Maharashtra Political Crisis Live Updates: ‘Uddhav Thackeray’s Time Is Up’, Says Ramdas Athawale; Shiv Sena Leader Sanjay Bhosale Detained in Assam


Mumbai, June 24: Shiv Sena leader and MLA Eknath Shinde, who is camped at Guwahati with the rebel MLAs on Thursday night lashed out at the party after it sought disqualification of 12 rebel MLAs. In a tweet, Shinde said, “You can’t scare us by applying for action against 12 MLAs, because we are the real Shiv Sena and Shiv Sainik of the venerable Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray.”

As the Maharashtra political crisis enters the fourth day, here are all the latest developments:

We will win on the floor of the house: Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Friday said that the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government will win on the floor of the house. Raut said that the rebel MLAs have taken a very wrong step. “We also gave them a chance to return to Mumbai. Now, we challenge them to come to Mumbai,” he said.

He also said that CM Uddhav Thackeray and NCP Chief Sharad Pawar are in constant touch. All leaders of NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena are in touch with each other.

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‘Uddhav Thackeray’s time is up’

Reacting to the political situation in Maharashtra, Dr. Ramdas Athawale, MoS and President of the Republican Party of India said Uddhav Thackeray’s time is up. “Most MLAs will go with Eknath Shinde (rebel Shiv Sena MLA) and he will form government with BJP,” he said.

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Guwahati police arrest Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Bhosale

The  Shiv Sena has called a meeting of the party’s district presidents to be chaired by CM Uddhav Thackeray at Shiv Sena Bhawan, Mumbai at 12 pm, today.

Amid the political instability in Maharashtra, the Guwahati police on Friday arrested Sanjay Bhosale, deputy district chief of Shiv Sena, who was present near Radisson Blu hotel in Assam. Bhosale had come to Assam to urge party MLAs and Eknath Shinde to return to Maharashtra. “This is a sensitive area. Action will be taken as per law,” police official said.

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Tally of Eknath Shinde’s MLAs to cross 50

According to sources, the strength of Shiv Sena MLAs in the Eknath Shinde camp is expected to cross 50 mark as more MLAs are likely to reach Guwahati today. Last night, three more MLAs arrived at the Guwahati hotel thereby taking the number to 44. The three leaders who arrived at the hotel included MLA and Agriculture Minister Dada Bhuse, MLA Sanjay Rathore and MLC Ravindra Phatak.

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After Eknath Shinde shared his letter on Twitter, Sena MLA Sanjay Shirsat on Friday said that MLAs informed Uddhav Thackeray that whether it is Congress or NCP, both are trying to eliminate Shiv Sena. “Numerous times the MLAs sought time from Uddhav ji to meet him but he never met them,” he said.

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(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jun 24, 2022 09:15 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website

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