Mumbai: The ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra has been going on. In the meantime, Shiv Sena took a bold step and sacked Eknath Shinde as the party’s chief whip, who went to Surat in Gujarat and was staying there with 21 other MLAs in a hotel. Meanwhile, BJP MLA Dr Sanjay Kute met with rebel Shiv Sena MLAs.
Party sources have said that Ajay Chaudhary, a Shiv Sena MLA from Sewri, has replaced Eknath Shinde as the new Legislative Party Leader. Around the same time, Eknath Shinde tweeted that he would never cheat for power.
Meahwhile, Shiv Sena MLAs will show their strength at Sena Bhavan at 4 pm today. The party MLAs will gather at Sena Bhavan after meeting at CM Uddhav Thackeray’s official residence.
“Balasaheb has taught us Hindutva.” “We have never and will never cheat for power regarding Balasaheb’s thoughts and Dharmaveer Anand Dighe Saheb’s teachings,” he said in the tweet.
The crisis took place in the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance, comprising the Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress, as the trio won five seats and the saffron party also snatched five wins in the Maharashtra Legislative Council polls.
The BJP has 106 MLAs in the Maharashtra assembly. However, the party won all five seats, while the Sena and NCP each won two, and Congress suffered a setback when one of its two nominees was defeated. A candidate needed the support of 26 members to confirm his berth in the state Legislative Council. The question is who backed the BJP’s victory over its fifth member.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut this morning said there is a conspiracy to topple the Uddhav Thackeray government in the “same pattern as in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan”. “Shiv Sena is a party of loyalists.” “We won’t let that happen,” he said.
Leaders of the NCP and Congress have asserted that there is no threat to the stability of the state government. Sharad Pawar has clarified that there is no question of going with the BJP. If the Maharashtra government falls.
The BJP has been running from pillar to post to unseat the MAV government in Maharashtra. The political crisis has not yet overtaken the state. The coming days will be critical for Uddhav Thackeray’s coalition government in Maharashtra.