Maharashtra political crisis: The political turmoil in Maharashtra had entered the 6th day on Sunday as division within the Shiv Sena party has put in doubt the survival of the ruling MVA coalition. Launching a fresh attack on Shiv Sena leadership, dissident leader Eknath Shinde on Sunday wondered how could Bal Thackeray's party support the people having a direct connection with Dawood Ibrahim, who was responsible for killing innocent Mumbaikars by triggering bomb blasts. He said the banner of revolt was raised by him and other MLAs to protest against such support and he doesn't care for his life in the bid to save Bal Thackeray's Shiv Sena. Shinde's tweets on Sunday night are an apparent reference to Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) minister Nawab Malik who is in jail in connection with a money laundering case allegedly involving relatives of Dawood Ibrahim.
The tweets are also seen as a reply to Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut who had termed Shinde and other rebel MLAs "bodies without souls" which will be sent to the morgue. "How can Hinduhridaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray's Shiv Sena support those who have a direct connection with Dawood who killed innocent Mumbaikars by carrying out Mumbai bomb blasts? We are taking this step to oppose this; Don't care if this step leads us to the brink of death," Shinde tweeted in Marathi. In another tweet, the senior Shiv Sena leader said they will consider themselves fortunate if they die while saving Shiv Sena and the ideology of Bal Thackeray.
Rebel leader Eknath Shinde's supporters burnt an effigy of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut in Thane district, Maharashtra
Jun 26, 20228:54 PM (IST)Posted by Sri Lasya
Now, Aaditya Thackeray is only Maha cabinet minister from Sena who is MLA
With Maharashtra cabinet minister Uday Samant reaching Guwahati on Sunday to join the Eknath Shinde-led faction, Aaditya Thackeray is now the only cabinet minister from the Shiv Sena quota who is an MLA, while the remaining three from his party are MLCs.
Samant, who headed Higher and Technical Education ministry, became the ninth minister of Shiv Sena to join the Eknath Shinde camp.
The Sena now has four cabinet ministers, including CM Uddhav Thackeray, Aaditya Thackeray, Anil Parab, and Subhash Desai.
Barring Aaditya, the rest three are MLCs.
Another cabinet minister and MLA is Krantikari Shetkari Paksh leader Shankarrao Gadakh, an ally of Sena.
In the tripartite Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government led by the Sena, the Uddhav Thackeray-led party had 10 Cabinet-rank ministers before the rebellion and four Ministers of State (MoS), including two from the Sena quota.
Jun 26, 20228:41 PM (IST)Posted by Sri Lasya
One to two more MLAs will come & join us: Rebel Shiv Sena MLA Deepak Kesarkar
Jun 26, 20228:41 PM (IST)Posted by Sri Lasya
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari admitted to Harikishan Das Reliance Hospital in South Mumbai as he showed Covid symptoms
Jun 26, 20228:35 PM (IST)Posted by Sri Lasya
The Maharashtra Police is on alert and geared up to deal with any law and order issue which, (if at all ) arises: Maharashtra HMO
Jun 26, 20228:34 PM (IST)Posted by Sri Lasya
Rebel MLAs' wives calling Rashmi Thackeray to get their husbands to return, says former mayor
Former Mumbai mayor and Shiv Sena leader Kishori Pednekar on Sunday said the wives of several rebel MLAs were calling Rashmi Thackeray, the wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, to get their husbands to return to the state. Rebel MLAs led by Thane strongman Eknath Shinde have been camping in Guwahati in Assam after raising the banner of revolt against the chief minister on June 21. Pednekar was reacting to reports that Rashmi Thackeray was phoning the wives of rebel MLAs to get them to return. "Rashmi Thackeray has cordial and family relations with the party's leaders and workers. I am not sure if she is calling the wives to ask their husbands to return, but I know for a fact that wives of many rebel MLAs have spoken to Rashmi vaini (sister) asking that their husbands be brought back. Her relations with everyone is beyond politics," she claimed.
Jun 26, 20228:16 PM (IST)Posted by Sri Lasya
Shiv Sena workers stage protest in Delhi in support of Thackeray
Amid the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra, a group of Shiv Sena workers on Sunday held a protest at Jantar Mantar here in support of party president and the western state's Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, its Delhi unit said. The Shiv Sena workers in Delhi, led by the party's city in-charge Mangatram Munde, stand with the party chief and will not backtrack under any circumstances, a statement from the city unit said. Those who are weakening the party are not the ones that follow the ideals of Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray, it added. "He (Munde) said that should Thackeray battle (to end the political turmoil), the Shiv Sainiks in Delhi will stand with him wholeheartedly. He said those who are weakening the Shiv Sena in greed of power should be dealt with sternly," the statement said citing the party's Delhi chief. Meanwhile in Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray loyalists took out a two-wheeler rally in Mumbai and held protests in parts of Pune against the dissident leaders.
Jun 26, 20228:14 PM (IST)Posted by Sri Lasya
CM Uddhav Thackeray didn't hold a meeting in 2.5 yrs: Rebel MLA Bharatshet Gogawale in video tweeted by Eknath Shinde
Jun 26, 20227:52 PM (IST)Posted by Sri Lasya
On May 20, CM Uddhav Thackeray called Eknath Shinde & asked him to become CM: Aaditya Thackeray
On May 20, CM Uddhav Thackeray called Eknath Shinde & asked him to become CM, if he wanted to become so, but at that time, he did drama & started weeping. Just a month after, he broke into rebellion. But they (Shinde faction) aren't capable of doing so, this isn't rebellion, this is separatism. They took undue advantage of CM Uddhav Thackeray's ill-health to do all of this: Maharashtra minister & Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray
Jun 26, 20227:38 PM (IST)Posted by Sri Lasya
Maha crisis: No info on arrival of rebel MLAs in Mumbai, airports alerted, preparations underway, say cops
Mumbai police has no information on when the rebel Shiv Sena MLAs will arrive in the metropolis from Guwahati in Assam, but preparations, including alerting airports, are underway, an official said on Sunday.
A sizable number of MLAs, led by the party's Thane strongman Eknath Shinde, had rebelled against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on June 21 and had moved first to Surat in neighbouring Gujarat and then to Assam, both BJP-ruled states.
"We have alerted airports and have deployed personnel (bandobast). We have no idea, however, on when these MLAs will arrive here. The MLAs have asked the hotel management there (Guwahati) to extend their stay till June 28," the official said.
Meanwhile, Sena workers loyal to Thackeray held rallies and protests in several parts the state.
They organised a motorcycle rally from the office of party mouthpiece 'Saamana' in Prabhadevi to Dadar, while the effigy of Yavatmal MLA Sanjay Rathod was burnt.
Officials said some Sena workers tried to attack the house of Osmanabad MLA Balaji Kalyankar.
In Nashik, Sena workers held mock funerals of the rebel MLAs in a protest march till Amardham crematorium amid sloganeering in support of Thackeray.
They said the rebels had become legislators due to the hard work on the workers on the ground, but that had not stopped the former from cheating their electorate for the sake of power.
Meanwhile, rallies in support of Shinde were held as well, mostly in Thane and adjoining areas in Palghar and Raigad.
Officials said Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) protection has been given to the homes of 16 rebel MLAs who were sent notices by Assembly Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal seeking their explanation on the Sena's application for their disqualification.
Jun 26, 20227:37 PM (IST)Posted by Sri Lasya
Maharashtra Minister of Higher & Technical Education Uday Samant reaches Guwahati in Assam & joins Eknath Shinde camp
Jun 26, 20227:30 PM (IST)Posted by Sri Lasya
Shinde faction moves SC, urgent hearing could be called tomorrow
Rebel MLA faction has moved the Supreme Court. An urgent hearing could be called tomorrow. The Vice-President has given only 48 hours, seven days are given to reply to the notice to the party. Along with this, the grounds on which notice of disqualification has been given will also be challenged.
Jun 26, 20227:24 PM (IST)Posted by Sri Lasya
As rebels bide time in Guwahati, Shiv Sena gears up for legal battle
With dissident Shiv Sena MLAs led by Eknath Shinde staying put in Guwahati for the last five days, the party is preparing for a legal battle amid the crisis, a Sena MP said on Sunday. Devdutt Kamat, the legal advisor-cum-counsel for Shiv Sena, said the Deputy Speaker of the Maharashtra Assembly has full powers to adjudicate in the absence of the Speaker- the post is lying vacant. A day earlier, the Maharashtra legislature secretariat had issued 'summons' to 16 rebel Shiv Sena MLAs, including senior minister Eknath Shinde, seeking written replies by the evening of June 27 to the complaints seeking their disqualification.
Jun 26, 20227:21 PM (IST)Posted by Sri Lasya
Thane Police arrest 7 Shiv Sena leaders
The names of the arrested accused are Shiv Sena branch chief Suresh Patil, Nitin Raut, Umesh Pawar, Santosh Kanse and Latesh Patil and Yuva Sena's Bala Bagure.
Jun 26, 20226:20 PM (IST)Posted by Sri Lasya
NCP chief Sharad Pawar in Delhi
Eknath Shinde & other MLAs who've gone with him(to Guwahati)have said to form a new alliance but NCP & Congress policy is clear to support the coalition govt that we had formed. MVA govt is there(in Maharashtra) & we want to continue supporting it
Jun 26, 20226:14 PM (IST)Posted by Sri Lasya
'These 40 (MLAs) who in Guwahati are like living corpses': Sanjay Raut debunks reports that he said 'dead bodies of the MLAs will come back'
Jun 26, 20225:33 PM (IST)Posted by Sri Lasya
Maharashtra governor asks cops to provide protection to rebel MLAs immediately
Jun 26, 20225:28 PM (IST)Posted by Sri Lasya
Aaditya Thackeray reaches Shiv Sena bhavan for national executive meeting of Yuva Sena
Jun 26, 20225:27 PM (IST)Posted by Sri Lasya
NCP chief Sharad Pawar arrives in Delhi, says "Our party's full support is with CM Uddhav Thackeray"
Jun 26, 20225:04 PM (IST)Posted by Sri Lasya
Maharashtra's Bhandara MLA Narendra Bhondekar's birthday celebrated at the rebel camp
Jun 26, 20224:48 PM (IST)Posted by Sri Lasya
The meeting of Eknath Shinde camp is underway in Guwahati
The meeting of Eknath Shinde camp is underway in Guwahati. Eknath Shinde has assured everyone that all MLA's families will be given central security. Discussion held on how to reach Mumbai safely, to stake claim for forming govt in next 2 days and also on legal aspects: Sources
Jun 26, 20224:38 PM (IST)Posted by Sri Lasya
Maharashtra Minister of Higher & Technical Education Uday Samant leaves for Guwahati from Surat
Jun 26, 20224:23 PM (IST)Posted by Sri Lasya
Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant:
Jun 26, 20223:37 PM (IST)Posted by Sri Lasya
Maharashtra crisis: Shiv Sena workers stage protest in Jammu
A group of Shiv Sena activists on Sunday staged a protest here against the prevailing political crisis in Maharashtra and demanded a high-level probe against the BJP for its alleged role in “horse-trading” to pull down Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance government.
The shiv sainiks staged the protest outside party headquarters at Channi on the outskirts of the city and also burnt an effigy of rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde who, along with other party MLAs and independents, is currently camping at a hotel in BJP-ruled Assam.
“We cannot imagine Shiv Sena without the Thackeray family and those who have rebelled against the leadership are traitors who are working at the behest of a national party which is desperate to come to power in Maharashtra,” J-K Shiv Sena president Manish Sahni told reporters.
Sahni, who was leading the protest, claimed that the majority of the Shiv Sena MLAs are being held hostage in Guwahati.
“When they come back on the soil of Maharashtra, the reality will be known to the people...influence, money power, blackmailing and misuse of agencies played a big role in trying to destabilise the MVA government,” he said.
Jun 26, 20223:23 PM (IST)Posted by Sri Lasya
Another Shiv Sena leader turn against MVA
Shiv Sena leader and minister Uday Samant left for Guwahati from Surat.
Jun 26, 20222:08 PM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Aaditya Thackeray addresses party workers in Mumbai
You have gone to have fun in the state where people don't have anything to eat because of heavy floods. Is this Hindutva?? This is what you have learned from Shiv Sena? Now CRPF personnel are being deployed to give security to these people.. from where all this is happening. I challenge once again if you want to fight then resign and fight elections the truth will come out.
- Reports Rajeev (India TV)
Jun 26, 20222:02 PM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray attends party workers program
Jun 26, 20221:18 PM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Road to Vidhan Bhavan from airport goes via Worli: Aaditya warns Sena rebels in Guwahati
In a subtle warning to the Shiv Sena rebels currently camping in Guwahati, party leader and cabinet minister Aaditya Thackeray has said the road from Mumbai airport to Vidhan Bhavan, the state legislature complex here, goes via Worli. Worli, traditionally a Shiv Sena bastion in Mumbai, is the assembly constituency represented by Aaditya Thackeray.
Jun 26, 202212:28 PM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Centre to provide CRPF security to rebel Shiv Sena MLAs
CRPF personnel will be deployed outside the house and office of the rebel Shiv Sena MLAs. Central government will provide security to the homes of rebel MLAs and their immediate families.
- Reports Jai Prakash (India TV)
Jun 26, 202211:48 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
hiv Sena workers hold bike rally in Mumbai to protest against rebel MLAs
Jun 26, 202211:46 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav must accept his faction has lost majority, says rebel MLA
Rebel Shiv Sena MLA Deepak Kesarkar on Saturday said that Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray must accept that his faction has "lost majority" while also adding that he should have "respected democracy" after winning the 2019 Assembly elections in alliance with the BJP.
Jun 26, 202211:46 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Looks like dance of monkeys: Owaisi on Maha political crisis
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday equated the ongoing political turmoil in Maharashtra with the "dance of monkeys" and said he is keeping an eye on the "unfolding drama".
Jun 26, 202211:39 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Shiv Sena workers hold protest against rebel MLAs
Jun 26, 202211:33 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
CM Uddhav Thackeray likely to take action against rebel MLAs
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray can take action against the rebel ministers. He is likelty to write a letter to the Governor to sack all these 7 ministers.
- Reports JP Singh (India TV)
Jun 26, 202211:30 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Sharad Pawar to visit Delhi amid political crisis in Maharashtra
Sharad Pawar is heading to the national capital today evening amid the political crisis in Maharashtra that has gripped the western state for the last 6 days. The turmoil has put in doubt the survival of the ruling MVA coalition in the state.
- Reports Rajeev (India TV)
Jun 26, 202210:51 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
'How long will you hide in Guwahati, you will have to come to chowpatty': Raut taunts rebel MLAs
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday posted a tweet targetting the rebel MLAs of the party, in which he said that however long they may "hide" in Assam's Guwahati, they will ultimately have to come to "chowpatty", a reference to Mumbai.
Jun 26, 202210:47 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Eknath Shinde calls meeting of rebel Sena MLAs today in Guwahati
Amid the political crisis in Maharashtra, rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde has called a meeting of MLAs camping with him at a hotel in Assam's Guwahati on Sunday to discuss the strategy ahead.
Jun 26, 202210:45 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Maharashtra Congress leaders Balasaheb Thorat and Ashok Chavan leave from the residence of NCP chief Sharad Pawar in Mumbai
Jun 26, 20229:40 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Bike rally by Shiv Sena party workers today
Shiv Sainiks will take out a big bike rally to protest against rebel leader Eknath Shinde from Samana office at 10 am today.
- Reports Rajeev (India TV)
Jun 26, 20229:38 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Rebel MLAs mull legal action against disqualification notice
Shinde camp has said that they would challenge the summons in court as a motion for removal has already been moved by the rebel camp against the Maharashtra deputy speaker Narhari Zirwal.
- Reports Atul Singh (India TV)
Jun 26, 20229:35 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Sanjay Raut’s cryptic jibe at rebel MLAs
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday took a potshot on the Eknath Shinde-led faction of rebel MLAs and asked how long they will hide in Guwahati in Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled Assam finally they have to return to Mumbai.
Jun 26, 20229:16 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Eknath Shinde calls meeting of MLAs at 12 PM in Guwahati hotel
Shiv Sena rebel leader Eknath Shinde called a meeting of MLAs at 12 PM in Guwahati hotel, to discuss further strategy.