MLAs from Maharashtra arrive at Guwahati hotel

Maharashtra political crisis highlights: 4 Shiv Sena MLAs from Maharashtra arrive at Guwahati hotel

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Maharashtra political crisis highlights: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has vacated his official residence 'Varsha' and moved into his family home 'Matoshree'. Shiv Sena lashed out at rebel MLAs in its editorial 'Saamna'. Asking them to "wake up on time", it said that it is now clear who was behind the "excess victory" for someone (BJP) in the recent Rajya Sabha and Maharashtra MLC polls. Meanwhile, rebel leader Eknath Shinde remained defiant and insisted the party should walk out of "unnatural" ruling alliance MVA and claimed support of "enough number" of MLAs. al appeal and offered to quit, saying he will be happy if a Shiv Sainik succeeds him. Breaking his silence over the revolt led by Shinde, the Sena strongman from Thane, Thackeray said he was ready to step down if the rebel leader and MLAs supporting him, all camping in Guwahati in the BJP-ruled Assam, declare that they don't want him to continue as CM. The Shiv Sena currently has 55 MLAs, the NCP 53 and the Congress 44 MLAs. All three constitute the MVA. The opposition BJP has 106 seats in the Assembly.To escape disqualification under the anti-defection law, Shinde needs the support of 37 MLAs. The rebel leader has claimed 46 Sena MLAs are with him.

Maharashtra political crisis highlights: 4 Shiv Sena MLAs from Maharashtra arrive at Guwahati hotel
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  • Rane slams Pawar, warns of consequences if rebel MLAs are `harmed' in Maha Assembly
     
    Union minister Narayan Rane on Friday took on NCP chief Sharad Pawar, alleging that the latter was threatening rebel Shiv Sena MLAs, and said if anything happened to them in the Maharashtra Assembly, there will be consequences. Earlier in the day, Pawar said that the rebel MLAs led by Eknath Shinde who are camping in Guwahati will have to come to the Maharashtra Assembly eventually, and the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government will win a trust vote despite the rebellion.
  • Before the meeting notice was issued in which it was said that if you didn't attend the meeting then legal action will be taken as per the constitution. Some didn't come and some gave unnecessary reasons, says Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant.

  • We've filed petition before the Deputy Speaker (of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly) and demanded that the membership of 12 (MLAs) should be cancelled as they didn't attend yesterday's meeting, says Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant in Mumbai.

  • Shiv Sena likely to file plea seeking disqualification of rebel MLAs

    According to sources, Shiv Sena is likely to file a plea with the Maharashtra Assembly Speaker seeking disqualification of about 15 rebel MLAs. The plea was settled by top Supreme Court lawyers, reports News18.

  • Thackeray govt's fate will be decided in Assembly: Sharad Pawar

    NCP president Sharad Pawar on Thursday said the fate of the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra will be decided on the floor of the Legislative Assembly, and the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress coalition will prove its majority in a trust vote. Addressing a press conference amid the turmoil caused by the rebellion by Sena minister Eknath Shinde and several Sena MLAs, Pawar also asserted that the BJP has played a role in the crisis that has befallen the Uddhav Thackeray-led government.

    "The fate of the MVA government will be decided in the Assembly, not in Guwahati (where the rebels are camping). The MVA will prove its majority on the floor of the House," Pawar said.He was replying to a question whether the MVA has been reduced a minority as the Shinde-led rebel faction has claimed the support of 37 Shiv Sena MLAs and ten Independent legislators. 

  • NCP chief Pawar confident MVA government will sail through choppy waters

  • Uddhav, allies cornered; rebels' numbers rise, reports News18

  • BJP has offered support, says Eknath Shinde

  • Sharad Pawar: The rebel MLAs should come here and talk. Not in Guwahati. We can't deny some facts presented to us by media. MLAs will return to Mumbai and will align with Sena. We will prove majority in the house.

  • Rebel Maharashtra Shiv Sena MLAs in Guwahati unanimously choose Eknath Shinde their leader.

  • Nothing to worry about, says NCP minister

  • Maha Vikas Aghadi allies show support for embattled Uddhav Thackeray

  • Nana Patole: We haven't called our meeting after Sanjay Raut's statement. This was a pre-planned meeting. We are ready to sit in opposition. We will support MVA from outside if required.

  • Ajit Pawar: Some Shiv Sena MLAs will come back

  • Ajit Pawar: As of now doesn't look like that BJP engineered this spilt

  • Ajit Pawar: We are with Uddhav Thackeray

  • Ramdas Athavale: Eknath Shinde will join NDA ranks

  • Ajit Pawar: This is Shiv Sena's internal matter

  • Ajit Pawar: At times we faced some issues but that happens everywhere. I don't know why Eknath Shinde is saying that some MLAs didn't get funds.

  • Ajit Pawar: All top leaders of three parties used to discuss the allocation of funds and decide together.

  • Ajit Pawar: Guardian Ministers were made keeping the equal distribution in mind; everyone got their funds.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has vacated his official residence 'Varsha' and moved into his family home 'Matoshree'. Shiv Sena lashed out at rebel MLAs in its editorial 'Saamna'. Asking them to "wake up on time", it said that it is now clear who was behind the "excess victory" for someone (BJP) in the recent Rajya Sabha and Maharashtra MLC polls. Meanwhile, rebel leader Eknath Shinde remained defiant and insisted the party should walk out of "unnatural" ruling alliance MVA and claimed support of "enough number" of MLAs. al appeal and offered to quit, saying he will be happy if a Shiv Sainik succeeds him. Breaking his silence over the revolt led by Shinde, the Sena strongman from Thane, Thackeray said he was ready to step down if the rebel leader and MLAs supporting him, all camping in Guwahati in the BJP-ruled Assam, declare that they don't want him to continue as CM. The Shiv Sena currently has 55 MLAs, the NCP 53, and the Congress 44 MLAs. All three constitute the MVA. The opposition BJP has 106 seats in the Assembly. To escape a disqualification under the anti-defection law, Shinde needs the support of 37 MLAs. The rebel leader has claimed 46 Sena MLAs are with him.

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