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    Maharashtra political crisis highlights: Uddhav resigns as CM; 'have you lost all humanity', he asks rebel MLAs

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    Maharashtra political crisis highlights: Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has called for a trust vote on Thursday against embattled Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray as he is "of the opinion that (Thackeray) has lost the confidence of the majority on the floor of the House". Koshyari wrote a letter to the secretary of the state Assembly, convening a special session of the Assembly at 11 am on Thursday "with the only agenda of a trust vote against the government". BJP leader and former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis met Koshyari at the Raj Bhavan in south Mumbai and submitted a letter to him, seeking direction to the MVA government to prove its majority on the floor of the Assembly in view of the rebellion in the Shiv Sena, the lead party in the ruling alliance. Meanwhile, rebel Shiv Sena MLAs led by Eknath Shinde will reach Mumbai on Thursday. "I'm here to pray for the peace and happiness of Maharashtra. Will go to Mumbai tomorrow for the floor test and follow all the processes," said Shinde. Around 40 rebel Sena MLAs and at least 10 independent legislators have lodged themselves at a five-star hotel in Guwahati in their bid to bring down the two-and-a-half-year-old MVA government. Shinde's announcement of returning to Mumbai came hours after Fadnavis, tipped to make a comeback as the chief minister, met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan Tuesday night.

    Maharashtra political crisis highlights: Uddhav resigns as CM; 'have you lost all humanity', he asks rebel MLAs
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    • Uddhav Thackeray's resignation as Maharashtra CM accepted by Governor, who asked Uddhav to continue as CM until an alternate arrangement is made: Raj Bhavan

    • Maharashtra political crisis highlights: Uddhav resigns as CM; 'have you lost all humanity', he asks rebel MLAs
    • Maharashtra political crisis highlights: Uddhav resigns as CM; 'have you lost all humanity', he asks rebel MLAs
    • Maharashtra political crisis highlights: Uddhav resigns as CM; 'have you lost all humanity', he asks rebel MLAs
    • Rebel Shiv Sena MLAs land at Goa airport, move to hotel for overnight stay

      Rebel Maharashtra Shiv Sena MLAs led by Eknath Shinde on Wednesday evening landed at Dabolim airport in Goa from Guwahati en route to Mumbai. The MLAs arrived at the Dabolim airport by a chartered flight and headed towards a five-star hotel at Dona Paula near Panaji in special buses. Airport sources stated that the chartered flight landed at the airport at 9.45 PM. The security around the airport and the hotel beefed up since this evening expecting the arrival of these rebel MLAs. The hotel has been converted into a high-security zone with vehicles and people entering there being checked thoroughly at the entry gate. Earlier in the day, the MLAs led by senior Sena leader Eknath Shinde took darshan at the famous temple of goddess Kamakhya before leaving Guwahati, where they were camping for a week.

    • I am not going away forever: Uddhav

    • BJP cheers Thackeray resignation

    • What will happen now?

      Uddhav Thackeray's resignation has negated the need for the floor test scheduled for Thursday morning. Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, once he receives the letter of resignation from Thackeray, will inform the secretary of the Maharashtra assembly that there's no need for the special session of the house, as its only agenda was the floor test. Following that, the governor is expected to invite BJP to show strength and form the government. 

    • Uddhav Thackeray: 

      Along with the post of CM, i also resign from post of MLC. I thank administrative machinery and I thank all of you again

    • Uddhav Thackeray: 

      I am not going anywhere. I am going to start sitting in Sena Bhavan. No one can take Shiv Sena away from us or the Thackeray family from us. 

    • Uddhav Thackeray: 

      I have no regrets of leaving this position. All I need is your love and blessings that's it. 

    • Uddhav Thackeray: 

      If the Shiv Sena leader brought you where you are, but if you are enjoying the fruits of bringing his son down then good for you because it is my sin for trusting you

    • Uddhav Thackeray: 

      Do you want to use your brain to talk only or to work also? I am not interested in who is against me, never have been. But if one of my own people are, it is embarassing for me. All of you will unite together and prove your majority and i don't wanna play that game.

    • Uddhav Thackeray: 

      So much protection is being amped up in Mumbai. I feel embarassed.

    • Uddhav Thackeray: 

      Whoever are the angry people, who are you angry with? Me or Congress? Whatever you are angry about why can't you come and talk to me about it directly instead of going to Guwahati and Surat? I would have heard you out. Why can't we talk face to face? We had thought of you all as our own, so why won't we listen to you? 

    • Uddhav Thackeray: 

      Corona test was one and now floor test will be another one tomorrow. SC has ordered floor test and we too have placed our views before the court. I want to thank the governor and he asked to prove majority in 24 hour

    • Uddhav Thackeray: 

      People have forgotten who have brought them up. So many people have been coming to Matoshree, common people, are coming and telling me that we are with you. But the ones who we gave everything to, they are angry. They have forgotten who brought them up. 

    • Uddhav Thackeray: 

      I want to thank Sharad Pawar, Sonia Gandhi, Congress and NCP for their cooperation and support over the years. During today's cabinet meeting there were only four from Shiv Sena including me, Aaditya and Sunil Parab

    Embattled Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray has announced that he is stepping down as chief minister of Maharashtra during a televised address on Wednesday night. In an emotionally charged address, Thackeray, who had presided over a state cabinet meeting earlier in the day, said, "I appealed to our people who have left to come and sit and speak to us and tell us exactly why they are upset. Instead of going to Surat and Guwahati, they could have come to Matoshree. Despite my repeated requests, my men did not turn up for today's cabinet meet," he said. "Have you lost all humanity and forgot all of our old ties?" Thackeray said, addressing the rebel MLAs and added, "This is very unfortunate and sad — people are only concerned about numbers of MLAs. All of you will unite together and prove your majority and I don't want to play that game. If you benefit from bringing down a Sena CM, then it's on you. I have no regrets in leaving this position." This means there's no need for the special session of the assembly convened by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Thursday, as its only agenda was "a trust vote against the government". Meanwhile, rebel Shiv Sena MLAs led by Eknath Shinde landed in Goa on Wednesday night ad will reach Mumbai on Thursday. "I'm here to pray for the peace and happiness of Maharashtra. Will go to Mumbai tomorrow for the floor test and follow all the processes," said Shinde. Around 40 rebel Sena MLAs and at least 10 independent legislators had lodged themselves at a five-star hotel in Guwahati in their successful bid to bring down the two-and-a-half-year-old MVA government. Shinde's announcement of returning to Mumbai came hours after Fadnavis, tipped to make a comeback as the chief minister, met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan Tuesday night.

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