Maharashtra crisis LIVE: Sena leaders hold meetings in seats of rebel MLAs in Aurangabad

Maharashtra political crisis LIVE: The Shiv Sena faced a major embarrassment on Sunday after higher and technical education minister Uday Samant joined the Eknath Shinde faction. 
A large number of Shiv Sena supporters participate in a rally to express their support to Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray amid political crisis in Nashik. 
A large number of Shiv Sena supporters participate in a rally to express their support to Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray amid political crisis in Nashik. (Ravindra Rajput/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 27, 2022 11:36 PM IST
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The political crisis in Maharashtra has entered the second week with the group of rebel Shiv Sena MLAs, led by Eknath Shinde, securing a hearing of the Supreme Court on Monday against the disqualification notices issued to them by the deputy speaker of the Maharashtra assembly Narhari Zirwal.

The hearing has started. 

In his plea filed in the apex court, Shinde said the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance in Maharashtra has lost the majority in the house as 38 of the members of the Shiv Sena have withdrawn their support thus bringing it below the majority in the house.

Moments before the hearing commenced, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray re-allocated the portfolios held by rebel Eknath Shinde and another rebel Sena minister Uday Samant, according to the chief minister's office (CMO).

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    BJP meets at Fadnavis home, SC relief for rebels: All you need to know

    The turmoil in Maharashtra's politics continued to hog national headlines as the Uddhav Thackeray-led government in the state struggled to nip the rebellion with reports of more leaders making a switch to the rebel camp led by disgruntled leader Eknath Shinde continued to pour in. Read full story

  • Jun 27, 2022 11:00 PM IST

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    "Sanjay Raut is NCP's blue-eyed boy. You may succeed in distancing Shiv Sena from BJP but if you are trying to distance Shiv Sena from Hindutva, how do you expect us to tolerate it," asks rebel Shiv Sena MLA Deepak Kesarkar.

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    “The speaker has rights in the Assembly. He has the power if anyone goes against the whip in the legislature. It does not apply to anyone not coming for any meeting. The 'tughlaqi farman' (the disqualification notice) was issued (by him) under pressure and the court has shown that today,” Shinde, the MP from Kalyan, was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

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    The supports of Eknath Shinde and and some Shiv Sena workers came face to face with each other in Kolhapur district on Monday. However, the police intervened to avert a clash between the two groups, a senior police official told news agency PTI. 

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    “Deputy speaker has no authority to deal with disqualification when..”: Shinde's lawyer tells Supreme Court

    Senior advocate Neeraj Kaul told the apex court on Monday that deputy speaker Narhari Zirwal had no authority to deal with disqualification when his own status is doubtful. 

    "Whenever the assembly convenes, removal motion against the deputy speaker has to be the first matter," Kaul added. 

  • Jun 27, 2022 01:52 PM IST

    'Threats to us and our families make it non-conducive to pursue cases in Mumbai': Shinde's lawyer tells SC

    Senior advocate Neeraj Kaul, appearing for Ekhnath Shinde, told the Supreme Court that threats to rebel Sena MLAs and their families make it non-conducive to pursue cases in Mumbai. 

  • Jun 27, 2022 01:47 PM IST

    SC asks why Shinde and others didn't approach Bombay high court first 

    The Supreme Court on Monday asked why didn't Eknath Shinde and others approach the Bombay high court first regarding the hearing in the disqualification notices issued to the rebel Sena MLAs. 

  • Jun 27, 2022 01:45 PM IST

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    The Supreme Court hearing against disqualification notices issued to rebel Sena MLAs has started. 

  • Jun 27, 2022 01:24 PM IST

    Uddhav Thackreray re-allocates portfolios held by rebel ministers Eknath Shinde, Uday Samant

    Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday re-allocated the portfolios held by rebel Shiv Sena ministers Eknath Shinde and Uday Samant, according to the chief minister's office (CMO). 

  • Jun 27, 2022 12:46 PM IST

    Supporters of Eknath Shinde gather outside his residence in Thane

    Supporters of Eknath Shinde gather outside his residence in Thane. (ANI)
    Supporters of Eknath Shinde gather outside his residence in Thane. (ANI)

    Supporters of rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde gathered outside his Thane residence on Monday. 

  • Jun 27, 2022 12:26 PM IST

    MVA lost majority in assembly: Eknath Shinde says in Supreme Court

    Eknath Shinde in his plea filed in the Supreme Court, said that the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance in Maharashtra has lost the majority in the house as 38 of the members of the Shiv Sena have withdrawn their support thus bringing it below the majority in the house. 

  • Jun 27, 2022 11:53 AM IST

    'Do you not feel any pain when…':Rebel MLA Subhash Sabne slams Sena

    Subhash Sabne, a rebel Shiv Sena MLA, hit out at the party by saying that did it feel any pain sitting in the Cabinet with Chhagan Bhujbal who had arrested Balasaheb Thackeray. 

  • Jun 27, 2022 11:21 AM IST

    PIL filed against Eknath Shinde, rebel Sena MLAs in Bombay HC for neglecting official duties: Report

    A PIL was filed in the Bombay High Court on Monday against Eknath Shinde and other rebel Shiv Sena MLAs for neglecting their official duties and seeking directions to them to resume office. 

  • Jun 27, 2022 10:46 AM IST

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    Sena leader Sanjay Raut said on Monday that he did not want to hurt anyone's sentiments, a day after he called rebel party MLAs in Guwahati as “living corpses”.

    "I will repeat it, "those who stay in a party for 40 years and then run away, their souls are dead, they do not have anything left in them", these are the lines said by Dr Ram Manohar Lohia. I didn't want to hurt anyone's sentiment, I just said the truth," Raut was quoted as saying by ANI. 

  • Jun 27, 2022 10:22 AM IST

    Why will I go to Guwahati?: Sena leader Sunil Raut says he will work for party till last breath

    Amid Shiv Sena leaders defecting to the Eknath Shinde faction, party leader Sunil Raut said that he will continue to work for Sena till his last breath. Calling the rebel MLAs in Guwahati as traitors, Raut said, "Why will I go to Guwahati? I rather go to Goa to see natural beauty. Will I go to Guwahati to see the faces of those traitors?

  • Jun 27, 2022 09:47 AM IST

    Shinde calls a meeting at Guwahati hotel at 2pm to discuss further strategy

  • Jun 27, 2022 09:15 AM IST

    Uddhav asked Eknath Shinde whether he wants to be CM: Aaditya Thackeray

    Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray has said that last month, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray had asked rebel Sena leader Eknath Shinde whether he wants to become the CM. "However, he (Shinde) had sidestepped the issue then. But a month later, on June 20, whatever had to happen, happened," Aaditya told news agency PTI on Sunday.

  • Jun 27, 2022 08:25 AM IST

    Eknath Shinde spoke to MNS chief Raj Thackeray twice

    Rebel Sena MLA Eknath Shinde has spoken to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray over the twice, news agency ANI reported on Monday citing an MNS leader. Shinde enquired about Thackeray's health and also had a discussion with regard to the recent political situation in Maharashtra. 

  • Jun 27, 2022 07:50 AM IST

    Some powerful force backing Eknath Shinde: NCP leader

    NCP leader Eknath Khadse said on Saturday that rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde's rebellion against Uddhav Thackeray was because of some powerful force backing the dissidents.

    "It (rebellion) is an internal issue of the Sena. However, there is surely some powerful force supporting Shinde. He will not take such a bold step without powerful backing. I have not seen such instability in the state in my 40-year career," Khadse told reporters in Thane, news agency PTI reported. 

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