Maharashtra senior minister Eknath Shinde, while addressing rebel Shiv Sena MLAs, in a hotel in Assam’s Guwahati, said that one big national party lauded him for taking the “historic decision” and ensured all the support that may be needed.
“One national party which is a super power has told me that whatever decision you have taken is historic and ensured us [rebel MLAs] that whatever help is needed, will be given,” Shinde said in Marathi, alluding to the BJP.
The possibility of a turnaround in Maharashtra is getting stronger. It’s like a kind of crisis. It was in this context that this time, Eknath Shinde gave condition to Uddhav Thackeray. He said, “There is no trust in Uddhav’s words, resign first. Uddhav Thackeray must quit as Chief Minister before leaving the alliance.” Uddhav Thackeray left the Chief Minister’s residence Varsha on Wednesday night and returned back to his home, Matoshree. The items were first taken out of the Chief Minister’s residence in large bags on Wednesday night. Uddhav Thackeray then left the Chief Minister’s residence in a car. Uddhav Thackeray’s wife and two sons got out in another car. He then reached his ancestral residence Matoshree.
In the meantime, the rebel MLAs are currently staying at a hotel in Guwahati. According to sources, 17 Shiv Sena MPs are in touch with rebel leader Eknath Shinde. The Eknath Shinde camp claims to have 49 MLAs with them. Among them, 7 are independent MLAs. The Shinde camp claims that the number of rebel MLAs will increase further. According to sources, the BJP may form a cabinet with Shinde as the deputy Chief Minister. According to sources, Shinde may form a new team. It needs the support of 37 MLAs. With this support, the anti-defection law cannot be implemented against those MLAs. According to sources, Shinde is likely to write to the Governor after a meeting with the rebel MLAs today. According to the MLA’s statistics, if this situation is true, then the Uddhav-government is on the verge of collapse.