Maharashtra Political Crisis Live Updates: Ready To Walk Out Of Alliance, Says Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut
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Ready To Walk Out Of Alliance: Sanjay Raut
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut told reporters that the party is "ready to walk out" of Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra, but all party rebels should return to Mumbai within 24 hours to discuss the matter further.
As many as 35 of Shiv Sena's MLAs are camped in Guwahati, led by Eknath Shinde.
42 MLAs Seen In Shinde's Camp: ANI
In a fresh video from Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati, as many as 42 rebel Maharashtra MLAs including Eknath Shinde were seen raising slogans. Of the 42, 35 were from Shiv Sena and 7 were independent MLAs.
Shinde Went Against Leadership For Rights Of Party Legislators: Rebel Sena MLA
Rebel Shiv Sena MLA Sanjay Shirsat has written a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, claiming Eknath Shinde took this step "for the rights of all the legislators."
''Only Shinde heard us out and took steps to resolve all the problems. The party MLAs persuaded Shinde to take this step," Shirsat wrote.
The Aurangabad (West) MLA said despite the Shiv Sena being in power, "the coterie around Thackeray never allowed them access to Varsha, the CM's official residence."
CM Thackeray To Not Hold Meeting Today: Raut
Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut told reporters that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will not hold any meetings today.
Further, he added that Nitin Deshmukh, the MLA who returned to Nagpur from Surat yesterday and alleged abduction attempts, will hold a press conference.
High-Level NCP Meeting Underway
A high-level meeting is underway between Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, state Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil, ministers Jayant Patil and Jitendra Awhad and party leader Sunil Tatkare at the residence of the NCP chief.
All Eyes On CM Thackeray As More Rebel MLAs Join Shinde
Three more Shiv Sena MLAs joined Eknath Shinde's camp in Guwahati, reported ANI, as Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray left his official residence Varsha for the family's Matoshri bungalow in suburban Bandra in Mumbai Wednesday night.
He was followed by Maharashtra cabinet minister Aaditya Thackeray, along with his mother Rashmi Thackeray and brother Tejas.
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut proclaimed that Uddhav Thackeray will not resign from his post.
(Source: ANI/PTI). Read more on Politics by BloombergQuint.