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June 22, 2022 / 11:05 PM IST

Maharashtra Political Crisis Highlights | Uddhav Thackeray to remain CM, will prove majority in case of no-trust vote, says Sanjay Raut

Maharashtra Crisis LIVE Highlights: "Uddhav Thackeray is Maharashtra chief minister and he will remain the CM," senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, shortly after Thackeray claimed in a live webcast that he is ready to resign. "If we get the chance, we will prove our majority on the floor of the House," Raut added.

Maharashtra Political Crisis Highlights: Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray tested positive for Covid-19 on June 22 amidst political turmoil in the state. The Shiv Sena-led government in Maharashtra is facing a crisis following rebellion from a group of MLAs led by Eknath Shinde. Earlier in the day,  Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari was admitted to a private hospital in south Mumbai after testing coronavirus positive.

Eknath Shinde, the leader of rebellion

in ruling Shiv Sena on Wednesday claimed he has 40 MLAs with him. Shinde, who arrived at the Guwahati airport, spoke to reporters for the first time since his decision to rebel against his own party.

On late Monday night, Shinde had left Mumbai with several Sena MLAs and stayed at a hotel in Gujarat's Surat city. However, after holding talks with BJP leaders, he decided to shift to Guwahati.

Speaking to reporters outside Guwahati airport, Shinde said, Here 40 MLAs are with me. Additional 10 MLAs will join me soon. I do not want to criticise any one. We are keen on continuing the Sena founded by late Balasaheb Thackeray, he said.

Shiv sena has 56 MLAs in Maharashtra legislative assembly which has joined hands with NCP and Congress post 2019 assembly polls and formed government, breaking its alliance with the BJP.
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