Maharashtra Political Crisis Live Updates, Eknath Shinde Press Conference
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Kailas Patil from Osmanabad alleged that MaharashtraMinister Eknath Shinde’s men tricked him and tried to take him to Gujarat by car. But Patil caught their bluff halfway to the neighboring state and escaped. Recounting his agony, Shiv Sena MP Nitin Deshmukh, who is believed to have joined Eknath Shinde’s camp, told reporters he was “kidnapped” and taken to Surat, Gujarat, from where he escaped. had escaped. “Over a hundred cops came and took me to the hospital. They pretended I had a heart attack and forcibly tried to perform medical procedures on my body,” he said. he declares.
In other news, Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut said in a tweet in Marathi that the ongoing political crisis hints at the dissolution of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. Adding to Shiv Sena’s woes, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has tested positive for Covid-19, at a time when his government faces the threat of collapse as 40 rebel MPs camp out in Guwahati.
Shortly after landing in Guwahati, Assam, with other rebel MPs from Maharashtra, Shiv Sena Minister Eknath Shinde told reporters that there were 40 MPs present with him, who would “pursue the Hindutva of Balasaheb Thackeray”. Meanwhile, the Shiv Sena moved its 12 MPs to the St Regis Hotel in Lower Parel.
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Meanwhile, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari tested positive for Covid-19 and was admitted to HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in South Mumbai for treatment. The 80-year-old, who was seen wearing a face mask at public events, said his symptoms were mild and he was admitted to hospital as a precaution.
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Dissident leader of Shiv Sena, Eknath Shinde, claimed that 40 MPs from Maharashtra accompanied him to Guwahati in Assam and are committed to Balasaheb Thackeray’s “Hindutva” ideology. Shinde accompanied by a group of Shiv Sena and independent lawmakers arrived in the city early this morning and initially refused to speak to reporters waiting outside the airport.
Shiv Sena lawmakers have rebelled against the party which has caused a crisis in the MVA government in Maharashtra. “We are committed to the ‘hindutva’ ideology of Balasaheb Thackeray and we want to push it forward,” Shinde said. When asked why they came to Guwahati, he replied, “It’s a beautiful place.”
Tight security is in place with a huge group of police stationed in and around the hotel where the western state’s lawmakers are staying.
The Shiv Sena, which leads the MVA, has 55 MPs, followed by NCP (53) and Congress (44) allies in the 288-member assembly where the current simple majority stands at 144. Earlier, the Shiv MP Sena, Sanjay Raut, claimed that 14 to 15 Sena MPs including some ministers are with Shinde in Surat city in Gujarat. However, another party leader had said the number could be as high as 23. This is the first time rebel MPs outside the North East region have been brought to Assam.