I'm accused of whatever I did for my son, his (Eknath Shinde) son became MP of Shiv Sena twice. Those who have to go, can go. I'll raise Shiv Sena again. When you Shiv Sainiks are with me, I don't care about anything else, you're Balasaheb's Shiv Sainiks, you're my glory: Maha CM pic.twitter.com/agsfVXbmLi— ANI (@ANI) June 24, 2022
"BJP, that defamed our party, my family, is the one you are talking about going with. Such a question doesn't even arise. If MLAs want to go there they can, all of them can. I won't. If someone wants to go - be it an MLA or someone else - come and tell us and then go," said Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray.
He further said that BJP does not want to share the Hindutva vote back with anyone. "BJP wants Shiv Sena to break," he added.
"If am unfit to be party chief and if you tell me I will step aside. If my own Shiv Sainiks do not believe in me I will step down, Shiv Sena is an ideology, not a private property," said Maharashtra Chief Minister and Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.
"Congress and NCP are supporting us today, Sharad Pawar and Sonia Gandhi have supported us. But our own people have backstabbed us. We gave tickets to people who could not have won and we made them victorious. Those people have backstabbed us today," Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray told party functionaries.
According to sources, Maharashtra Deputy Speaker is likely to send notices to 16 Shiv Sena rebels for hearing on the petition filed by the Uddhav's Sena party for their suspension on Saturday.
Sources also indicate that the hearing may start on Monday. For the hearing, the rebels will have to personally come.
These MLAs are Chimanrao Patil, Balaji Kalyankar, Sanjay Raimulkar, Ramesh Bornare, Eknath Shinde, Mahesh Shinde, Abdul Sattar, Sandipanrao Bhumre, Bharatshet Gogawale, Sanjay Shirsat, Yamini Jadhav, Lata Sonawane, Anil Bhabhar, Tanaji Sawant, Balaji Kinikar and Prakash Surve.
The meeting between Shiv Sena MPs (Anil Desai and Arvind Sawant) and Uddhav Thackeray is still underway. Meanwhile, Sanjay Raut has left Matoshree.
Stating that Monsoon and politics have uncertainty as a common factor, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said that even though politics would go on the Government should not stop and the administration needs to concentrate on daily issues of common people. Thackeray held a review meeting with divisional commissioners, collectors, Commissioners of municipal Corporations, various departments of Mantralaya. Reviewing Corona situation, Kharif sowing, availability of fertilizers he directed to prepare for disaster management, preparations for annual Pandharpur pilgrimage and asked officials to rush to him in case of important work.
According to sources, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena is likely to remove Eknath Shinde, Ramdas Kadam (his MLA son Yogesh Kadam has become a rebel) and other such dicey names from the working committee list of the party.
The new working committee is likely to be formed, and a decision is expected tomorrow at the working committee meeting, sources said.
This will be done to ensure the party or the symbol doesn't go to Eknath Shinde camp. After the new working committee is made, it will notified to the Election Commission.
In a meeting of Shiv Sena's rebel MLAs, they have planned to take a resolution to oust Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal.
Action is being taken to prepare for the Motion with the signature of 46 MLAs of the rebel group, sources inform.
"Aaditya is a young leader. He should think, people have worked for Shiv Sena for a long time. I have implemented Balasaheb's dream in Konkan," Deepak Kesarkar, Shinde camp MLA, tells Republic on 'BJP bought rebels' claim
Shiv Sena MLA Bhaskar Jadhav on Friday asked party leader Sanjay Raut to communicate with the rebel legislators instead of "challenging" them.
Banners across Dadar of Sena rebel MLA Sada Sarvankar have been removed by Shivsainiks. Sada Sarvankar represents the Dadar constituency.
Maharashtra Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni has been called by Assembly Secretariat to seek legal opinion on the current political crisis which includes the disqualification of 16 rebel MLAs, as pleaded by Shiv Sena.
A high-level meeting is taking place in Matoshree between Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Sanjay Raut. The meeting is also attended by party MPs and contractors.
The meeting between NCP and Shiv Sena has concluded. Sharad Pawar and senior NCP leaders have Uddhav Thackeray's Matoshree residence.
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis to meet party allies starting from Saturday. RPI (Athawale) chief Ramdas Athawale to meet Fadnavis at his bungalow tomorrow at 11 am.
After two pro-BJP independent legislators wrote to Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal objecting to the proposed suspension of rebel MLAs, the Eknath Shinde camp has decided to move a resolution against Deputy Speaker.
Amid the political drama in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena has called a meeting of Mumbai corporators at 8 pm. Earlier, he had asked them to focus on BMC elections. Uddhav Thackeray and Aaditya Thackeray will attend the meeting virtually.
Amid the rebellion in Shiv Seva, a major meeting is taking place in Matoshree, the personal residence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. The party is exploring all options, including Uddhav's resignation as CM and BMC elections. MPs and corporators are also present inside Matoshree.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut arrives at Matoshree, the personal residence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
According to reports, Sharad Pawar has suggested Uddhav Thackeray to quit as numbers are not in favour of MVA government.
With the crisis in Maharashtra politics constantly deepening, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Friday alleged that the BJP, in its attempt to make India "Opposition-free", is using "all resources and muscle power" to "oust" Uddhav Thackeray from power even since he assumed the office of the Chief Minister in Maharashtra.
However, Chowdhury said that the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in the state is "gradually earning the trust" of the people.
Speaking to ANI, the Congress leader said, "From the day Uddhav Thackeray took over as Maharashtra CM, BJP is using all its resources, and muscle power, with a single objective to oust him from power."
Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena has called for a meeting on Saturday at 1 pm of All Sena National Executives in Sena Bhavan, Mumbai.
According to sources, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar could suggest Uddhav Thackeray to quit as Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
"We have the constitutional right to form our own group and we must get recognition for that. No question of merging with anyone. This is related to Legislative Assembly, for us to be recognised as separate group and we hope Deputy Speaker will do at earliest, " rebel MLA Deepak Kesarkar said.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar reaches Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's residence `Matoshree' amid rebellion in Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) ally Shiv Sena.
Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Friday took a dig at Uddhav Thackeray's faction. Posters asking 'How does it feel?' have been put up by MNS.
All Police stations in Maharashtra, especially those in Mumbai, have been ordered to remain on high alert. Police received info that Shiv Sainiks can take to the streets in large numbers. To ensure that peace prevails, Police have been asked to remain alert: Maharashtra Police pic.twitter.com/V8QGL0NRYR— ANI (@ANI) June 24, 2022
Eknath Shinde on Friday consulted with prominent legal experts in Assam as the Uddhav Thackeray faction seeks disqualification of 16 rebel MLAs.