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Maharashtra Political Crisis: What We Know So Far

Eknath Shinde's move escalated the fear of pushing the MVA govt into a minority and thus losing power in the state. Reportedly, now Maharashtra CM and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray might step down from the post of CM.

Eknath Shinde stands between Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and Maharashtra MLA Aaditya Thackeray. (Photo: Twitter/@mieknathshinde)

New Delhi: After all the political drama in Maharashtra that began after Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde along with other 33 rebel party MLAs started camping against the MVA state government inside Le Meridien hotel in Gujarat’s Surat city claiming that the “Ideology of Shiv Sena is of Hindutva,” and that he believes that Sena is diverted from their ideology.

His move escalated the fear of pushing the MVA govt into a minority and thus losing power in the state. Reportedly, now Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray might step down from the post of Chief Minister and Shiv Sena MP and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut hinted at dissolution of the assembly.

Top Ten Points On Maharashtra Political Crisis
  1. The ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra is heading toward the dissolution of Maharashtra state Vidhan Sabha, MP Sanjay Raut tweeted in Marathi. In an Exclusive phone call interview with India Ahead, Eknath Shinde claimed that he has 46 MLAs with him in the hotel in Guwahati. “These are Sena MLAs who will not sell their vote for money they are working for the ideology of Balasaheb and Hindutva. We have not sent any proposal to make Fadnavis the Chief Minister, I have spoken to Raut,” said Shinde.
  2. Rebel minister Eknath Shinde claimed to have the support of 46 MLAs and as per the anti-defection law mandate, if two-thirds of the strength of a party agrees to a “merger”, they will not face disqualification proceedings.
  3. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray is likely to quit as Maharashtra Chief Minister as the political turmoil intensifies in the state.
  4. Maharashtra, BJP leaders are likely to approach Raj Bhavan today evening with letters of support, Amid the political turmoil in the state.
  5. Meanwhile, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Wednesday was admitted to a private hospital in south Mumbai after testing Covid-19 positive. After all the political drama rebel Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde was expected to meet Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari claiming of having the support of 40 legislators, now Goa Governor S Pillai is likely to take additional charge.
  6. The Congress party shares power in Maharashtra with the Shiv Sena and NCP after 2019, the Congress president has deputed Kamal Nath as AICC observer in the wake of recent political developments in the state, with immediate effect .
  7. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar was asked about the crisis in MVA, he termed the turmoil “an internal matter of the Sena”. Pawar also said he remains fully committed to the three-party government. He also ruled out any tie-up with the opposition BJP.
  8. Sena leader and RS member Sanjay Raut said that the party is in talks with the rebel MLAs. He further said that it is not easy for Shiv Sena to leave them or for them to leave us.
  9. After a phone call conversation happened on Tuesday night between the rebel minister Eknath Shinde and CM Uddhav Thackeray, all the rebel MLAs agreed to move from Surat to Guwahati in Assam, a chartered flight carrying Shiv Sena MLAs, who have rebelled against the party bringing a crisis to the MVA government in Maharashtra, arrived in Guwahati early on Wednesday morning.
  10. The current Maharashtra government is in a soup as they struggle to claim the majority in the legislative assembly as rebel Shinde accused Shiv Sena of their changed ideology and demanded to join hands with BJP.

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