Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray (Uddhav Thackeray) appealed to the disgruntled MLAs camping in Guwahati to return to Mumbai and hold talks with them, saying that ‘it is still not too late’. Rebel leader Eknath Shinde, on the other hand, stood by his stand and said that the MLAs who supported him were “steadfast in furthering Hindutva”.
Intensifying his rhetoric against the rebels, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut warned that those who have betrayed the party leadership will not be able to roam freely. Meanwhile, former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Bharatiya Janata Party President JP Nadda to discuss the party’s next move.
A day after the portfolios of all nine rebel Shiv Sena ministers were withdrawn and in the backdrop of Supreme Court relief to the estranged MLAs, party chief Uddhav Thackeray softened his voice after returning to Mumbai and interacting with disgruntled leaders camping in Guwahati. appealed to.
It’s not too late, come back – Uddhav Thackeray
Quoting the Chief Minister’s statement, an aide of Thackeray said, “It is not too late. I appeal to you to come back and sit with me and clear the confusion (which was born out of your actions) between Shiv Sainiks and the public.” He said, “If you come back and talk to me Then there will be a way out. As party president and head of the family, I still care about you.
Shinde, rejecting the claim of 20 MLAs of his group being in touch with the party led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, said that he will return to Mumbai soon. Shinde and the MLAs of his group have been staying in a luxury hotel in Guwahati for the past one week. Shinde told reporters outside the hotel that he has the support of 50 MLAs. “All these MLAs have come here voluntarily to take forward Hindutva,” he said.
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Shiv Sena has claimed that around 20 party MLAs who were staying with Shinde in the hotel in Guwahati are in touch with him and they want to return to Maharashtra. Shinde said, “Some people from the other side are claiming that some MLAs are in touch with them here. If so, they should name them (MLAs).”
‘We want Balasaheb’s Shiv Sena’
“Our stand is clear… We have to take forward the Shiv Sena, the dream of late Balasaheb Thackeray. We will continue to follow his ideology of Hindutva.
Amid the standoff between the Shiv Sena leadership and Shinde to control the party, party leaders especially Sanjay Raut is launching a scathing attack on him. Raut on Tuesday made aggressive remarks against the rebel faction led by Shinde, saying those who have betrayed the party leadership will not be able to roam freely. Addressing a rally at Alibaug in Mumbai, he said, “The betrayers will not be able to roam the streets.” Raut had made a scathing remark on Sunday that “40 bodies will come from Guwahati”.
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sudhir Mungantiwar said his party was waiting for the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government to announce that it was in the minority.
Former minister Mungantiwar told reporters at the Nagpur airport, “We have decided to adopt a ‘wait and see’ approach in view of the prevailing situation. A core team will be formed in the coming days, which will deliberate on the matter and a decision will be taken after that.
Devendra Fadnavis meets BJP leaders in Delhi
Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis meets Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda in New Delhi.
Fadnavis is believed to have apprised the two leaders of the political developments in Maharashtra and discussed various aspects related to the party’s future strategy in the state. According to information received from sources, Fadnavis met Shah along with BJP MP and senior lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani.
Around 40 rebel Shiv Sena MLAs and at least 10 independent MLAs are camping in a five-star hotel in Assam in an attempt to topple the two-and-a-half-year-old MVA government.
Tags: Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Eknath Shinde, Sanjay Raut
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 28, 2022, 23:11 IST