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Political crisis in Maharashtra: 37 rebel sena MLAs support Eknath Shinde as Sena Leader in signed letter

By Priyanka Verma 
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Political crisis in Maharashtra: 37 rebel sena MLAs support Eknath Shinde as Sena Leader in signed letter

New Delhi: In Maharashtra ongoing political crisis, the 37 rebel Shiv Sena MLAs who are camping in Guwahati on Thursday sent a letter to Maharashtra Assembly’s Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal, stating that Eknath Shinde will remain their group leader in legislature. While Maharashtra Minister Eknath Shinde exuded confidence in the victory of the Shinde camp saying that they will face everything with unity.

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Earlier in the day, Zirwal had said that he had approved the appointment of Ajay Chaudhary as the group leader of the Shiv Sena legislature party, replacing senior minister Shinde who has rebelled against the Shiv Sena leadership. The move comes shortly after team Uddav Thackeray filed disqualification applications for 12 rebels with the Deputy Speaker, which may help tweak the numbers in the Assembly in case of a trust vote.

According to a video released by the Shinde camp, he is heard saying that they will be together in any situation and face everything together. “We will be together in every situation. We will face everything with full unity. We will end up victorious in the end,” he said. Shinde on Thursday evening sent a letter to the deputy speaker, signed by 36 Sena MLAs who are currently staying with him in Guwahati.

It also informed that Sena MLA Bharat Gogawale has been appointed as chief whip of the legislature party in place of Sunil Prabhu. Shinde, meanwhile, also hit back at those demanding action against MLAs in his faction for not attending a meeting called by Prabhu, claiming that a whip is applicable only for legislative events.

According to reports, Uddhav Thackeray and team are filing appeals seeking disqualification of around 12 rebel MLAs including Shinde. Slamming the move, Shinde tweeted: “Who are you trying to threaten? We know your gimmicks and also understand the law very well. As per the 10th schedule of the Constitution, the whip is applicable for legislative works and not for any meeting. We demand action against you instead because you do not have sufficient number (of MLAs) but still formed a group of 12 MLAs. We do not pay any heed to such threats.”

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Some Sena workers loyal to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray earlier on Thursday demanded action against those who did not attend the 5 pm meeting called by the party on Wednesday.

“Who are you trying to threaten? We know your gimmicks and also understand the law very well. As per the 10th schedule of the Constitution, the whip is applicable for legislative works and not for any meeting. “We demand action against you instead because you do not have sufficient number (of MLAs) but still formed a group of 12 MLAs. We do not pay any heed to such threats,” Shinde tweeted.

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