Major political developments in Maharashtra overnight. Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde claimed the support of 46 MLAs. Who he claims are present with him at a hotel in Guwahati. Shinde and the rebel MLAs moved to Guwahati in the wee hours; after they were huddled at a hotel in Surat. Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Assam MLA Sushanta Borgohain had come to receive the rebel Sena MLAs at the Guwahati airport.
Shinde held talks with two senior Sena leaders in Surat during which he demanded that the party reunite with its former ally, the BJP. One of the biggest crises in the Shiv Sena’s history. Shinde’s rebellion has put the future of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in jeopardy.
Rebel Sena MLAs have been upset with the style of function of the NCP and Congress, the other two ruling alliance partners in the state.
A Maharashtra Shiv Sena minister, who is among the dissidents led by party leader Eknath Shinde said; they do not have any complaints against the Sena leadership. They have been upset with the style of the function of the NCP and Congress, the other two ruling alliance partners in the state.
Speaking to a TV channel over the phone, Maharashtra minister Sandipan Bhumare, who is among the dissidents, said; They do not have any complaints against the Shiv Sena leadership. They have complaints to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, that it was getting difficult to work with the NCP and Congress ministers. It was very difficult for them to get their proposals and work requests approved by their ministers. To a query, Bhumare said he was given a cabinet portfolio and was satisfied with it. “What else do you need in life? But, as a people’s representative, he needs to address the grievances of his people. He could not do it properly because of these two alliance partners,” he added.