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Maharashtra News Updates: Uddhav Thackeray Reaches Matoshree After Vacating CM House

In a massive political development in Maharashtra, senior Minister Eknath Shinde and multiple other Shiv Sena MLAs rebelled against the party over its stance on Hindutva and its alliance with Congress and NCP. While they were initially holed up in a 5-star hotel at Surat, they moved to Guwahati on Wednesday morning. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray will chair a key meeting of the Cabinet today.

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23:04 IST, June 22nd 2022
2 Chartered flights booked to take MLAs to Guwahati: Sources

Two charter flights have been booked for Guwahati to take MLAs who have decided to side with Eknath Shinde and company, say sources. 

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22:32 IST, June 22nd 2022
Thackeray family reaches Matoshree

 

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22:31 IST, June 22nd 2022
37 MLAs needed to get exemption from anti-defection law; rebels 36 in number

Two-third of 55, i.e., 37 MLAs are needed to get an exemption against the anti-defection law. At present, 34 MLAs, including Eknath Shinde are there. Three more- Gulabarao Patil, Yogesh Kadam, and Mangesh Kudalkar--will join, taking the number to 36, one short of the set number to get exemption from the law. 

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22:18 IST, June 22nd 2022
One more Sena MLA to leave from Mumbai to Guwahati: Sources

One more Sena MLA to leave from Mumbai to Guwahati. Sena MLA Mangesh Kuldalkar will reach the Assam city tomorrow morning and join Eknath Shinde and other rebelling MLAs, informed sources. 

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22:04 IST, June 22nd 2022
Uddhav Thackeray's loyalist MLAs asked to vacate St Regis Hotel by Shiv Sena

Uddhav Thackeray's loyalist MLAs staying at St Regis Hotel in Mumbai were asked to leave the hotel, and go home, Republic learned through sources in the Shiv Sena. 

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21:52 IST, June 22nd 2022
Uddhav Thackeray waves to cameras as he exits Varsha Bungalow

The Thackeray family packed their bags and left the CM's official residence the Varsha Bungalow. While leaving, Uddhav Thackeray waved to the cameras. 

 

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21:44 IST, June 22nd 2022
BJP's Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga files complaint against Uddhav Thackery for violating COVID protocols

BJP's Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga has filed a complaint in Mumbai's Malabar Hill Police station against Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray for violating COVID protocols. Complaint accessed. 

 

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21:32 IST, June 22nd 2022
Shiv Sena supporters gather outside CM's residence

As Uddhav Thackeray's suitcase gets loaded from the CM's residence, Shiv Sena supporters gather in large numbers. 

 

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21:24 IST, June 22nd 2022
In Pictures: Luggage being taken out from CM House

Minutes after speculations started doing the rounds that Uddhav Thackeray would be moving to Matoshree, Republic accessed pictures of luggage being taken out from the CM's official residence. 

 

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21:14 IST, June 22nd 2022
Debating NOW: Uddhav In Crisis
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21:03 IST, June 22nd 2022
Maha BJP Vice-President draws attention to AIMIM's Jaleel supporting Uddhav Thackeray

Maharastra BJP Vice President Chitra Kishore Wagh drew attention to AIMIM's Imtiaz Jaleel voicing his support for Uddhav Thackeray. Taking to Twitter, Wagh wrote, "What can be a better testimony of Hindutva thriving in Maharashtra, if AIMIM is supporting Uddhav Thackeray?"

 

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20:44 IST, June 22nd 2022
Sanjay Raut leaves Varsha after meeting Uddhav Thackeray, says 'CM won't resign'

After meeting Uddhav Thackeray at his official residence, Varsha Bungalow, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut left. While Raut was leaving, in a statement to the media, he said, "CM won't resign". 

 

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20:36 IST, June 22nd 2022
Republic accesses exclusive visuals of Shiv Sena rebel minister Eknath Shinde with the MLAs at Radisson Blu, Guwahati 

Republic  accesses exclusive visuals of Shiv Sena rebel minister Eknath Shinde with the MLAs at Radisson Blu, Guwahati 

 

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20:30 IST, June 22nd 2022
Massive drama outside Uddhav Thackeray's residence as he is set to vacate CM bungalow

 Several Shiv Sainiks were seen lining as CM Uddhav Thackeray is set to leave his official residence anytime soon. 

 

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20:20 IST, June 22nd 2022
Eknath Shinde firm on demands, claims 'Shiv Sena did not benefit from MVA alliance'

 

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20:07 IST, June 22nd 2022
Uddhav Thackeray to vacate CM House, head to Matoshree soon: Sources

After meeting with Sharad Pawar, Uddhav Thackeray is planning to vacate his official residence, the Varsha Bungalow in Mumbai soon. From there, he would head to Matoshree, the residence of the Thackerays, informed Sources. 

 

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19:54 IST, June 22nd 2022
BJP on 'wait-and-watch' mode, claims MVA govt will fall on its own

Leaving Devendra Fadnavis' residence after a meeting, the BJP MLAs cleared that they have not spoken to rebel Eknath Shinde. Outlining that there is always an internal tussle going on in the Shiv Sena, BJP's Raosaheb Danve said, " The government will topple on its own...We are on wait-and-watch mode."

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19:49 IST, June 22nd 2022
BJP on 'wait-and-watch' mode, claims MVA govt will fall on its own

Leaving Devendra Fadnavis' residence after a meeting, the BJP MLAs cleared that they have not spoken to rebel Eknath Shinde. Outlining that there is always an internal tussle going on in the Shiv Sena, BJP's Raosaheb Danve said, " The government will topple on its own...We are on wait-and-watch mode."

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19:36 IST, June 22nd 2022
Big scoop: Shinde to reject CM offer, not ready to ally with NCP & Congress

 

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19:32 IST, June 22nd 2022
Pawar- Thackeray meet concludes

The meeting between Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, and party MP Supriya Sule concluded at Varsha Bungalow in Mumbai. COVID-positive Thackeray came out to see off Pawar and Sule and even greeted the media. 

 

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19:29 IST, June 22nd 2022
Maharashtra Congress chief with Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole voiced his support for Chief Minister, and Shiv Sena supremo in a tweet. "Hon'ble Uddhav Thackeray, every activist of the Indian National Congress Party is with you in this anti-constitution and anti-national politics of Bharatiya Janata Party!" he wrote.

 

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19:25 IST, June 22nd 2022
Talks underway on pacifying Shinde: Scoop

Republic learned that at the Varsh Bungalow, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray is discussing with NCP supremo Sharad Pawar ways to pacify Eknath Shinde and other rebellions. Discussions are also taking place about giving Shinde the CM post, and reshuffling the cabinet. 

 

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19:19 IST, June 22nd 2022
Pawar tells Uddhav to make Shinde CM: Sources

Republic learned that NCP supremo Sharad Pawar has urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to give the post to Eknath Shinde. Thackeray may move out of the Chief Minister's official residence soon. 

 

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19:15 IST, June 22nd 2022
Eknath Shinde's supporters hit the streets; call him 'equivalent to God'

Eknath Shinde's supporters hit the streets in Maharashtra's Thane. Speaking to the media, one of the supporters said, "Shinde Saheb is equivalent to God for us...He provided us with hospitals and other neccessities...He never focused on anything other than public service."

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19:01 IST, June 22nd 2022
BJP's Uma Bharti calls Sena 'rotten fruit'

While talking about the political instability that has erupted in Maharashtra, BJP's Uma Bharti called Shiv Sena a 'rotten fruit'. The former Union Minister highlighted that it is not Balasaheb's Shiv Sena and said, "When the alliance of NCP, Shiv Sena, and Congress falls in Maharashtra, the BJP will have to come forward to take care of the people."

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18:54 IST, June 22nd 2022
AIMIM back Uddhav Thackeray for his 'truthfulness' in Facebook Live

After the elaborate Facebook Live, Uddhav Thackeray has found a supporter in AIMIM. MP from the Hyderabad-based party, Imtiaz Jaleel appreciated the 'truthfulness' of the Maharashtra CM. "We may have political/ideological differences with Shiv 
Sena but after hearing Mr Uddhav Thackeray today my respect for him has simply grown. Your politeness gave a tight slap to all the dissenters within your party," Jaleel wrote on Twitter. 

 

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18:48 IST, June 22nd 2022
Key points of Uddhav Thackeray's Facebook live amid crisis

Cornered by his own party men and dwindling numbers, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday conceded his defeat and said that he is 'ready to resign' from his post. Delivering an impassioned address via a Facebook live, Uddhav Thackeray expressed his dismay over his 'own people' turning against him and stated that he is ready to tender his resignation on one condition - that his fellow Shiv Sainiks face him and make the demand in person.

"We were in Opposition to the Congress and NCP for 25-30 years. But I am grateful that both Congress and NCP are supporting me today, they are saying we will stand by you. But it's my own people working with me for ages that are now questioning me. I am ready to resign as the Chief Minister and as the Shiv Sena chief if my own MLAs want it," proclaimed the CM. 

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18:36 IST, June 22nd 2022
Congress in denial of Maharashtra's political turmoil, calls it 'internal issue of Shiv Sena'

On Maharashtra's political turmoil, Congress' KC Venugopal said, "It's an internal issue of Shiv Sena and the party leadership can sort it out easily. The problem is the BJP's attitude of using money and agencies to poach the MLAs. I think Shiv Sena will survive."

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18:28 IST, June 22nd 2022
Top NCP leaders reach CM Uddhav Thackeray's residence post baffling Facebook Live

NCP chief Sharad Pawar and party leaders Supriya Sule and Jitendra Awhad arrived at the residence of Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, in Mumbai after his baffling Facebook Live. 

 

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18:25 IST, June 22nd 2022
Assam's Leader of Opposition opines on Maharashtra MLAs housing in state

With Maharashtra MLAs confined to a hotel in BJP-ruled Assam, the Leader of Opposition in the northeastern state Debabrata Saikia termed the state of affairs as 'unfortunate'. "Leaders are not allowed to come in cotact and talk to the media...Assam never witnessed a situation of this sort before," he said.