Maha crisis: 8 Independents seek immediate floor test in email to governor, Fadnavis to also make similar demand

Jun 28, 2022 10:37 PM IST

Maharashtra political crisis LIVE: The tussle between the Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde camps has reached the Supreme Court, which held its first hearing on Monday, and will next hear the case on July 11.

Maharashtra political crisis LIVE Updates: The political crisis in Maharashtra continues, as the Supreme Court, a day ago, extended deadline till July 12 for the dissident group of Shiv Sena MLAs, led by Eknath Shinde, to explain to assembly deputy speaker why they shouldn't be disqualified as legislators. 

Devendra Fadnavis with governor of Maharashtra.
Devendra Fadnavis with governor of Maharashtra.(HT)

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Meanwhile, on Tuesday, i.e. today, senior Sena leader Sanjay Raut is scheduled to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with an alleged money laundering case. Raut, who received his summons yesterday, responded by saying he would not runaway to Guwahati, as he took a jibe at the rebel MLAs, who are camping at a hotel in the largest city in the northeastern state of Assam.

The ED's summoning of Raut has been linked by many to the current flashpoint.

Follow all the updates here:

  • Jun 28, 2022 10:37 PM IST

    We have requested the Governor to ask the CM to prove the confidence in his government: Fadnavis

    “BJP has given a letter to governor apprising him about the situation in the state. Sena's 39 MLAs are away and the CM has lost the confidence. We have requested the Guv to ask the CM to prove the confidence in his government,” said Leader of opposition Devendra Fadnavis, after meeting Maha Governor. “We expect the governor to take a call on our request considering various courts decisions,” Fadnavis added.

  • Jun 28, 2022 10:23 PM IST

    8 Independents write to governor seeking immediate floor test

    Maharashtra political crisis: 8 Independents write to governor seeking immediate floor test, Fadnavis to also make similar demand during talks with Koshyari.

  • Jun 28, 2022 09:43 PM IST

    BJP delegation led by Devendra Fadnavis reaches Raj Bhavan

    BJP delegation led by Devendra Fadnavis reaches Raj Bhavan. Earlier today, Fadnavis held a meeting with BJP president Jagat Prakash Nadda at his residence in Delhi amid the intensifying crisis for the Uddhav Thackeray led-Maha Vikas Aghadi government in the western state. Fadnavis is believed to have briefed Nadda about the unfolding political developments in the western state.

  • Jun 28, 2022 07:36 PM IST

    Maharashtra minister Subhash Desai says state cabinet to meet again tomorrow

    There will be state cabinet meeting again, tomorrow, June 29 & time for that will be confirmed by the night. As far as the state government is concerned, everything is normal there: Maharashtra minister & Shiv Sena leader Subhash Desai

  • Jun 28, 2022 06:23 PM IST

    BJP offer to Eknath Shinde: Deputy CM, key cabinet berths

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has offered rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde the same deal it offered Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Ajit Pawar in 2019 – the post of deputy chief minister – if he and his fellow dissenters bring about a change in the Maharashtra government, a senior party leader aware of the discussions said on Wednesday. Read full story

  • Jun 28, 2022 06:13 PM IST

    Maharashtra cabinet meeting concludes

    Maharashtra state cabinet meeting has now concluded. CM Uddhav Thackeray had joined through video conferencing.

  • Jun 28, 2022 04:42 PM IST

    Fadnavis reaches BJP prez JP Nadda's residence in Delhi

  • Jun 28, 2022 04:13 PM IST

    PIL seeks FIR against Uddhav, Aaditya Thackeray and Raut for sedition

    A public interest litigation (PIL) seeking the registration of an FIR against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, minister Aaditya Thackeray and Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut for sedition and breach of public peace was filed in the Bombay High Court on Tuesday amid a standoff between the MVA government and the rebel Sena MLAs.

  • Jun 28, 2022 03:46 PM IST

    Eknath Shinde carrying forward Hindutva honestly: Rebel MLA Suhas Kande

    “We have come to Guwahati, along with Eknath Shinde, out of our own volition. He is carrying forward the Hindutva ideology of Balasaheb Thackeray honestly,” says Suhas Kande, Shiv Sena MLA in Guwahati, Assam.

    “We request the public and Shiv Sainiks to not fall for such rumours and misinformation being spread,”  Kande adds.

  • Jun 28, 2022 03:44 PM IST

    ‘Tired of conspiracies’: Sena's Uday Samant on why he joined Shinde camp

    “I have come to Guwahati because I'm tired of the conspiracies of people who are trying to weaken Shiv Sena for the past few days. Congress-NCP constituents tried to prevent Sambhaji Chhatrapati from getting elected in Rajya Sabha polls,” says rebel Shiv Sena leader Uday Samant.

    “That's why I have decided to go with Eknath Shinde, who's promoting Balasaheb Thackeray's Hindutva. Anyway, I'm still in Shiv Sena and people of Konkan should not misunderstand the ordinary Shiv Sainiks,” he adds.

  • Jun 28, 2022 03:22 PM IST

    Uddhav Thackeray appeals to rebel MLAs in Guwahati to ‘come and discuss issues’

    Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray appealed to his legislators in Guwahati to come and discuss the issues. Thackeray in a statement said that he respects the feelings of the legislators. He said, all can sit together and find a way out, adding that they would not get respect they got in Shiv Sena.

  • Jun 28, 2022 02:22 PM IST

    50 MLAs are with us: Eknath Shinde's latest ammo in Maha turmoil

    “50 MLAs are with us,” claims rebel camp leader Eknath Shinde, who has been lobbying in Guwahati, Assam, for the past one week. Read full story

  • Jun 28, 2022 02:13 PM IST

    Maharashtra cabinet meeting to take place at 5 pm: CMO

    Maharashtra cabinet meeting will now happen at 5pm, says chief minister's office.

  • Jun 28, 2022 02:07 PM IST

    Devendra Fadnavis arrives in Delhi

    BJP leader and former Maharashtra chief minister, Devendra Fadnavis, arrives in Delhi.

  • Jun 28, 2022 01:54 PM IST

    No MLA came to Guwahati for ‘selfish’ reasons, says Shinde

    They are saying that some number of legislators are in touch with them. They must give names and then we will clarify. This a plot to defame us, all 50 people here have come of their will and are happy. They are not here by force or for their selfish reasons. We are all here to take the idea of Hindutva : Eknath Shinde

  • Jun 28, 2022 01:42 PM IST

    Rebel camp leader Eknath Shinde to arrive in Mumbai ‘soon’

    Eknath Shinde, who is leading the rebellion against Sena supremo and Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, says in a press conference in Guwahati rebels would come to Mumbai ‘soon’.

  • Jun 28, 2022 01:13 PM IST

    Uddhav Thackeray to hold meet at 2:30pm: CMO

    Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray calls for meet at 2:30pm, reports ANI, citing chief minister's office (CMO).

  • Jun 28, 2022 01:05 PM IST

    ‘Waiting for MVA to say it lacks numbers’

    “We don't need to prove the majority as of now. We are waiting for MVA to declare that they don't have the numbers,” says Maharashtra BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar.

  • Jun 28, 2022 12:32 PM IST

    Poster calling dissident MLAs ‘Gaddars’ comes up in Guwahati

    A poster that describes rebel MLAs as ‘Gaddars’ (traitors) put up by Rashtravadi Yuvak Congress in Guwahati.

  • Jun 28, 2022 12:05 PM IST

    Rebel legislators won't return to Mumbai before July 5: Report

    Rebel Sena MLAs are likely to stay for more days at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati and are unlikely to return to Mumbai before July 5, reports ANI.

  • Jun 28, 2022 11:44 AM IST

    Raut's lawyer arrives at ED office in Mumbai

    Sanjay Raut's lawyer arrives at ED office in Mumbai to seek more time for his client to appear. The senior Sena MP was summoned for today.

  • Jun 28, 2022 11:17 AM IST

    Shinde faction to take ‘important’ decision today: Report

    Eknath Shinde-led rebel faction to hold a meeting in noon to chart further course of action, ‘important’ decision expected to be made, reports ANI.

  • Jun 28, 2022 10:36 AM IST

    Rebels can rest in Guwahati till July 11, says Raut

    Supreme Court's order means dissidents can rest in Guwahati till then, says Sanjay Raut on apex court extending till July 11 deadline for 16 rebels to respond to Maharashtra deputy speaker's disqualification notices against them.

  • Jun 28, 2022 09:19 AM IST

    Governor writes to state govt on letter by LoP Darekar

    Bharat Singh Koshyari writes to Uddhav Thackeray-led govt over letter by Pravin Darekar, LoP in legislative council, in which the BJP leader complained to the governor that the MVA govt was ‘hurriedly clearing files’ and ‘issuing govt resolutions’.

  • Jun 28, 2022 08:28 AM IST

    Raut takes fresh dig at Sena rebels

    In a veiled dig at rebel faction, Raut again describes them as ‘living corpses’.

  • Jun 28, 2022 08:03 AM IST

    ED to question Sanjay Raut today

    The agency will question the Rajya Sabha MP in an alleged money laundering case linked to the redevelopment of Patra Chawl in Mumbai’s Goregaon area and financial transactions purportedly involving his wife, Varsha Raut.

  • Jun 28, 2022 07:43 AM IST

    Rebel camp gets relief from Supreme Court

    On Monday, the Shinde-led faction was granted time till July 12 to explain to the assembly deputy speaker, Narhari Zirwal, why they shouldn't be disqualified.


38-hour block for Panvel station. Check impact on Mumbai local train services

Published on Sep 28, 2023 07:11 PM IST

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The block will impact the local train services on the Harbour Line. (HT FILE)

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Amended IT rules offer remedy to victims of fake news: Centre to HC

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Ajit faction names Sameer Bhujbal as city unit chief

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