The Maharashtra politics has plunged into a crisis after the ruling Shiv Sena's leader and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's colleague in the government, Eknath Shinde went missing with a meaty number of MLAs. Shinde, to whom Thackeray had reached out, claims to have around 30-40 MLAs with him hinting at a possible collapse of the Maha Vikas Aghadi government.
Uddhav Thackeray leaves chief minister's residence amid rebellion22 Jun 2022, 11:08 pm
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday left his official residence amid a rebellion by senior cabinet member Eknath Shinde that has put a risk of toppling his government, reports said.
Thackeray has tested positive for Covid-19.
But his shift to the family home, strongly associated with party founder and father Balasaheb Thackeray, was seen as carrying a message.
'Must quit unnatural alliance': Rebel leader Eknath Shinde after Uddhav Thackeray speech22 Jun 2022, 11:07 pm
Shiv Sena rebel leader Eknath Shinde, who has triggered the political crisis in Maharashtra, on Wednesday underlined that it is vital to get out of the "unnatural alliance" with Sharad Pawar's NCP and the Congress for the party's survival.
His remark came shortly after the alliance partners in the Maha Vikas Aghadi suggested that the Shinde be named the Chief Minister, NDTV quoting sources reported.
In a tweet, Shinde said: "In the last 2.5 years, Shiv Sena has only suffered and other parties have benefited. Where other parties have gotten stronger, the Sena has only weakened."
Meeting between Uddhav Thackeray, Sharad Pawar ends22 Jun 2022, 08:00 pm
The highly anticipated meeting between Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, and Supriya Sule has concluded at the CM's residence in Mumbai.
Following the meeting, Thackeray was seen coming out of his residence to greet his supporters.
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma emerges key player in Maharashtra political turmoil22 Jun 2022, 07:58 pm
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, known for his deft political moves in cobbling up the numbers to form governments in the Northeastern states, has now emerged as a key figure in the Maharashtra political crisis.
With the rebel Shiv Sena legislators now camping in the northeastern state, which is being considered a safe haven for them, Sarma is once again grabbing the spotlight as one of the ace crisis managers of the BJP.
The Sena MLAs, who had earlier this week shifted from Maharashtra to Surat in Gujarat before their revolt became public, were on Wednesday flown over 2000 km to this Assamese capital.
'Did not stray from Balasaheb's ideology..I am his son...I am not after a post': Uddhav Thackeray hits out at critics in Facebook address; challenges them to walk up to him and ask him to step down22 Jun 2022, 07:09 pm
Eknath Shinde claims he has support of 34 MLAs, needs 4 more to break away22 Jun 2022, 04:35 pm
Shiv Sena rebel Eknath Shinde dismisses Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's summons for a meeting as 'invalid'22 Jun 2022, 04:11 pm
Shiv Sena rebel Eknath Shinde has tweeted, calling party chief and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's summons for a meeting with party MLAs this evening "invalid".
Sena says MLAs absent in today's 5 pm meet would be out from the party22 Jun 2022, 04:01 pm
Missing Sena MLA Nitin Deshmuk resurfaces affirming support for Uddhav Thackeray22 Jun 2022, 03:54 pm
Missing Sena MLA Nitin Deshmuk resurfaces affirming support for Uddhav Thackeray. Says he was kidnapped and taken to Surat from where he escaped.
Sena issues whip to all its MLAs22 Jun 2022, 02:07 pm
The Shiv Sena has called a meeting of all its MLAs at 5 pm.
Maharashtra cabinet meeting underway22 Jun 2022, 01:45 pm
Amid the political crisis, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is holding a key cabinet meeting. Thackeray, who has tested positive for Covid-19, is present in the meeting virtually.
No knowledge of Uddhav Thackeray's resignation: Maharashtra Minister22 Jun 2022, 01:43 pm
Maharashtra Minister Hasan Mushrif said as quoted by NDTV, "All is well in the NCP. I have no knowledge about Uddhav Thackeray resigning. Pawar saheb is meeting NCP MLAs to know what can be done further."
Shinde needs support of 37 MLAs to avoid disqualification22 Jun 2022, 12:22 pm
Eknath Shinde needs the support of 37 MLAs to avoid the disqualification under the anti-defection law.
Sanjay Raut makes big statement22 Jun 2022, 12:16 pm
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut tweeted, "The journey of political developments in Maharashtra towards dismissal of Vidhan Sabha."
महाराष्ट्रातील राजकीय घडामोडींचा प्रवास विधान सभा बरखास्तीचया दिशेने..— Sanjay Raut (@rautsanjay61) June 22, 2022
Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde with 40 MLAs reach Assam22 Jun 2022, 12:15 pm
Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde along with other party MLAs arrived in Guwahati in BJP-ruled Assam early this morning.
They were received by BJP leaders Sushanta Borgohain and Pallab Lochan Das.
Speaking to reporters at the Guwahati airport, Eknath Shinde claimed he has support of 40 Shiv Sena MLAs and six Independents, and they will carry forward Balasaheb Thackeray's ideology.