Maharashtra Political Crisis:Asserting his hold over the party, rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde wrote to Maharashtra deputy speaker Narahari Jirwal on Wednesday disputing his ouster as group leader of the Sena legislature party. He argued that the resolution to remove him was invalid since the meeting was attended by only 16 of the 55 MLAs.
Eknath Shinde, who is leading the Sena revolt, has claimed that the ruling coalition was beneficial only to alliance partners, while ordinary Shiv Sainiks have suffered the most in the last two-and-a-half years of the coalition’s rule. “It is important to take a decision in the interest of the state,” Eknath Shinde, who is camping in Guwahati along with rebel Sena MLAs, tweeted Wednesday.
The Shinde camp reportedly has 33 MLAs (out of the party’s 55 MLAs) on its side.