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Maharashtra crisis LIVE| 'Ready to quit if you think I'm useless': CM Thackeray to rebels

  • Maharashtra Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday alleged that the BJP is behind the political instability in the state and said that the alliance is extending its support to chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. Shiv Sena workers gather outside CM's house 'Matoshree'.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray during an address on Friday, June 24, 2022. (ANI Photo)
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Updated on Jun 24, 2022 11:31 PM IST
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Maharashtra Political Crisis LIVE Updates | June 24: Battling the political crisis faced by the party-led MVA government in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena faction led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has filed a petition before the Deputy Speaker of the state assembly seeking the cancellation of membership of 12 rebel MLAs including Eknath Shinde for "not attending" legislative party meeting held on Wednesday. Shiv Sena's Chief Whip, Sunil Prabhu had issued a letter to party MLAs, asking them to be present in the meeting.

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Meanwhile rebel Shiv Sena MLAs, who are camping in Guwahati, on Thursday sent a letter to Maharashtra Assembly's Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal stating that Eknath Shinde will remain their group leader in legislature. It also informed that Sena MLA Bharat Gogawale has been appointed as chief whip of the legislature party in place of Sunil Prabhu.

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As per news agency ANI, Shinde now has the support of 44 MLAs in total, out of which 37 are from Shiv Sena and 7 are Independents.

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  • Jun 24, 2022 10:55 PM IST

    ‘Ready to quit party’: CM Thackeray to rebel MLAs

    In yet another emotional address to the rebel Shiv Sena MLAs, party boss and Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said that he is “ready to quit the party” if they think he is “useless” and “incapable”. “If you think I'm useless and incapable of running the party, tell me. I'm ready to separate myself from the party, you can tell me. You respected me so far because Balasaheb said so. If you say I am incapable, then I am ready to quit the party right at this moment,” he was quoted as saying by ANI. Read more

  • Jun 24, 2022 10:50 PM IST

    Maharashtra Dy speaker likely to send notices to 16 Sena rebel MLAs

    Maharashtra deputy speaker Narhari Zirwal is expected to send notices to 16 Shiv Sena rebel MLAs tomorrow for a hearing on the petition filed by the party for their disqualification, news agency ANI reported. The hearing may take place on Monday (June 27).

  • Jun 24, 2022 08:33 PM IST

    Sharad Pawar leaves ‘Matoshree’ after meeting with CM Thackeray

    NCP president Sharad Pawar was pictured leaving Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray's family residence ‘Matoshree’ after meeting him for a vital meeting on Friday.

  • Jun 24, 2022 07:57 PM IST

    Shiv Sena's national executive committee to meet tomorrow at 1pm; CM to join virtually

    Shiv Sena has called a meeting of the party's national executive committee at the Sena Bhavan in Mumbai at 1pm tomorrow. CM and party boss Uddhav Thackeray will join via video conferencing.

  • Jun 24, 2022 07:25 PM IST

    Shiv Sena workers chant ‘Shiv Sena Zindabad’ outside CM's house

    As the meeting between Shiv Sena supremo and Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and NCP leaders is underway at his house ‘Matoshree’, the party's workers gathered in large numbers outside the venue. They chanted: 'Zindabad, Zindabad. Shiv Sena Zindabad".

  • Jun 24, 2022 06:41 PM IST

    Police in Maharashtra on high alert amid political turmoil

    All police stations in Maharashtra on high alert, especially those in Mumbai, said state police. Some Shiv Sainiks have been seen in a video resorting to violence by destroying the hoarding of a rebel MLA amid the political scenario in the state.

  • Jun 24, 2022 05:15 PM IST

    ‘Rebel MLAs want to break party’: CM Thackeray to Sena workers

    Shiv Sena supremo and Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on Friday gave an emotional address to his party workers, saying the rebel MLAs headed by Eknath Shinde wants to break the party. He added that he did “everything” for Shinde's son, and yet the latter is targeting his son - Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray. Read more.

  • Jun 24, 2022 04:52 PM IST

    ‘Will fight and win’: Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi on impasse

    Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi said on Friday that they are “Shiv Sainiks” and will fight and “win”. “What they (Rebel MLAs) are doing is not legal&politically not feasible. It's not happening for the first time with Shiv Sena. Earlier also it had happened but all in vain.This time also it'll not succeed,” she was quoted as saying by ANI.

  • Jun 24, 2022 04:21 PM IST

    CM Thackeray to meet NCP leaders led by Sharad Pawar at 6.30pm

    Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to meet a group of NCP leaders headed by party supremo Sharad Pawar at 6.30pm today at the former's family residence ‘Matoshree’, said deputy CM and NCP leader Ajit Pawar. “Our stand is clear, we are supporting Uddhav Thackeray and make attempts to save the MVA government,” Ajit Pawar added. Read more.

  • Jun 24, 2022 03:12 PM IST

    ‘Not given up will to fight’: CM Thackeray on Maha crisis

    At a party meet with Shiv Sena district chiefs and Taluka heads, party boss and Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said that he might have vacated the official residence ‘Varsha’, but he has not “given up the will to fight”. He added that the Sena needs to rebuild and start afresh. Read more.

  • Jun 24, 2022 03:04 PM IST

    Hoardings seen in Mumbai supporting both CM, Shinde

    Hoadings supporting rebel Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra minister Eknath Shinde in Navi Mumbai. (Photos Bachchan Kumar/HT)
    Hoadings supporting rebel Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra minister Eknath Shinde in Navi Mumbai. (Photos Bachchan Kumar/HT)

    Hoardings spotted in Navi Mumbai for the first time supporting both rebel leader Eknath Shinde and his Shiv Sena boss and Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray.

  • Jun 24, 2022 02:35 PM IST

    Sena MP Sanjay Raut's new warning to rebels

    Shiv Sena MP and party spokesperson Sanjay Raut on Friday said that they are exploring not just the “legal route” but also other options in their fight against rebel MLAs, who are currently camping at a five-star hotel in BJP-ruled Guwahati, Assam. “We will not surrender; we will win in the floor of the house and if the battle comes to the road, we will win there as well. Whoever wants to face us should come to Mumbai,” he said, after meeting with NCP boss Sharad Pawar. Read more.

  • Jun 24, 2022 01:53 PM IST

    Rebel Eknath Shinde’s posters egged, smirked with ink by angry Sena workers

    In a latest protest against Shinde, several Shiv Sainiks on Friday were seen throwing ink and eggs on his poster in Nashik. In a video shared by news agency ANI, the supporters of Shiv Sena faction led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray can be heard raising slogans against the rebel leader: “Eknath Shinde hae hae!”

     

  • Jun 24, 2022 12:54 PM IST

    Sena to seek disqualification for 4 more MLAs

    The Shiv Sena may seek disqualification 4 more rebel MLAs, sources say. Previously the Shiv Sena faction led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has filed a petition before the Deputy Speaker of the state assembly seeking the cancellation of membership of 12 rebel MLAs including Eknath Shinde for "not attending" legislative party meeting held on Wednesday.

  • Jun 24, 2022 12:42 PM IST

    BJP min writes to Maha Guv: ‘This is misuse of public money’

    Praveen Darekar, leader of opposition in the state legislative council, writes to Governor B.S. Koshyari requesting him to stay decisions taken by the MVA government over the past few days (since Shinde launched his rebellion) for allocation of funds and transfers. "This is not correct in the present circumstances and instability... This involves misuse of public money," he said.

  • Jun 24, 2022 12:28 PM IST

    All leaders of NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena are in touch: Raut

    'CM Uddhav Thackeray and Sharad Pawar ji are in constant touch. All leaders of NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena are in touch with each other," says Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut.

  • Jun 24, 2022 12:21 PM IST

    'We gave them a chance...': Sanjay Raut on Sena rebels

    Sena MP Raut - leading his party's fight against Eknath Shinde and his breakaway faction, told reporters he is confident his party can still win a floor test. "We will win on the floor of the House, we won't give up. They (the rebel MLAs) have taken a very wrong step. We gave them a chance to return to Mumbai... now we challenge them," he was quoted by news agency ANI.

  • Jun 24, 2022 12:03 PM IST

    Eknath Shinde-led rebel Shiv Sena faction to meet today

    The faction now has the required 37 legislators needed to split the party without attracting disqualification under the anti-defection law.
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  • Jun 24, 2022 12:00 PM IST

    Uddhav Thackeray's time is up: Ramdas Athawale

    “Uddhav Thackeray's time is up. Most MLAs will go with Eknath Shinde (rebel Shiv Sena MLA) and he will form government with BJP,” Dr. Ramdas Athawale, MoS and President, Republican Party of India told ANI.

  • Jun 24, 2022 11:01 AM IST

    Sanjay Bhosale, deputy district chief of Shiv Sena from Satara, was arrested by Guwahati police. He was there to urge rebel Shinde to return to 'Matoshree'

  • Jun 24, 2022 10:56 AM IST

    ‘BJP just in wait and watch mode,’ say Raosaheb Patil Danve

    “No Central minister is giving threats. BJP is not trying to destabilise the government. This is an internal matter of the Shiv Sena. BJP is only in wait & watch position,” says MoS Railways and BJP leader Raosaheb Patil Danve on Maharashtra political crisis.

  • Jun 24, 2022 10:33 AM IST

    Shiv Sena leader who went to Guwahati to urge rebel MLAs to come back to Maha arrest by police

    Guwahati Police has detained Sanjay Bhosale, deputy district chief of Shiv Sena from Maharashtra's Satara, who was present near Radisson Blu hotel to urge party MLAs lodged at the hotel to return to Maharashtra. “This is a sensitive area. Action will be taken as per law,” say police as per news agency ANI.

  • Jun 24, 2022 10:21 AM IST

    Rebel MLA after explosive letter to Uddhav: 'Cong, NCP trying to eliminate Sena'

    Rebel Shiv Sena MLA from Aurangabad, Sanjay Shirsat, claimed that the party MLAs had informed the Maharashtra chief minister that the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party were "trying to eliminate Sena".

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  • Jun 24, 2022 10:13 AM IST

    BJP has nothing to do what's happening, says state party chief

    BJP has nothing to do with what is happening in Maharashtra, says state BJP chief Chandrakant Patil on rebelllion in Shiv Sena.

  • Jun 24, 2022 10:13 AM IST

    ‘Either through law or on the roads’: Sanjay Raut's message to rebel Shinde 

    "Eknath Shinde faction that's challenging us must realise that Shiv Sena workers are yet to come on the roads. Such battles are fought either through law or on the roads. If need be then our workers would come on the roads," says Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut.

  • Jun 24, 2022 09:45 AM IST

    CM Uddhav to chair crucial meet at 12 pm today, reports ANI

    Amid ongoing political crisis, Shiv Sena has called a meeting of the party's district presidents. The meet will be chaired by CM Uddhav Thackeray and take place at Shiv Sena Bhawan in Mumbai at 12 pm today, reports news agency ANI.

  • Jun 24, 2022 09:43 AM IST

    It's a legal battle now: Sanjay Raut

    “It's a legal battle now. There have been various supreme court judgements on this issue,” says Sena MP Sanjay Raut

  • Jun 24, 2022 09:41 AM IST

    Sanjay Raut slams BJP: ‘Use of such language…’

    "A central minister of the BJP has said that if attempts are made to save MVA govt, then Sharad Pawar will not be allowed to go home. Whether or not the MVA govt survives, use of such language for Sharad Pawar is not acceptable," tweets Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut.

    Read more

  • Jun 24, 2022 08:39 AM IST

    Number of MLAs in Shinde camp may rise to 50 today, reports ANI quoting sources

    Maharashtra political crisis | “The strength of Shiv Sena MLAs in the Eknath Shinde camp is expected to cross 50 as more MLAs are likely to reach Guwahati today,” news agency ANI reported quoting its sources.

  • Jun 24, 2022 07:48 AM IST

    “Numerous times the MLAs sought time from Uddhav ji but…,” says rebel MLA

    "Many times in the past MLAs informed Uddhav ji 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," Rebel Shiv Sena MLA Sanjay Shirsat quoted as saying in Guwahati by news agency ANI.

  • Jun 24, 2022 07:36 AM IST

    Kharge slams BJP for Maha political crisis: "Utterly disgraceful"

    Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday slaamed the BJP for “destabilizing a stable Govt” in Maharashtra. 

    In a tweet, Kharge wrote: “Destabilizing democratically elected state Govts has become a habit for the BJP. From Karnataka, MP, Goa, Manipur, Arunachal, to Puducherry, this undemocratic poaching and horse trading of MLAs is utterly disgraceful!”

  • Jun 24, 2022 07:33 AM IST

    Will Maharashtra see floor test? Shinde vs ruling coalition intensifies: Top 10

    Shiv Sena seems to be leaning towards a blow hot, blow cold approach. While a disqualification has been sought for the rebels, Sena spokesperson and MP Sanjay Raut had given a 24-hour deadline to the legislators, apparently giving a call-to-action for “real Shiv Sainiks”.

    Here are top ten developments on the Maharashtra political crisis

  • Jun 24, 2022 06:07 AM IST

    BJP trying to topple Maha govt to ensure requisite votes for presidential polls: Mamata

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday flayed the BJP for trying to “topple” the Shiv Sena-led government in Maharashtra in an “unethical and unconstitutional” manner, claiming that the motive behind the act is to secure requisite votes for the upcoming presidential polls.

    "The BJP government is bulldozing democracy. I feel very sad, and it is unfortunate that it is demolishing the federal structure of this country. It is attempting to topple the Maharashtra government in an unethical and unconstitutional manner," Banerjee told reporters as per news agency PTI.

  • Jun 24, 2022 05:49 AM IST

    You cannot scare us by disqualification: Eknath Shinde

    "You cannot scare us by giving the names of 12 MLAs for disqualification because we are followers of the Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray. We know the law, so we do not pay heed to threats," tweets rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde as the Shiv Sena faction led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray filed a petition before the Deputy Speaker of the state assembly seeking the cancellation of membership of 12 rebel MLAs including Eknath Shinde for "not attending" legislative party meeting held on Wednesday.

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