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Maharashtra political crisis updates: Uddhav Thackeray moves out of official residence

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Political crisis in Maharashtra: Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut has hinted at the dissolution of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly amid the current political crisis in the state

Amid the intensifying political crisis in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Wednesday asserted that Uddhav Thackeray will continue to be the chief minister of the state. 

"Uddhav Thackeray is Maharashtra Chief Minister and he will remain the CM. If we get the chance, we will prove our majority on the floor of the House," he said.

Thackeray during the day addressed the public via a Facebook live and said that he was ready to step down if the rebel MLAs came forward and tell him on his face to do so. 

Following this, NCP chief Sharad Pawar accompanied by Supriya Sule and Jitendra Awhad met the state CM. 

Shiv Sena's rebel MLAs led by rebel minister Eknath Shinde held a meeting in the hotel in Guwahati where they are staying after shifting from Surat. The meeting lasted about 50 minutes.

Shinde claimed earlier today that he has the support of 46 MLAs and the number will rise in the future.

"Right now we have 46 MLAs with us, including 6-7 Independent MLAs. This number will rise in the time to come. As of now we have neither received any proposal from BJP nor are we holding any talks with them," said Shinde.  

The Shiv Sena legislators have rebelled against the party, plunging the tripartite MVA government, comprising the Sena, NCP and Congress, into a crisis.

This comes after suspected cross-voting in Maharashtra Legislative Council (MLC) elections in which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) bagged five seats, in a major blow to the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance government. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Shiv Sena won two each while Congress was able to clinch one seat out of the total 10 seats in Legislative Council that went to the polls on Monday.

22 Jun 2022, 10:36:29 PM IST

Uddhav Thackeray leaves CM residence

22 Jun 2022, 09:43:56 PM IST

Thackeray moving back to his private home: Sena MP Raut

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Wednesday said Uddhav Thackeray is leaving 'Varsha', the official residence of the CM in South Mumbai, and going back to his private residence 'Matoshree' in suburban Bandra. However, he mentioned that Thackeray is not resigning from his post.

22 Jun 2022, 09:39:47 PM IST

Some luggage moved out of CM Thackeray's Versha Bungalow

22 Jun 2022, 08:54:50 PM IST

Four more rebel MLAs reach at a hotel in Assam's Guwahati: Report

22 Jun 2022, 08:53:59 PM IST

Uddhav Thackeray will remain Maharashtra CM: Sanjay Raut

“Uddhav Thackeray is Maharashtra Chief Minister and he will remain the CM," said Sanjay Raut, adding that: “If we get the chance, we will prove our majority on the floor of the House."

22 Jun 2022, 08:38:29 PM IST

Rebel Eknath Shide says its necessary for Shiv Sena to walk out of ‘unnatural alliance’

Shiv Sena needs to walk out of an "unnatural alliance" to save the party and party workers, Shinde took to Twitter to say. 

22 Jun 2022, 08:24:03 PM IST

Shiv Sena workers gather outside CM's bunglow to extend support

22 Jun 2022, 08:11:25 PM IST

BJP has nothing to do with this: Party leader

BJP leader Raosaheb Patil Danve, after meeting with Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai, said that his party has nothing to do with the current political turmoil in Maharashtra. 

“No Shiv Sena MLA in touch with us. We have not spoken to Eknath Shinde. This is Shiv Sena's internal matter. BJP has nothing to do with this. We are not staking claim to form the government," said Danve. 

22 Jun 2022, 07:42:53 PM IST

Decisions taken at cabinet meeting

22 Jun 2022, 07:24:49 PM IST

Posters put up in support of Eknath Shinde

22 Jun 2022, 06:30:54 PM IST

NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Supriya Sule and Jitendra Awhad at CM's residence

NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Supriya Sule and Jitendra Awhad arrive at the residence of Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai. 

22 Jun 2022, 06:22:10 PM IST

Thackeray says would be happy to see a Shiv Sainik as his successor

He said he would be happy to see a Shiv Sainik as his successor on the CM’s post, adding he took up the post despite his inexperience after a suggestion from NCP chief Sharad Pawar.

22 Jun 2022, 06:08:29 PM IST

Some MLAs taken forcibly: CM

Thackeray said some MLAs have claimed that they were taken forcibly to Surat and Guwahati. 

22 Jun 2022, 06:05:34 PM IST

‘Have nothing to worry about’

CM Thackeray said that he is not afraid of any challenge as long as the common Shiv Sainiks are with him. 

22 Jun 2022, 06:00:36 PM IST

Will leave CM post if any MLA against me: Maharashtra CM 

“If you (MLAs) say, then I am ready to leave the CM post. It's not about numbers but how many are against me. I will leave if even one person or MLA is against me. It's very shameful for me if even a single MLA is against me," said the CM. 

22 Jun 2022, 05:58:24 PM IST

‘MLAs could have expressed displeasure in front of me’

Thackeray said he is ready to leave the official residence of the CM if the MLAs want him to. 

“But when my own people (MLAs) don't want me what I can say. If they had something against me, what was the need of saying all this in Surat, they could have come here and said this to my face," he said. 

22 Jun 2022, 05:55:42 PM IST

My resignation letter is ready: Uddhav Thackeray

“My resignation letter is ready. I will hand it over to the leaders who have disappeared - or have been made to disappear. They can take it to Raj Bhawan. I cannot go because I have tested positive for Covid-19," said Uddhav Thackeray. 

22 Jun 2022, 05:40:49 PM IST

Eknath Shinde to brief media today evening

Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde will address the media from Guwahati on Wednesday evening. 

22 Jun 2022, 05:34:29 PM IST

CM to address state shortly

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is expected to shortly address the citizens of Maharashtra amid the escalating political crisis.

22 Jun 2022, 04:50:50 PM IST

‘Eknath Shinde remains Shiv Sena Legislature Party leader’

Rebel MLAs have sent a resolution carrying signatures of 34MLA, stating that Eknath Shinde remains as leader of the Shiv Sena Legislature Party, to the Governor. 

22 Jun 2022, 04:39:50 PM IST

Maharashtra CM to interact with the public at 5 pm

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray will interact with the public through Facebook Live at 5 pm on Wednesday. 

22 Jun 2022, 04:04:57 PM IST

Order for Uddhav Thackeray's meeting with MLAs ‘invalid’: Eknath Shinde

Rebel Eknath Shinde took to Twitter to say that the order issued to Shiv Sena MLAs warning them to be present at a meeting to be held in the evening is “illegal".

“Bharat Gogawale has been appointed as the Chief Whip of Shiv Sena Legislative Party. So, the order issued by Sunil Prabhu, regarding the Legislative Party meeting this evening is legally invalid," wrote Shinde. 

22 Jun 2022, 03:59:59 PM IST

NCP MLAs to meet Sharad Pawar tomorrow

Stating that the NCP is standing with Uddhav Thackeray, party leader Amol Mitkari said that MLAs will meet with Sharad Pawar on Thursday. 

“Pawar Sahib said that NCP is standing with MVA. All party MLAs will have a meeting once again tomorrow, Pawar sahib will give some instructions. What will happen next will depend on that," said Mitkari. 

22 Jun 2022, 03:31:09 PM IST

Govt is not tensed: Congress leader Nitin Raut

After the Maharashtra cabinet meeting, Congress leader Nitin Raut said that the situation is completely under control. 

“There was no point in holding political discussions because the situation is completely under control. CM (during the cabinet meeting) had a smile on his face. You can understand he's not tensed, so the government is not tensed either," said Raut. 

22 Jun 2022, 03:15:15 PM IST

Sena MLA Nitin Deshmukh returns

Shiv Sena MLA Nitin Deshmukh, who had accompanied party rebel Eknath Shinde to Surat, on Wednesday claimed that some people had forcibly admitted him to a hospital there and he was administered injections though he never suffered a heart attack.

He said he somehow managed to return safely to Maharashtra from Surat and pledged loyalty to Sena president Uddhav Thackeray.

22 Jun 2022, 02:31:48 PM IST

Shiv Sena's warning to MLAs

The party chief whip has warned the MLAs in a letter that if someone remains absent from the meeting without proper reason and prior information, they should keep in mind that action will be initiated to cancel their membership as per constitutional provisions.

22 Jun 2022, 02:26:17 PM IST

Shiv Sena's Chief whip asks party MLAs to attend important meeting today

Shiv Sena's Chief whip has issued a letter to all party MLAs, asking them to be present in an important meeting that will be held today evening. He has said that if someone remains absent, it will be considered that the said MLA has decided to quit the party voluntarily.

22 Jun 2022, 02:22:41 PM IST

'We are Balasaheb Thackeray's Shiv Sainiks'

Shinde said that they have not received any proposal from BJP, nor are they holding talks with Shiv Sena. 

“As of now, we have neither received any proposal from BJP nor are we holding any talks with them," he said. 

“As far as the current political situation is concerned, I would say that we are Balasaheb Thackeray's Shiv Sainiks and will continue to be Shiv Sainiks. As of now, we are not holding any talks with Shiv Sena or the CM. We have not decided on the future course of action," he added. 

22 Jun 2022, 02:20:40 PM IST

We have 46 MLAs: Eknath Shinde

Rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde was quoted as saying by news agency ANI that they have 46 MLAs in their fold now, including six to seven independents. 

22 Jun 2022, 02:01:47 PM IST

Congress and NCP will extend full support to MVA government

Maharashtra Congress observer Kamal Nath said that Congress and NCP will extend full support to MVA government. 

“I also had a word with Sharad Pawar Ji who told me that NCP will continue supporting MVA...no other intent. I'm sure Shiv Sena rebels will not taint the state of Shivaji Maharaj," he said.

22 Jun 2022, 01:58:50 PM IST

Attempts being made to kidnap MLAs & take them outside, says Sanjay Raut

When such a situation forms in any state, Vidhan Sabha is dissolved. Attempts being made to kidnap MLAs & take them outside. You would've heard MLA Nitin Deshmukh, how was he thrashed, wrongfully hospitalised, teated & injected. He says it was an attempt to murder him, says Sanjay Raut

22 Jun 2022, 01:57:20 PM IST

State cabinet meeting concludes, NCP Ministers leave from the venue

22 Jun 2022, 01:26:39 PM IST

Talked to CM Uddhav Thackeray, no proposal to dissolve the Maharashtra Assembly, confirms Kamal Nath

“I have talked to CM Uddhav Thackeray and he said that as of now there's no proposal to dissolve the Maharashtra Assembly," Congress Observer for the state Kamal Nath said 

22 Jun 2022, 01:11:15 PM IST

Unity will prevail in Shiv Sena under Uddhav Thackeray, says Kamal Nath

41 MLAs out of 44 MLAs attended the meeting here while 3 are on the way. The politics BJP has started is of money & muscle power which is against the constitution. I have seen this a lot...Unity will prevail in Shiv Sena under Udhhav Thackeray, says Congress Observer for the state Kamal Nath.

22 Jun 2022, 12:56:17 PM IST

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray tests positive for COVID-19, says Kamal Nath

Amidst political turmoil in the Maharashtra, Congress Observer for the state, Kamal Nath said that CM Uddhav Thackeray has tested positive for COVID-19.  Earlier in the day, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari was admitted to a private hospital in south Mumbai after testing Coronavirus positive.

22 Jun 2022, 12:50:49 PM IST

Watch: Shiv Sena women workers in Aurangabad break down as they protest against rebel leader Eknath Shinde

22 Jun 2022, 12:49:10 PM IST

All our 44 MLAs are with us, says Minister and party leader Balasaheb Thorat

“Congress Legislative Party meeting has begun. Cabinet ministers are going for a meeting. All our 44 MLAs are with us," says Minister and party leader Balasaheb Thorat.

22 Jun 2022, 12:48:13 PM IST

Watch: Meeting of Congress party held at the residence of minister and party leader Balasaheb Thorat today

22 Jun 2022, 12:41:34 PM IST

The rise of such politics sets a dangerous precedent for the future, says Kamal Nath

Congress Observer for Maharashtra, Kamal Nath who arrived at the residence of CLP leader and minister Balasaheb Thorat said, “The kind of politics, that is driven by wealth, in states like Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh, is antithetical to the Constitution of India. The rise of such politics sets a dangerous precedent for the future."

22 Jun 2022, 12:36:46 PM IST

Politics has come down to kidnaping of public representatives, says Akhilesh Yadav

22 Jun 2022, 12:33:42 PM IST

Democracy diminishing in country in name of Hindutva, PM Modi and Amit Shah must run the country as per constitution, says Ashok Gehlot

Amid the Maharashtra political crisis, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot said that that democracy is diminishing in country in name of Hindutva, people aren't understanding now but they'll regret later.  “These people (BJP) are doing horse-trading & bringing down the govts while law & order situation remains fragile & economy weakens." He further added, “They've made a joke of everything. They were hatching conspiracy & were targetting Maharashtra from the very beginning but now it has come to light. PM Modi and Amit Shah should not be arrogant & must run the country as per the constitution"

22 Jun 2022, 12:15:07 PM IST

NCP chief Sharad Pawar reaches YB Chavan centre in Mumbai

NCP chief Sharad Pawar has reached YB Chavan centre in Mumbai amid the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra. NCP leaders Supriya Sule and Ramraje Nimbalkar also arrive. Earlier this morning, State Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil and ministers Jayant Patil & Balasaheb Patil met Sharad Pawar at his residence.

22 Jun 2022, 12:03:15 PM IST

Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut hints at the dissolution of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly

Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut on 22 June hinted at the dissolution of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly amid the current political crisis in the state. In a tweet he wrote, “The ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra is heading to the dissolution of Vidhan Sabha."

 

 

22 Jun 2022, 11:54:25 AM IST

BJP's goal is to capture entire India, says AR Chowdhury on Maharashtra political crisis

BJP's goal is to capture entire India.If an oppn party speaks against them, they don't tolerate it.They're walking the path of building an 'oppn-free India'.First they said 'Congress-mukt' India, now they changed it to 'vipaksh-mukt', says AR Chowdhury on Maharashtra political crisis.

22 Jun 2022, 11:18:53 AM IST

Congress Observer for Maharashtra, Kamal Nath arrives at the residence of CLP leader and minister Balasaheb Thorat

Congress Observer for Maharashtra, Kamal Nath arrives at the residence of CLP leader and minister Balasaheb Thorat. (Image: ANI)
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Congress Observer for Maharashtra, Kamal Nath arrives at the residence of CLP leader and minister Balasaheb Thorat. (Image: ANI)
22 Jun 2022, 11:12:12 AM IST

Had a conversation with Eknath Shinde for an hour this morning, says Sanjay Raut

Eknath Shinde is our very old party member, he is our friend, we've worked together for decades. It's neither easy for him nor for us to leave each other. I had a conversation with him for an hour this morning & the party chief was intimated about it, says Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut

22 Jun 2022, 10:55:58 AM IST

BJP's pattern to topple Opposition govts, says Nitin Raut

Maharashtra minister and Congress leader Nitin Raut on 22 June said that it is BJP's pattern to topple government in the opposition ruled states.

“It's BJP's pattern to attempt to topple govts in Opposition-ruled states ...be it using ED, CBI or any means that can be of help.... by hook or by crook...They are in haste to dismantle govt in Maharashtra, but won't succeed," he said.

22 Jun 2022, 10:52:12 AM IST

Atmost we might lose power but we'll continue to fight, says Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut while speaking to ANI said that talks are underway with MLAs who are with Eknath Shinde, everybody will stay in Shiv Sena. “Our party is a fighter, we'll struggle consistently, atmost we might lose power but we'll continue to fight," he said. 

22 Jun 2022, 10:46:30 AM IST

We are upset with NCP, Congress style of functioning, have no complaints against Sena chief: Rebel MLAs

A Maharashtra Shiv Sena minister, who is among the dissidents led by party leader Eknath Shinde, on Wednesday said they do not have any complaints against the Sena leadership, but they have been upset with the style of function of the NCP and Congress, the other two ruling alliance partners in the state.

The Shiv Sena MLAs, who have rebelled against the party, plunging the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra into a crisis, arrived in Assam's Guwahati city by a chartered flight on Wednesday. 

Speaking to a TV channel over phone, Maharashtra minister Sandipan Bhumare, who is among the dissidents, said, "We do not have any complaints against the Shiv Sena leadership. We have raised our complaints with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, that it was getting difficult to work with the NCP and Congress ministers. It was very difficult for us to get our proposals and work requests approved from their ministers."

To a query, Bhumare said he was given a cabinet portfolio and was satisfied with it. 

"What else do I need in life. But, as a people's representative, I need to address the grievances of my people. I could not do it properly because of these two alliance partners," he added. 

Meanwhile, another dissident Sena MLA Sanjay Shirsath told a TV channel that 35 party legislators were in Guwahati. 

"A couple of more MLAs will join us by today evening. We also have the support of three independent MLAs," he claimed. Shirsath also targeted state NCP and Congress ministers and claimed their "hostile behaviour" forced the Sena legislators to revolt.

22 Jun 2022, 10:42:26 AM IST

Balasaheb Patil arrives at NCP chief Sharad Pawar in Mumbai residence

After Jayant Patil and Dilip Walse Patil, now Maharashtra Minister Balasaheb Patil has also arrived at NCP chief Sharad Pawar's residence in Mumbai.

Earlier when 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.

22 Jun 2022, 10:39:59 AM IST

Who is Eknath Shinde?

Eknath Shinde has been instrumental in strengthening the organisation in the Thane region and was made the Leader of the Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly in 2014 after the Shiv Sena parted ways with the BJP. Shinde was appointed as a cabinet minister in the MVA government. However, sources said Shinde has been feeling sidelined since the formation of the MVA government. His son Shrikant Shinde represents the Kalyan Lok Sabha seat.

22 Jun 2022, 10:38:39 AM IST

Maharashtra minister & NCP leader Jayant Patil arrives Sharad Pawar's residence in Mumbai

Maharashtra minister & NCP leader Jayant Patil has arrived at the residence of NCP chief Sharad Pawar in Mumbai. Earlier in the day Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil reached Pawar's residence in Mumbai. Earlier when 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.

22 Jun 2022, 09:38:24 AM IST

Maharashtra Congress MLAs meet to discuss political situation

Amid the political turmoil in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, Maharashtra Congress MLAs held a meeting at Legislature Party leader Balasaheb Thorat's residence in Mumbai on Tuesday. The meeting was presided over by Maharashtra Congress-incharge HK Patil. In the meeting, 42 out of 44 Congress MLAs were present, along with party leaders Nana Patole, Ashok Chavan and others. The meeting took place following the reports that some Shiv Sena MLAs along with party leader Eknath Shinde went "unreachable" and moved to Gujarat's Surat posing a threat to the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government.

22 Jun 2022, 09:23:23 AM IST

Meeting of Congress Legislative Party to take place today

A meeting of Congress Legislative Party to take place today in the presence of AICC Observer for the state Kamal Nath. 43 MLAs to be present in the meeting, news agency ANI has reported citing Maharashtra Congress Sources. It further said Kamal Nath and other senior Congress leaders likely to meet CM Uddhav Thackeray after the meeting. 

22 Jun 2022, 09:19:13 AM IST

Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil arrives at NCP chief Sharad Pawar's residence in Mumbai

Amid the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra, Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil on 22 June arrived at NCP chief Sharad Pawar's residence in Mumbai. Earlier when 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.

22 Jun 2022, 09:09:10 AM IST

Shiv Sena MLAs signing a document in Surat hotel last night: check video here

Visuals from 21 June inside a hotel in Surat where Shiv Sena MLAs seen signing a document.

22 Jun 2022, 08:58:07 AM IST

Congress deputes Kamal Nath as observer for Maharashtra amid political developments

The Congress on Tuesday had deputed its senior leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath as All India Congress Committee (AICC) observer in the state to end the crisis.

When Nationalist Congress 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.

22 Jun 2022, 08:50:49 AM IST

Visuals of Shiv Sena's Eknath Shinde seen with party MLAs at a Surat hotel on  June 21 

Shiv Sena's Eknath Shinde seen with party MLAs at a Surat hotel, yesterday, June 21. Shinde claims that at least 40 MLAs who are camping in Guwahati, Assam.

22 Jun 2022, 08:42:13 AM IST

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma visited Radisson Blu hotel in Guwahati

Before the arrival of Maharashtra MLAs at Guwahati airport, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited Radisson Blu hotel in Guwahati, today morning. The MLAs are staying at this hotel.

22 Jun 2022, 08:30:53 AM IST

Maharashtra cabinet meeting

The Maharashtra government will hold a cabinet meeting today at 1 pm amid the ongoing political turmoil, news agency ANI reported.

22 Jun 2022, 08:30:26 AM IST

Shiv Sena MLAs were received by BJP MLA

The Shiv Sena MLAs were received by BJP MLA Sushanta Borgohain and BJP MP Pallab Lochan Das at Guwahati airport. "I came to receive them (Shiv Sena MLAs from Surat, Gujarat). I have not counted how many MLAs have arrived. I came here for personal relations. They have not disclosed any program," Borgohain said. Earlier while speaking to media persons before leaving from Surat, Shinde said that they have not left Balasaheb Thackeray's Shiv Sena. "We have not left Balasaheb Thackeray's Shiv Sena and will not leave it. We have been following Balasaheb's Hindutva and will carry it further," he said.

22 Jun 2022, 08:30:26 AM IST

Rebel Sena MLAs arrives at Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati

Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde along with with 33 party MLAs and seven independent MLAs, who were staying at Le Meridien hotel left Surat International Airport and have reached Assam's Guwahati. "A total of 40 MLAs are present here. We will carry Balasaheb Thackeray's Hindutva," said Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde after arriving in Guwahati, Assam. As per ANI report, a group of Maharashtra MLAs arrived at Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati, Assam.

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