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Maharashtra political crisis live updates: 37 rebel Sena MLAs send letter to Deputy Speaker of Maha Assembly, declare Shinde as their leader

In a major blow to the MVA government, Eknath Shinde and other Shiv Sena MLAs rebelled against the administration. Shinde along with other MLAs was staying at a hotel in Gujarat's Surat following the cross-voting in Maharashtra Legislative Council (MLC) polls and took flight earlier today to reach Guwahati.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Friday, June 24, 2022, 12:26 AM IST
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23 June 2022 07:56 AM IST

After Uddhav Thackeray vacates Varsha, here are possible scenarios of what might happen

23 June 2022 07:56 AM IST

Maharashtra Political Crisis: 'If Shiv Sainiks ask me to resign, I am ready,' says CM Uddhav Thackeray

23 June 2022 09:24 AM IST

3 more Shiv Sena rebel MLAs reach Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati amid political instability in the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra

23 June 2022 09:10 AM IST

Assam: Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde along with other MLAs at Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati last night

23 June 2022 10:31 AM IST

Shiv Sena MLA Nitin Deshmukh, who accompanied Eknath Shinde in Surat, has arrived in Mumbai to meet CM Uddhav Thackeray. In Surat, he was shifted to a hospital. The politician returned to Nagpur in the support of the Maharashtra CM.

23 June 2022 10:31 AM IST

Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi takes a dig at BJP; says 'BJP has gone blind for power'.

23 June 2022 10:31 AM IST

CM Uddhav Thackeray calls for a meeting at 'Matoshree' at 11.30 am.

23 June 2022 10:31 AM IST

Three more MLAs who flew to Guwahati from Mumbai to support Deepak Kesakar (Sawantwadi), Mangesh Kudalkar (Chembur), & Sada Sarvankar (Dadar): Reports

This comes after four MLAs, including Maharashtra minister Gulabrao Patil had flown to Assam on Wednesday evening.

23 June 2022 10:31 AM IST

Banners spotted in support of Eknath Shinde in Thane. 

23 June 2022 02:02 PM IST

Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil, Jitendra Awhad, Hasan Mushrif and Jayant Patil reached NCP chief Sharad Pawar's Silver Oak residence in Mumbai. Pawar has also called for a meeting at the YB Chavan Centre at 11 am.

23 June 2022 10:31 AM IST

Eknath Shinde chairs meeting with his supporting MLAs at Radisson Blu, Guwahati.

23 June 2022 10:31 AM IST

Independent MLA Ashish Jaiswal checks in at Radisson Blu, where all the rebel MLAs are currently stationed. 

23 June 2022 10:38 AM IST

Member of Rajya Sabha Priyanka Chaturvedi says 'True Shiv Sainiks will always be with Uddhav Thackeray'

23 June 2022 02:02 PM IST

Sanjay Raut tells the media, "The person who leaves Shiv Sena due to pressure, is not a true Balasaheb Bhakts. We're true Balasaheb Bhakts...even we've ED pressure but will continue to stand with Uddhav Thackeray...When floor test happens everyone will see who's positive and who is negative...

23 June 2022 02:02 PM IST

Ex MoS Home Deepak Kesarkar checks in at the Guwahati hotel. Eknath Shinde poses with other rebel MLAs.

23 June 2022 02:02 PM IST

Shinde reaches crucial number as 1 more MLA reaches Guwahati.

23 June 2022 02:02 PM IST

Assam DGP Hardi Singh arrives at the Assam hotel, hosting rebel MLAs, to take stock of security arrangements

23 June 2022 02:02 PM IST

Uddhav Thackeray calls for a meeting with Secretaries of the Departments of the Ministry at 12.30 pm. He will attend the meet virtually as he tested COVID positive yesterday.

23 June 2022 02:02 PM IST
23 June 2022 02:02 PM IST

BJP offers Deputy CM's post to Eknath Shinde. The offer  involves similar number of ministerial berths on offer as it was in 2019 when Devendra Fadnavis tried to ally with then NCP rebel Ajit Pawar to form a government that lasted only 80 hours.

23 June 2022 02:02 PM IST

Assam Minister Ashok Singhal arrives at Radisson Blu Hotel.

23 June 2022 02:02 PM IST

TMC stages a protest against Eknath Shinde and rebel MLAs outside Guwahati hotel. The protesters allege 'sale' of MLAs and are demanding Eknath Shinde returns to Maharashtra.

23 June 2022 02:02 PM IST

TMC slams BJP for 'horsetrading'

TMC leader Ripun Bora, who is leading the protest, said, "Assam is devastated by floods and BJP is indulging in horsetrading here. Not a single paise has been sent by the Centre, the BJP is conducting a sale of MLAs."

23 June 2022 02:02 PM IST

TMC leader Ripun Bora and other party workers protesting outside rebel MLAs' hotel detained by the local police.

23 June 2022 02:02 PM IST

Several TV reports have suggested that Eknath Shinde has reached the much-needed number to split Shiv Sena. However, so far, 45 names are reportedly confirmed. Take a look at the list of rebel MLAs at Guwahati hotel. 

  1. Eknath Shinde

  2. Mahendra Thorve

  3. Gogawale Bharat

  4. Mahendra Dalvi

  5. Anil Babar

  6. Mahesh Shinde

  7. Shahaji Patil

  8. Shambhuraje Desai

  9. Dhyanraj Chougule

  10. Ramesh Bornave

  11. Tanaji Sawant

  12. Sandipan Bhumre

  13. Abdul Sattar

  14. Prakash Surve

  15. Balaji Kalyankar

  16. Sanjay Shirsat

  17. Pradeep Jaiswal

  18. Sanjay Raimulkar

  19. Sanjay Gaiwad

  20. Vishwanath Bhoir

  21. Shantaram More

  22. Shriniwas Vanga

  23. Prakash Abitkar

  24. Chimanrao Patil

  25. Suhas Kande

  26. Kishorappa Patil

  27. Pratap Sarnaik

  28. Yamini Jadhav

  29. Lata Sonawane

  30. Balaji Kinikar

  31. Gulabrao Patil

  32. Yogesh Kadam

  33. Sada Sarvankar

  34. Deepak Kesarkar

  35. Mangesh Kudalkar

  36. Sanjay Rathod

  37. Dilip Lande

  38. Dadaji Bhuse

  • Independents & others:

  1. Rajkumar Patel, Prahar Sanghatan

  2. Bachchu Kadu, Prahar Sanghatan

  3. Narendra Bhondekar (Ind)

  4. Rajendra Patil Yadavkar (Ind)

  5. Chandrakant Patil (Ind)

  6. Manjula Gavit (Ind)

  7. Ashish Jaiswal (Ind)

23 June 2022 02:02 PM IST

Sanjay Raut says 'CM won't hold any meeting today', adding, "Some MLAs are going to Varsha Bungalow for official work. Nitin Deshmukh (who returned to Nagpur from Surat yesterday and alleged abduction attempts) will hold a press conference."

23 June 2022 02:02 PM IST

Jayant Patil speaks to the media after NCP meeting. Says 'All NCP MLAs and MPs to be briefed at YB Chavan at 5 pm, internal decision of Shiv Sena as to who will be CM'.

23 June 2022 02:02 PM IST

"Sharad Pawar has told that we will do whatever has to be done to save Uddhav’s govt. Will continue to support him. I don't think the Floor Test stage has been reached. Whatever stage we reach, we will speak about it then," Jayant Patil says.

23 June 2022 02:02 PM IST

Eknath Shinde tweets 3-page emotional statement. He says 'this is the reality and this is what the MLAs wanted', adding that he would not return. He taunted Thackeray for leaving 'Varsha'.

23 June 2022 02:02 PM IST

Eknath Shinde drops statement on behalf of other rebel MLAs; Highlights 4 points:

  • We felt insulted.

  • Only Aaditya Thackeray went to Ayodhya. Shinde was called and the MLAs, who checked in to the airport, were asked to return.

  • None of the Shiv Sena MLAs got funds and never met CM for 2 years. However, leaders from Congress and NCP met him and even got funding.

  • Shinde was the only one to hear our thoughts and opinions.

23 June 2022 02:02 PM IST

BJP leaders arrive at former Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis' Mumbai residence

23 June 2022 02:02 PM IST
23 June 2022 02:02 PM IST

'We have repeatedly risen like the Phoenix', Sanjay Raut tells NDTV. Later adding, "It will be very difficult for them (rebel MLAs) to come back to Maharashtra."

23 June 2022 02:02 PM IST

Raut added, "Deepak Kesarkar was with Aaditya Thackeray and today he is seen with Eknath Shinde."

23 June 2022 02:02 PM IST

Navshakti Daily Editor, Sanjay Malme opines 'There's huge difference between leading the party & working of a govt' 

Sanjay Malme, Editor at 'Navshakti' daily newspaper, expressing his thoughts on the ongoing situation said, "Eknath Shinde's rebel is a failure of the leadership of Shiv Sena party chief Uddhav Thackeray. CM Uddhav Thackeray, while dealing with the present political situation, must have realised that there is a huge difference between leading the working of a political party and working of a government. Arbitrary behaviour is tolerated in case of dealing with a political party but while working as a part of government there are certain restrictions and certain protocols to abide by."

23 June 2022 02:02 PM IST
23 June 2022 02:58 PM IST

Naresh Mhaske, former Thane Mayor, is Maharashtra's first Shiv Sena district chief, who is publicly supporting Shinde after his revolt

23 June 2022 02:58 PM IST

Only 13 MLAs present at CM Thackeray's residence 'Matoshree'

23 June 2022 02:58 PM IST
23 June 2022 03:32 PM IST

Uddhav camp's MLA Kailash Patil, Sanjay Raut, and Nitin Deshmukh address the media at 'Varsha' bungalow

"We were trapped and taken to Surat, I walked a kilometre to run away from there. I never had a heart condition. I was manhandled in the hospital as well and was given an injection. I was unconscious and was taken in a room which had heavy security."

"We will not ditch Shiv Sena which has made us MLA. BJP is conspiring against Shiv Sena. I appeal them (rebel MLAs) to not fall prey to conspiracy and come back to Mumbai," MLA Kailash Patil said.

23 June 2022 03:32 PM IST

Congress calls meeting of its leaders at Sahyadri guest house at 4 pm. Senior party leaders including HK Patil, Balasaheb Thorat, Nana Patole and Ashok Chavan to attend meeting

23 June 2022 03:51 PM IST

After 'kidnapping' allegations by MLA Nitin Deshmukh, rebel leader Eknath Shinde camp releases earlier pictures of Deshmukh with other rebel MLAs

23 June 2022 03:32 PM IST

Mumbai police commissioner Sanjay Pandey comes to meet Uddhav Thackeray at his residence. There was no convoy with him and was seen arriving in his Innova car

23 June 2022 03:51 PM IST

Maha Congress says, "We are ready for floor test"

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

Abhay Mokashi, senior journalist, speaking about the current situation, pointed out, 'Shinde is naive in believing there won't be problems after alliance with BJP

He said, "Shinde is naïve in believing that there will be no problems governing the state with the BJP, a party known to weaken its political allies. If the rebels form a government with the BJP, Shinde will have to play second fiddle to Devendra Fadnavis, while if he takes Uddhav Thackeray’s offer, he could be the Chief Minister and can rectify all the mistakes, Thackeray committed, according to him."
"Claims of majority of the MLAs being with one side or the other are meaningless when announced from hotels, the majority has to be proved on the floor of the House. As such, Thackeray should stay put and face a no-confidence motion in the Legislative Assembly," he added.

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

Mumbai | NCP leader Praful Patel arrives at YB Chavan Centre for a meeting of party MLAs over the ongoing political developments in Maharashtra. Party chief Sharad Pawar will also attend the meeting.

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

2 MLAs leave Guwahati hotel where Sena rebel Eknath Shinde and MLAs backing him are staying: Report 

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

Mumbai | We will stand firmly with CM Uddhav Thackeray Ji till the end. We will try our best to save this government: NCP leader Jayant Patil ahead of NCP meeting amid ongoing political crisis

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

Would be surprised if CM Thackeray does U-turn, says Prithviraj Chavan on Raut's offer to rebel Sena MLAs

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

BJP & Centre fully responsible for destabilising a stable govt in Maharashtra to form their own govt in the state. They're also doing this for Presidential polls. I want to say that we all (Cong, NCP, Shiv Sena) will strengthen Maha Vikas Aghadi: Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

BJP blind to pain of flood-affected Northeast, only interested in lust for power: Cong

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

My party will stand with Maha Vikas Aghadi and we want to work together. The present Maharashtra govt is doing developmental work in the state. BJP trying to destabilise the Maharashtra govt. They did the same in the past too in Karnataka, MP, Goa: Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

Maha Congress upset with Sanjay Raut's 'exit from MVA' remark

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

Will sit in Opposition if Shiv Sena-led MVA govt falls: NCP's Jayant Patil

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

We want justice for Uddhav Thackeray & all. Today (BJP) you're in power & using money, muscle, mafia power. But one day you have to go. Someone can break your party too. This is wrong and I don’t support it: West Bengal CM on Maharashtra political situation

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

BJP trying to topple Maharashtra govt in unethical manner: Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

Mend your ways in time, Shiv Sena mouthpiece tells rebel MLAs

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

Now Maharashtra Congress Chief blames Dv CM and NCP leader Ajit Pawar for the current mess. Accuses him of treating Congress and Shiv Sena badly.

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

Sanjay Raut should have discussed before speaking on breaking out of alliance: NCP's Bhujbal  

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

No demand within NCP for joining BJP: NCP's Bhujbal

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

Discussions can lead the way: Sanjay Raut appeals to rebel MLAs 

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

If time comes then we can provide support to the Maha Vikas Aghadi govt from outside also...It was our regular meeting and not happened on the statement of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut: Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole after the party meeting in Mumbai

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

Mumbai | We will stand will Uddhav Thackeray ji till the end. We are keeping an eye on the current political situation: NCP leader and Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

Congress blames BJP for Maha political crisis, says it wants to topple 'strong' MVA govt before presidential polls

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

Raut claims support of 21 rebel Sena MLAs, says Uddhav to return to Varsha Bungalow 'very soon'

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

Maharashtra | We stand with CM Uddhav Thackeray & will support him till the last moment... We have numbers for the govt as no MLA of Shiv Sena has resigned nor Shiv Sena has expelled anyone from the party: NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal after the party meeting in Mumbai

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

They (BJP) wanted to create instability & destroy Shiv Sena so that they can emerge no. 1 party in the BMC polls. This operation is being orchestrated from Delhi. Devendra Fadnavis is going to Delhi to take instructions & logistical support:Maharashtra Congress' Prithviraj Chavan

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

2 more Shiv Sena MLAs head to Guwahati to join rebel Eknath Shinde and 41 MLAs: Sources

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

Maharashtra Political Crisis: Politically sensitive spots in Mumbai under extra police cover

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

The (Shiv Sena) MLAs go to other states and the police here do not even know...this in a way is an intelligence failure: NCP leader and Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar on the current political situation in the state

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

Rebel Maharashtra Shiv Sena MLAs in Guwahati unanimously chose Eknath Shinde their leader

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

MVA decided to back CM Uddhav Thackeray. I believe once the (Shiv Sena) MLAs return to Mumbai the situation will change: NCP chief Sharad Pawar in Mumbai

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

They (BJP) are a national party...They have told me that the decision which I have taken is historic, and whenever I need them they will be present: Rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde to the MLAs with him in Guwahati

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

There are many good hotels in Assam, anyone can come there and stay...there is no issue with it. I don't know if Maharashtra MLAs are staying in Assam. MLAs of other states can also come & stay in Assam: CM Himanta Biswa Sarma in Delhi

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

Few more Shiv Sena MLAs from Maharashtra arrive at Guwahati hotel, where party's Eknath Shinde and other MLAs are lodged

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

Shiv Sena's newly-appointed Legislature Party leader Ajay Choudhari has written to the Deputy Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, demanding action against those MLAs who did not attend the Legislature party meeting: Shiv Sena Sources

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

Assam | Maharashtra Shiv Sena MLA Dadaji Bhuse, MLA Sanjay Rathod and MLC Ravindra Phatak with Eknath Shinde at Radisson Blu hotel in Guwahati. As per sources, more than 37 MLAs of Shiv Sena are present with Eknath Shinde here.

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

Who are you trying to scare? Eknath Shinde after Ajay Choudhari seeks action against those MLAs who did not attend legislature party meeting

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

Maharashtra Independent MLAs Kishor Jorgewar and Geeta Jain also reached the Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati.

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

Rebelled Shiv Sena MLAs whose names proposed for disqualification: 1. Eknath Shinde 2. Prakash Surve 3. Tanaji Sawant 4. Mahesh Shinde 5. Abdul Sattar 6. Sandeep Bhumare 7. Bharat Gogawale 8. Sanjay Shirsat 9. Yamini Yadhav 10. Anil Babar 11. Balaji Devdas 12. Lata Chaudhari

24 June 2022 12:26 AM IST

Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde wrote to the Deputy Speaker of Maharashtra Assembly regarding the reaffirmation of his appointment as the leader of the Shiv Sena Legislature Party & further appointment of Bharatshet Gogawale as the Chief Whip of the party.

The letter has the signatures of 37 Shiv Sena MLAs and a copy of the letter has been sent to Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, and Secretary to the Legislative Council Rajendra Bhagwat.

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