Maharashtra chief minister and Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday left his official residence Varsha and moved again to household residence Matoshree in suburban Bandra hours after he broke his silence on the most recent political disaster following a revolt by disgruntled Shiv Sena chief Eknath Shinde and supplied to resign from the highest submit.
Across the identical time, reviews emerged that one other chartered flight with 4 MLAs from Maharashtra arrived in Guwahati the place they joined Shinde and different insurgent Shiv Sena legislators who’re tenting within the metropolis after leaving Surat earlier within the day.
In keeping with newest reviews, two extra Sena MLAs have left for Surat. Shinde has claimed assist of a majority of Sena MLAs, whereas tweeting in opposition to the “unnatural alliance” that the Thackeray-led occasion has solid to remain in energy.
The Sena leads a coalition authorities in Maharashtra with the Nationalist Congress Get together (NCP) and Congress.
Shiv Sena leaders Neelam Gorhe and Chandrakant Khaire have been current at ‘Varsha’ when Thackeray left the official residence amid loud chants from occasion staff who showered petals on the CM. His members of the family, together with his spouse Rashmi and sons – Aaditya and Tejas – additionally left after him round 9.50 pm. Earlier, baggage containing his private belongings have been seen being loaded in vehicles.
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Thackeray, who additionally heads the Shiv Sena, had moved to ‘Varsha’ after turning into the chief minister in November 2019.
Shiv Sena’s chief spokesperson Sanjay Raut stated Thackeray won’t resign following the insurrection by a bit of occasion MLAs, and maintained the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) will show its majority within the Meeting if required.
“Uddhav Thackeray is Maharashtra chief minister and he’ll stay so,” Raut stated. His assertion got here amid reviews that NCP supremo Sharad Pawar had mentioned the choice of handing the CM’s job to Shinde to douse the insurrection.
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The 4 MLAs, the most recent to hitch their colleagues in Assam are Chandrakant Patil, Yogesh Kadam, Manjula Gavit and Gulabrao Patil. In keeping with ANI inputs, the 2 different MLAs who left for Gujarat are Sada Sarvankar and Mangesh Kudalkar.
In the meantime, one of many MLAs, Nitin Deshmukh, who had arrived within the morning, left Guwahati a couple of hours later for Nagpur in a chartered flight. Deshmukh later stated he was with Shiv Sena chief Thackeray and that he had been harassed in Gujarat when he opposed the insurrection.
(With inputs from bureau)