Maharashtra: Shiv Sena rebels' group submits list of 37 MLAs to Dy Speaker
Mumbai/UNI: The rebel group of Shiv Sena, led by Minister Eknath Shinde, submitted a list of his 37 MLAs to Deputy Speaker of Legislative Assembly Narhari Zirwal.
The list has also attached two resolutions stating that Shinde continues to be the chief of Shiv Sena Legislative Party, and appointed MLA Bharat Gogavale as new Chief Whip, as the group claimed the support of 40 MLAs plus a dozen independents and smaller parties today (June 24).
The development came after Shiv Sena in Mumbai had submitted a list of 12 MLAs including Shinde, to Zirwal late Thursday demanding they should be disqualified.
As per TV reports dismissing the Sena move, Shinde said in Guwahati Friday that the move is ‘illegal’ and intended to scare the legislators.
"We are not frightened by all this. We know what they are doing and we also are aware of the laws and procedures… Let them send any number of letters or notices, we are not bothered," said Shinde, speaking to the media.