Political uncertainty looms over Maharashtra’s ruling alliance on Tuesday after Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde rebelled against the party and herded some MLAs to BJP-ruled Gujarat. The MLAs were on Wednesday taken to Guwahati, Assam, another BJP-ruled state.Eknath Shinde claimed to have the support of 40 MLAs. While the Shinde camp remained tight-lipped on the developments within it, Shinde said: “We have not left Balasaheb Thackeray’s Shiv Sena. We shall not leave it. We have been following Balasaheb’s Hindutva and will carry it further.”
On shifting base to Guwahati from Surat in Gujarat, he said it was merely a tourism visit.
The rebel Shiv Sena MLAs who arrived in Guwahati from Surat have reached the Radison Blu hotel in the Gotanagar area.
Maharashtra Congress Sources said that meeting of Congress Legislative Party to take place today in the presence of AICC Observer for the state Kamal Nath. 43 MLAs to be present in the meeting.Kamal Nath and other senior Congress leaders likely to meet CM Uddhav Thackeray after the meeting.
The Maharashtra government has convened a Cabinet meeting today at 1 pm.