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Uddhav Thackeray sacks Eknath Shinde as Shiv Sena leader

Uddhav Thackeray sacks Eknath Shinde as Shiv Sena leader

Uddhav Thackeray sacks Eknath Shinde as Shiv Sena leader
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By CNBC-TV18 Jul 2, 2022 12:07:30 AM IST (Updated)

Eknath Shinde has also "voluntarily" given up the membership of the party, therefore "in exercise of powers vested in me as Shiv Sena party president, I remove you from the post of Shiv Sena leader in the party organisation," said the letter.

Uddhav Thackeray on Friday sacked Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde from the post of Shiv Sena leader in the party.

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In a letter to Shinde, who was sworn in as Maharashtra chief minister a day earlier, Thackeray accused him of "indulging in anti-party activities".
Shinde has also "voluntarily" given up the membership of the party, therefore "in exercise of powers vested in me as Shiv Sena party president, I remove you from the post of Shiv Sena leader in the party organisation," said the letter.
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The letter is dated June 30, the day Shinde took oath as chief minister with the support of the BJP after he and the majority of Sena MLAs rebelled against Thackeray. Thackeray stepped down as Chief Minister on June 29.
In an emotional address on Wednesday night, Thackeray announced his resignation as Maharashtra chief minister and declared that he would meet party workers at the Sena Bhawan, the headquarters of the outfit in central Mumbai, indicating the tough road ahead to regain the lost ground to the rebellion.
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