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Maharashtra News Updates: Shiv Sena Backs Droupadi Murmu; Congress Cries Foul

The Supreme Court will list a bunch of pleas filed by Shiv Sena pertaining to the political upheaval in Maharashtra after a few days. While the Eknath Shinde camp has moved the SC against the disqualification proceedings against them, the Uddhav Thackeray faction has challenged the formation of the Eknath Shinde-Devendra Fadnavis government and the subsequent proceedings.

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Akhil Oka
Uddhav Thackeray, Eknath Shinde

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22:19 IST, July 12th 2022
NCP reacts on Uddhav Thackeray supporting Draupadi Murmu

NCP's Jayant Patil said, "I don't see any possibility of MVA to go separate from Uddhav Thackrey. No, if Uddhav ji has supported Draupadi Murmu ji then it doesn't mean he is in NDA now. It is history if Shiv Sena that if any Shiv Sainik leaves party then he always comes winning that respective seat. Uddhav Thackrey ji is of soft nature and he will come back with more power. MVA is still intact. Subhash Desai's letter is signaling at making the same person cm again whom once removed and in Maharashtra you will see this happening."

22:03 IST, July 12th 2022
Shiv Sena spokesperson Sheetal Mhatre joins Eknath Shinde camp

In a fresh setback to Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena, party spokesperson and former Mumbai corporator Sheetal Mhatre crossed over to the Chief Minister Eknath Shinde faction on Tuesday.

(Source: PTI)

20:41 IST, July 12th 2022
Heavy rains lash parts of Maharashtra, three dead and 95 evacuated; parts of Mumbai inundated

Meanwhile, heavy rains continued to lash parts of Maharashtra, leading to the death of three persons in related incidents over the past 24 hours and the evacuation of 95 people from flooded places, the state government said on Tuesday.

(Source:  PTI)

17:48 IST, July 12th 2022
Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde extends support to Droupadi Murmu for Presidential elections

"We will fully support Droupadi Murmu for the Presidential elections. All our MLAs will vote for her under the guidance of PM Narendra Modi," said Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde

17:44 IST, July 12th 2022
Shiv Sena will support Droupadi Murmu for Presidential elections: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray

"Shiv Sena will support Droupadi Murmu for Presidential elections," said Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. 


15:25 IST, July 12th 2022
'Shiv Sena has not officially issued any statement declaring support for Droupadi Murmu': NCP

In a press conference, NCP spokesperson Mahesh Tapase said that Shiv Sena (Uddhav Faction) has not officially issued any statement declaring their support for Droupadi Murmu as the presidential candidate. 

He said, "Uddhav ji has not yet officially declared support for Droupadi. There is rebellion in Shiv Sena. NCP and Congress are standing with Uddhav ji. We recognize Uddhav Thackeray faction as the real Shiv Sena."

13:11 IST, July 12th 2022
Many Shiv Sena leaders in touch with us: Eknath Shinde

On whether 12 Lok Sabha MPs will join his faction, Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde remarked, "I don't know yet. But many people, I won't say thousands, which include office-bearers, workers and public representatives are in touch with us. People have faith in the state government because of our position on Balasaheb's ideology and the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance. The Deputy CM has handled the affairs of the state successfully as the CM for 5 years. Many people are in touch with us because they have faith that the state government will ensure the all-round development of the state and give justice to the common man."

12:47 IST, July 12th 2022
High tide in Mumbai

High tide hits Marine Drive in Mumbai amid rainfall. Here are visuals from Gateway of India.


11:56 IST, July 12th 2022
NCP meeting begins

A key meeting of NCP has commenced at the YB Chavan Centre in Mumbai. NCP supremo Sharad Pawar and other key leaders are present in the meeting. 

11:31 IST, July 12th 2022
Sanjay Nirupam takes swipe at Shiv Sena

If Shiv Sena supports Mrs. Draupadi Murmu, will it be a historic decision of the party? Do you know why? Because earlier Balasaheb used to give orders, MPs used to follow them. This time it will happen that the MPs ordered, the party obeyed. This will be the height of the internal democracy of Shiv Sena."


10:48 IST, July 12th 2022
Raj Thackeray postpones convention

MNS chief Raj Thackeray postponed a party convention that he was scheduled to address tomorrow. This decision was taken owing to the incessant rains lashing various parts of Maharashtra.


10:16 IST, July 12th 2022
Shiv Sena decides to support Droupadi Murmu: Sources

In a massive development, sources told Republic TV that Shiv Sena has decided to support NDA's presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu. This decision was taken in a meeting of Sena MPs chaired by party president Uddhav Thackeray on Monday. Thackeray will make an official announcement in this regard very soon. 

09:47 IST, July 12th 2022
IMD's prediction for Maharashtra

As per the India Meteorological Department, Moderate to intense spells of rain is very likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Mumbai, Palghar, Thane, Raigad, and Ghat areas of Pune and Satara, Nanded, Hingoli, Parbhani, Latur during the next 3-4 hours. 

09:34 IST, July 12th 2022
Mumbai's weather forecast

Mumbai Weather forecast for today:

  • Moderate to heavy rain in the city & suburbs. Possibility of very heavy rainfall at isolated places. Occasional gusty winds reaching 40-50 km per hour very likely.

Today’s High Tide: 10.54hrs - 4.47mtr
Low Tide : 16.52 hrs- 1.93 mtr
High Tide: 22.46 hrs – 3.87 mtr

08:56 IST, July 12th 2022
Rain continues to lash parts of Mumbai

Rain continues to lash several parts of Mumbai. 


08:11 IST, July 12th 2022
Shiv Sena workers in Aurangabad pledge loyalty to Uddhav

Shiv Sena workers and office-bearers in Aurangabad have started committing their loyalty to party president Uddhav Thackeray by signing bond papers and getting them notarized. A local leader said on Monday that they launched this drive "spontaneously" in view of the rebellion by Eknath Shinde and other MLAs against the Sena leadership. The Sena workers are pledging their loyalty to Uddhav Thackeray on bond papers, each valued at Rs 100, and getting them notarized.

07:38 IST, July 12th 2022
CM Eknath Shinde chairs meeting in Gadchiroli

A review meeting was held with Chief Minister Eknath Shinde at Gadchiroli District Collector's Office on July 11 regarding the flood situation in Gadchiroli and various measures being taken by the administration. Taking detailed information, appropriate instructions were given by the Chief Minister.


07:16 IST, July 12th 2022
83 rain-related deaths recorded in Maharashtra

As many as 83 people have died in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra between June 1 and  July 10, the state disaster management authority said in a report on Monday. The report said 164 animals, too, have perished during the same period in rain-related incidents. Nashik district in North Maharashtra recorded the maximum deaths at 12 followed by Nagpur (four). These deaths were caused by incidents like floods, lightning strikes, landslides, falling of trees and collapse of structures, among others, it said.

Chandrapur, Parbhani, Osmanabad, Hingoli, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Sangli, Solapur, Raigad, Thane and Mumbai did not record any fatality since the beginning of the monsoon last month, the report said. Several parts of the state, including Mumbai and its adjoining areas, witnessed heavy rainfall between June 1 and July 10.

07:01 IST, July 12th 2022
Rebel Shiv Sena MLA resigns from post

Rebel Shiv Sena MLA Sada Sarvankar tendered his resignation from the post of Department head (Vibhaag Pramukh). Along with Sarvankar, other Shiv Sainiks resigned from their post as Branch heads (Shakha Pramukh). Their resignation was sent to Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.


21:57 IST, July 11th 2022
IMD issues warning for heavy to very heavy rainfall in parts of Maharashtra

The Indian Metrological Department issued a red alert for Kolhapur, Palghar, Nashik, Pune, and Ratnagiri districts for heavy rains till July 14. An orange alert has been issued for Mumbai for the next 3 days. 

21:31 IST, July 11th 2022
One held by Mumbai Police for threatening Mumbai girl for posting in favour of Nupur Sharma

Mumbai police arrested a person accused of threatening a Mumbai girl who posted in favour of Nupur Sharma from Budgam in J&K. He was produced in court today. 

20:39 IST, July 11th 2022
Supreme Court hearing on OBC quota in local bodies scheduled for July 12

With the Supreme Court hearing on OBC quota in local bodies scheduled for July 12 (Tuesday), the five-member commission handed over its report to Chief Secretary Manukumar Shrivastava on Saturday. All political parties in the state have opposed conducting the polls on August 18 without the OBC quota.

19:52 IST, July 11th 2022
Shiv Sena formally claims the Leader of Opposition post in the Maharashtra Legislative Council

The Shiv Sena formally claimed the Leader of Opposition post in the Maharashtra Legislative Council, said sources on Monday.
"Two days ago, a meeting of all the Legislative Council members of Shiv Sena was held under the leadership of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. We had unanimously decided that Uddhav Thackeray has all the rights to appoint the party's chief whip. Today we had come to meet the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Council Neelam Tai Gorhe in the same regard," Shiv Sena's Legislative Council member Manisha Kayande said.

19:34 IST, July 11th 2022
CM Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis inspected the flood situation

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis inspected the flood situation on the Wainganga river bridge in Armori taluka of Gadchiroli district. DM Sanjay Meena and Superintendent of Police Ankit Goyal briefed about the water level and measures.


19:21 IST, July 11th 2022
Sena chief Thackeray writes to 15 MLAs backing him, lauds them for loyalty towards party

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray has written a letter to 15 MLAs who continue to back him despite a rebellion in the party,  lauding them for their "loyalty" towards the 56-year-old organisation and not falling prey to any inducements or threats to switch sides.

In the letter dated July 6, Thackeray, who resigned as the chief minister of Maharashtra late last month following the rebellion,  said Sena founder late Bal Thackeray had always preached loyalty towards the party and that legislators who stayed back with him followed his teachings.

As a Shiv Sena MLA, you diligently followed his (Bal Thackeray's) teachings of loyalty. You did not fall prey to threats or inducements and remained loyal to the Shiv Sena. Maharashtra is proud of your stand and this will also strengthen the party, the letter said.

18:18 IST, July 11th 2022
Shiv Sena MP Gajanan Kirtika confirms Uddhav Thackeray to decide on support to Droupadi Murmu in Presidential elections

Gajanan Kirtikar, Shiv Sena MP, in a brief conversation with the media after the party meeting, said, "Droupadi Murmu is an NDA candidate but she belongs to the tribal community and is a woman. We should give her our support - this was the demand by all MPs (of the party). Uddhav Ji told us that he will tell us his decision in a day or two."

18:00 IST, July 11th 2022
Shiv Sena MPs urge Uddhav to support Draupadi Murmu in Presidential elections

Republic learnt from sources that the 10 of the 22 Shiv Sena MPs who met supremo Uddhav Thackeray have demanded that the party supports Draupadi Murmu, the NDA candidate, in the Presidential elections scheduled for July 18. 

17:55 IST, July 11th 2022
Maharashtra Deputy CM Fadnavis shares glimpses of his visit to Nagapur with CM Shinde


17:20 IST, July 11th 2022
With Uddhav's plea still pending in SC, Shinde & Fadnavis continue with work in Maharashtra

"To review the flood situation, along with CM Eknath Shinde, we have left from Mumbai, for visiting Gadchiroli district," tweets Maharashtra's Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis.


16:20 IST, July 11th 2022
'We were ready to come back if the decision to leave NCP-Congress would've been made': Shinde camp

Deepak Kesarkar, the spokesperson of the breakaway faction of Shiv Sena, said that the rebel MLAs were ready to come back if the decision to leave NCP-Congress would've been made. Everyone in the party, including the MPs wanted an alliance with the BJP,' he said on a day, Uddhav Thackeray received another jolt as only 10 of 22 Shiv Sena parliamentarians attended the meeting called by him.