Guv Bhagat Singh Koshyari asks DGP to provide security to MLAs of Eknath Shinde and their families

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Amidst the political crisis in Maharashtra, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Sunday asked the Director General of Police (DGP) of state, Rajnish Sheth to provide security to the rebel MLAs of Eknath Shinde Camp and their families on an immediate basis.

Koshyari’s letter comes hours after he was discharged from a hospital here today after recovering from COVID-19.

Koshyari, 80, was admitted to the private hospital in south Mumbai on Wednesday after testing positive for the infection.

A statement issued by the Raj Bhavan said the governor returned to his official residence after remaining hospitalised for four days.

“Got discharged from the Hospital after four days. I am perfectly fine; however, I have been advised to rest for a couple of days,” the governor’s message read

Maharashtra is currently witnessing a political crisis after Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde rebelled against his own party, setting off hectic political activities in the state. Majority of the Sena legislators have sided with Shinde and joined him in Guwahati, where all of them are currently camping.

Their rebellion has pushed the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government headed by Sena president Uddhav Thackeray to the brink of collapse. NCP and Congress are also part of the ruling combine.

(with agency inputs)

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