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June 28, 2022 / 11:37 PM IST

Maharashtra Political Crisis Highlights: Uddhav Thackeray must face floor test, says Fadnavis after meeting Governor

As Shiv Sena rebels consolidate their position in a bid to topple the three-party Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra, the BJP is weighing options.

As Shiv Sena rebels consolidate their position in a bid to topple the three-party Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra, the BJP is weighing options. Former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis met the BJP top brass in Delhi to finalise the next course of action.

Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde on Tuesday said he will soon return to Mumbai, and rubbished the Sena's claim that as many as 20 MLAs of his group are in touch with the Uddhav Thackeray-led party.

Talking to reporters

outside the luxury hotel where he and his group of MLAs are lodged since last week, Shinde also said he has the support of 50 MLAs. All these MLAs have come here on their own and to take forward Hindutva," Shinde said.

Senior Sena leaders have been claiming that around 20 MLAs of the party, now with Shinde in Guwahati, are in touch with them and want to return to Maharashtra.

The revolt in the Shiv Sena, which heads the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, has pushed the three-party ruling coalition, which also consists of the NCP and the Congress, into a deep crisis.

In a relief to rebel Shiv Sena lawmakers, the Supreme Court on Monday kept in abeyance the disqualification proceedings before the Deputy Speaker of the Maharashtra Assembly till July 11 and sought responses to pleas by rebel MLAs questioning the legality of notices seeking their disqualification.
  • June 28, 2022 / 11:22 PM IST

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  • June 28, 2022 / 11:01 PM IST

    Maharashtra Political Crisis Live Updates: Governor's office denies reports of floor test

    Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's office has clarified that it has not asked Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to undertake a floor test by June 30.

    The clarification came shortly after a fake letter was circulated on social media, which claimed that the Raj Bhavan has asked Thackeray to prove his majority in the assembly by 11 am on June 30.

    The rumours were circulated shortly after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis, who is also the Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra assembly, held a meeting with the Governor at the Raj Bhavan in Mumbai.

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  • June 28, 2022 / 10:15 PM IST

    Maharashtra Political Crisis Live Updates: Uddhav Thackeray must face floor test, says Fadnavis after meeting Governor

    Senior BJP leader & former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis with MLAs Chandrakant Patil, Girish Mahajan and other leaders met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai.

    "We have requested the Governor to ask CM Uddhav Thackeray to prove numbers on the floor of the house," Fadnavis said after meeting the Governor.

    Fadnavis claimed that the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress coalition government seemed to be in minority as 39 Sena MLAs who belong to the Shinde faction have said they do not support the government. "Therefore, we handed over a letter to the Governor, requesting him to ask the government to prove its majority through a floor test in the House," he told reporters.

    Earlier, Fadnavis met union minister Amit Shah and BJP president J P Nadda in New Delhi to discuss the party's next course of action amid the spiralling political crisis in the state. (PTI)

     Maharashtra Political Crisis Live Updates: Uddhav Thackeray must face floor test, says Fadnavis after meeting Governor  

 Senior BJP leader & former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis with MLAs Chandrakant Patil, Girish Mahajan and other leaders met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai. 

 "We have requested the Governor to ask CM Uddhav Thackeray to prove numbers on the floor of the house," Fadnavis said after meeting the Governor. 

 Fadnavis claimed that the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress coalition government seemed to be in minority as 39 Sena MLAs who belong to the Shinde faction have said they do not support the government. "Therefore, we handed over a letter to the Governor, requesting him to ask the government to prove its majority through a floor test in the House," he told reporters. 

 Earlier, Fadnavis met union minister Amit Shah and BJP president J P Nadda in New Delhi to discuss the party's next course of action amid the spiralling political crisis in the state. (PTI)
  • June 28, 2022 / 08:51 PM IST

    Maharashtra Political Crisis Live Updates: Another state cabinet meeting likely tomorrow: NCP leader Dilip Walse Patil

    Home minister and NCP leader Dilip Walse Patil talking to reporters after today’s cabinet meet, said no political issues were discussed. He further said another cabinet meeting will likely take place tomorrow to discuss pending issues. 

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray who presided over today’s cabinet meeting allocated the departments of rebel ministers to their colleagues in the cabinet, amid rebellion by senior minister Eknath Shinde.

  • June 28, 2022 / 08:38 PM IST

    Maharashtra Political Crisis Live Updates: Traitors should not be able to roam on streets, says Sanjay Raut

    Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said those who have betrayed the party leadership should not be able to move around.   "Traitors should not be able to roam on the streets," he said, addressing a rally at Alibag. (PTI)

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  • June 28, 2022 / 07:56 PM IST

    Maharashtra Political Crisis Live Updates: Demand for renaming Aurangabad as Sambhajinagar: Shiv Sena leader Anil Parab

    Anil Parab, Minister of State for Transport, said in today’s cabinet meeting, there was a demand for renaming Aurangabad as Sambhajinagar, and that this demand should be approved in cabinet meeting called tomorrow. 

    “I have raised the demand in today's cabinet meeting that the name of Aurangabad should be changed to Sambhaji Nagar. The same will be discussed in the cabinet meeting tomorrow as well,” said Shiv Sena leader Anil Parab. (ANI)

  • June 28, 2022 / 07:48 PM IST

    Maharashtra Political Crisis Live Updates: Eknath Shinde lashes out at Shiv Sena leaders

    Rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde criticised Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Shiv Sena leaders.

    Shinde tweeted, "On the one hand, his son and spokesperson used to call the Shiv Sainiks of Vandaniya Balasaheb as pigs, nalyachigana, reda, dogs, jahil and corpses, while on the other hand, they want to save these anti-Hindu government, what does it mean?"

  • June 28, 2022 / 07:37 PM IST

    Maharashtra Political Crisis Live Updates: Uddhav Thackeray chairs state cabinet meeting 

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray presided over a cabinet meeting in Mumbai, amid rebellion by senior minister Eknath Shinde. 

    It was the first cabinet meeting held after he divested rebel Shiv Sena ministers including Shinde of their portfolios. Talking to reporters after the meeting, home minister and NCP leader Dilip Walse Patil said no political issues were discussed. (PTI)

  • June 28, 2022 / 06:19 PM IST

    Maharashtra Political Crisis Live Updates: Devendra Fadnavis reaches JP Nadda's residence in Delhi

    BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis arrived at the residence of party president JP Nadda in Delhi as the crisis in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra has further deepened with Eknath Shinde, the rebel leader of the Shiv Sena, claimed to have the support of 50 MLAs. (ANI)

  • June 28, 2022 / 05:42 PM IST

    Maharashtra Political Crisis Live Updates: Disclose names of my group MLAs in touch with you: Eknath Shinde to Shiv Sena  

    Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde on Tuesday said he will soon return to Mumbai, and rubbished the Sena's claim that as many as 20 MLAs of his group are in touch with the Uddhav Thackeray-led party. 

    Talking to reporters outside the luxury hotel where he and his group of MLAs are lodged since last week, Shinde also said he has the support of 50 MLAs.   

    All these MLAs have come here on their own and to take forward Hindutva," Shinde said.   Senior Sena leaders have been claiming that around 20 MLAs of the party, now with Shinde in Guwahati, are in touch with them and want to return to Maharashtra. (PTI)

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  • June 28, 2022 / 05:02 PM IST

    Maharashtra Political Crisis Live Updates: Devendra Fadnavis leaves for Delhi  

    Amid the political turmoil in Maharashtra following a rebellion by MLAs of the ruling Shiv Sena, senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis left for Delhi along with a legal counsel, a party functionary said.    

    "Fadnavis has left for New Delhi with a legal counsel. He will be meeting some senior BJP leaders there," the party functionary said. Senior BJP leader and former Maharashtra minister Sudhir Mungantiwar earlier said he had attended a meeting at the official residence of Fadnavis in Mumbai, where a number of senior party leaders were also present. (PTI) 

  • June 28, 2022 / 04:33 PM IST

    Maharashtra Political Crisis Live Updates: 'I have emotions attached to Thackeray family': Supriya Sule

    Speaking to the media in support of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, NCP leader Supriya Sule said, “I have seen Uddhav ji's tweet. I have emotions attached to this family (Thackeray). Governments will come and go, but these relations will last longer.” (ANI)

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