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Maharashtra crisis: Uddhav, Sharad huddle to keep govt afloat, Shiv Sena calls national committee meeting

The Sena has been witnessing the rebellion within the party after Eknath Shinde broke away and formed a rebel group with the support of several legislators. Shinde is currently camping with at least 38 rebel MLAs of the Sena and 10 independents in Guwahati.

Paras Bisht Edited by: Paras Bisht @ParasBisht15 Mumbai Updated on: June 25, 2022 6:48 IST
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Political slugfest between Shiv Sena led by Uddhav Thackeray and dissident Sena MLAs led by rebel party leader Eknath Shinde has fast snowballed into a major political fight. 

Maharashtra Political Crisis Updates: Shiv Sena president and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday reached out to the functionaries of his party, which is currently battling a rebellion, and sought to allay fears surrounding the survival of his political outfit and the MVA government. The Sena has been witnessing the rebellion within the party after Eknath Shinde broke away and formed a rebel group with the support of several legislators. Shinde is currently camping with at least 38 rebel MLAs of the Sena and 10 independents in Guwahati. He has claimed that the faction led by him is the "real Shiv Sena".

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  • 10:37 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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  • 10:26 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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  • 10:17 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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  • 9:49 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 8:48 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

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