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Eknath Shinde shows support of 37 MLAs; The Thackeray-led MVA won 12. demanded the disqualification of MPNRC

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Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde plays chess at a hotel in Guwahati where he is staying with pro-MLAs, Thursday, June 23, 2022. (PTI photo)

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New Delhi: Maharashtra witnessed another day of political chaos as rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde refused to heed to his demand to part ways from the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance with Congress and NCP. Shinde, who is camping in BJP-ruled Assam, said on Thursday that he has the support of a third of the party as he insisted on a merger with the Shiv Sena’s old saffron ally in the state.

Shinde wrote to Deputy Speaker Narhari Jirwal sharing a list of signatures of 36 MLAs, in which he said “confirmation of his appointment as leader of the Shiv Sena Legislature Party and further appointment of Bharatshet Gogawale as the party’s chief whip.” ” Was.

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Earlier in the day, Jirwal had said that he had approved the appointment of Ajay Choudhary as the group leader of the Shiv Sena Legislature Party in place of senior minister Shinde.

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Ahead of Shinde’s letter, the Uddhav Thackeray-led government approached the deputy speaker seeking disqualification of 12 rebel MLAs of the Maharashtra Assembly for not attending the party meeting at 5 pm on Wednesday. Here is the list of rebel Shiv Sena MLAs whose names were proposed for disqualification:

  1. Eknath Shinde
  2. Prakash Surve
  3. Tanaji Sawanto
  4. Mahesh Shinde
  5. abdul sattari
  6. Sandeep Bhumre
  7. Bharat Gogawale
  8. Sanjay Shirsato
  9. yamini yadav
  10. Anil Babri
  11. Balaji Devdas
  12. Lata Choudhary

Responding to the disqualification petition, Eknath Shinde in a tweet said: “You can’t scare us by applying for action against 12 MLAs. Because we are the real Shiv Sena and Shiv Sainiks of respected Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray.”

Questioning the petition, Shinde said, ‘Who are you trying to threaten? We know your gimmicks and understand the law very well. According to the 10th Schedule of the Constitution, the whip applies for legislative business and not for any sitting.

“We instead demand action against you as you do not have sufficient number (of MLAs), but still you have formed a group of 12 MLAs. We do not pay any heed to such threats,” tweeted Shinde.

Earlier today, the rebel MLAs of Shiv Sena unanimously elected Eknath Shinde as their leader. While addressing the MLAs, Shinde assured them, “We do not need to be afraid of anything. We will win this situation.”

Making a clear reference to the BJP, he said, “A national party called my decision historic and assured me all support.”

After Shinde’s statement, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said, “The leaders had gone to Gujarat and Assam for a reason. Why were the MLAs taken to Gujarat and Assam? Eknath Shinde has given a statement that a national party has supported him.

Alleging that the BJP was behind the rebellion, Pawar said, “The Gujarat BJP president was coordinating things in Surat. In Assam, all the arrangements were made by the BJP state government. It is very clear who is behind this. The MLAs were taken away against their will. After 2.5 years everyone thought of Hindutva. Why did they bring up the issue of Hindutva now?”

Pawar further said that the fate of the MVA government in Maharashtra will be decided on the floor of the assembly, and the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance will prove its majority in the trust vote.

“The fate of the MVA government will be decided in the Assembly, not in Guwahati (where the rebels are camping). The MVA will prove its majority on the floor of the House,” Pawar said. He was responding to a question whether the MVA has been made a minority as the Shinde-led rebel faction claimed the support of 37 Shiv Sena MLAs and ten independents.

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