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Maharashtra political crisis live update: Fadnavis meets Maha Governor, seeks direction to CM to prove majority in Assembly

The rebellion against Shiv Sena has entered its second week with rebel MLAs moving the Supreme Court. On Monday, the SC extended the 16 rebel MLAs time till July 12 to reply to Deputy Speaker's notice on disqualification. It also refused to stay the floor test until then.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 11:30 PM IST
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28 June 2022 09:10 AM IST

BJP-Sena alliance will take Maharashtra to great heights: Rebel MLAs

28 June 2022 09:10 AM IST

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray wanted to resign twice; Sharad Pawar stopped him

28 June 2022 01:31 PM IST

Governor Bhagat Shah Koshyari sought information about all Government Resolutions (GRs) and circulars issued from June 22 to 24. 

The move comes after NCP and Congress-controlled ministries reportedly issued GRs for the release of funds that were worth hundreds of crores for development related works even after rebellion by Shiv Sena MLAs on June 21.

28 June 2022 01:31 PM IST

Shiv Sena says BJP wants to divide the state in 'Saamana'

In an editorial published on Tuesday in the Sena mouthpiece Saamana, Shiv Sena slammed rebel MLAs, currently stationed in Guwahati for seeking alliance with BJP. Executive Editor, Sanjay Raut also said that the saffron party is planning to divide Maharashtra into three parts.

"BJP leaders in Delhi have formulated a dangerous strategy to divide Maharashtra into three parts. BJP leaders in Karnataka have revealed the plot to divide Maharashtra into three parts, separate Mumbai and destroy the entire Maharashtra of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj," Raut penned.

28 June 2022 01:31 PM IST

Sanjay Raut to skip ED summons

Even after being summoned by ED, Sanjay Raut is set to address a workers' convention that is held in Alibag today. He will be accompanied by former Union Minister Anant Geete.

Additionally, taking to Twitter, the Shiv Sena MP also defended his 'corpses' remark. He posted a picture that says, "'Jahalat' is a kind of death and 'Jahil' people are like moving corpses."

28 June 2022 01:31 PM IST

Aaditya Thackeray says before floor tests, rebel MLAs should take 'morality test'

Maharashtra Minister was quoted as saying, "Before the floor test, they (rebel Shiv Sena MLAs) should take a morality test... CRPF, Army deployed at the hotel (in Guwahati) where there are floods. Instead, they should be deployed for Kashmiri Pandits."

28 June 2022 01:31 PM IST

Only 4 Ministers left in Shiv Sena

Sena has only four cabinet ministers left in the party after the rebellion- CM Uddhav Thackeray, his son Aaditya Thackeray, Anil Parab and Subhash Desai.

Except Aaditya, the other three are MLCs.

28 June 2022 01:31 PM IST

BJP MLA Ram Kadam takes a dig at Shiv Sena

MLA Ram Kadam tweeted, "Those who rejected Hanuman Chalisa, their own 40 MLAs rejected them. Is this called divine justice?"

28 June 2022 01:31 PM IST

Rebel MLA Deepak Kesarkar alleges Sanjay Raut hell-bent on destroying Shiv Sena

In an open letter shared on Tuesday, Deepak Kesarkar called Raut the 'blue-eyed boy' of the NCP, adding that he became active in 2019 with the blessings of a strong NCP leader. He further alleged that Raut is hell-bent on destroying Sena.

28 June 2022 01:31 PM IST

Governor BS Koshyari may ask the MVA government to prove majority in the House as both the sides refused to settle the matter and stand strong, NDTV quoted its source as saying. 

28 June 2022 01:31 PM IST

Speaking to the media on Tuesday morning, Sanjay Raut cautioned BJP leader and ex-CM Devendra Fadnavis by saying, "Many people in Maharashtra are in support of Uddhav ji. Fadnavis is the opposition leader, he shouldn't come in between the issue of rebel MLAs."

Further speaking about the SC order issued on Monday, Raut said, "It's an order for them to rest there (in Guwahati) till July 11. There is no work for them in Maharashtra."

28 June 2022 01:31 PM IST

CM Thackeray calls for a cabinet meeting at 2.30 pm today.

28 June 2022 01:31 PM IST

As floor test looms in Maharashtra, here’s what the governor can do

Amid the ongoing political turmoil that has turned a legal battle now, Maharashtra Governor could play a crucial role considering his powers under the Constitution.

28 June 2022 01:31 PM IST

Eknath Shinde will also chair a meeting with rebel MLAs group today afternoon for further plan of action. They are expected to take an important decision

28 June 2022 01:31 PM IST

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut's lawyer reaches ED headquarters

The ED on Monday has summoned Raut in a money-laundering case related to alleged irregularities in the redevelopment of the Patra Chawl project in Goregaon by a private firm, Guru Ashish Construction Pvt Ltd.

28 June 2022 01:31 PM IST

BJP on 'wait and watch mode': BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar

"We had clarified yesterday as well that we will hold another core team meeting in the days to come, keeping in mind its necessity - if any. We will deliberate and make a decision. Right now we are in wait-and-watch mode," he said.

28 June 2022 01:31 PM IST

Shiv Sena denies reports of dialing Devendra Fadnavis to save his government

"Uddhav Saheb Thackeray speaks openly what he wants to say. No one should be misunderstood and spread this," said Harshal Pradhan, Shiv Sena PRO.

28 June 2022 01:31 PM IST

Ex-CM and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis leaves for Delhi. He is set to meet BJP President JP Nadda & Home Minister Amit Shah today

28 June 2022 01:31 PM IST

NCP's student wing (Rashtravadi Yuvak Congress) puts posters against rebel MLAs, who are holed up in Guwahati's Radisson Blu Hotel

"The entire country is watching the traitors hiding in Guwahati. The people will not forgive such frauds and cunning persons," the poster reads.

Amid the crisis, supporters of both the clans are seen clashing at several places. Recently, Thackeray supporters have removed posters of both rebel MLA Eknath Shinde and his son Shrikant Shinde from the Dombivali Shiv-Sena office.

28 June 2022 01:31 PM IST
28 June 2022 01:31 PM IST

MLA Sada Sarvankar confirms rebel camp leader Eknath Shinde will meet Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari today: TV reports

The report comes amid rumours of Shinde visiting Delhi to meet Devendra Fadnavis and other BJP leaders. While speaking to Republic TV, Sarvankar also confirmed that the rebel camp will join hands with BJP to form a new government in the state.

28 June 2022 01:31 PM IST

A banner, with faces of Balasaheb Thackeray, Eknath Shinde and Anand Dighe, which was seen in Guwahati yesterday, has been removed.

The banner read, "Proudly say we are Hindu" and "Shinde sir, we are with you."

28 June 2022 01:31 PM IST

BJP requests Governor to investigate the GRs

Maharashtra BJP leader Pravin Darekar told ANI, "The political situation in Maharashtra is unstable right now. MVA govt is in minority. They are issuing 200-300 GRs every day. It's public money. I've requested the state Governor about it and he has asked govt to investigate it."

28 June 2022 01:31 PM IST

Prahar Janshakti Party will bring no-confidence motion against the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government: TV Reports

Reportedly, party chief Bacchu Kadu and Rajkumar Patel will visit Raj Bhavan on June 30 to file no-trust motion against the Uddhav Thackeray-led administration.

28 June 2022 01:57 PM IST

Eknath Shinde confirms he is headed to Mumbai

While speaking to the media outside Guwahati's Radisson Blu Hotel, Shinde denied forming a party as they are real Shiv Sainiks. He also took a dig at Aaditya Thackeray after he said that over 15-20 rebel MLAs are in touch with them.

Shinde said, "All these people are very happy. The information coming from outside that a number of people are in touch with us- they should tell us the names. Then everyone will be clear. They are giving false information about our MLAs being in touch with them, let them take the names, they are just spreading rumours. 50 people are here on their own. Kesarkar will give you updates about our stand."

He also told the reporters that they will stick with Balasaheb Thackeray's Hindutva ideology and they will take it forward.

28 June 2022 01:57 PM IST

CM Thackeray reschedules Cabinet meeting at 5pm 

The cabinet meeting was earlier scheduled at 2.30 pm.

28 June 2022 03:53 PM IST

BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis arrives at Delhi airport

According to PTI, a party functionary revealed that the former CM would be meeting some senior BJP leaders in the national capital.

Senior BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar earlier said he had attended a meeting at the official residence of Fadnavis in Mumbai, where a number of senior party leaders were also present.

28 June 2022 03:53 PM IST

Minister Uday Samant explains the reason he joined rebel camp

Maharashtra Minister Uday Samant posted a self-recorded video explaining the reason for joining the rebel camp. He said, "I have come to Guwahati as I am fed up with the conspiracy of the allies to weaken the Shiv Sena party for the last few days."

"By rejecting Sambhaji Raje Chhatrapati's candidature in the Rajya Sabha elections, the party decided to send a true Shiv Sainik to the Rajya Sabha, but the allies tried to prevent him from getting elected in that election as well," he added.

Rebel MLA Uday Samat clarifies they are not in touch with any Shiv Sena leader except Shinde

"We are only in touch with Eknath Shinde. A misconception is being spread that we are in touch with someone else. We are not in touch with any office-bearer or leader of the party."

"We came to Guwahati only with one intention- to take forward Balasaheb's ideology honestly. That's why I want to request the people of Maharashtra to not fall prey to any misconception. We are with Shiv Sena only," he concluded.

28 June 2022 02:28 PM IST

Disclose names of my group MLAs in touch with you: Eknath Shinde to Shiv Sena

Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde on Tuesday said he will soon return to Mumbai, and rubbished Shiv Sena's claim that as many as 20 MLAs of his group are in touch with the Uddhav Thackeray-led party.

Talking to reporters outside the luxury hotel where he and his group of MLAs are lodged since last week, Shinde also said he has support of 50 MLAs.

28 June 2022 02:41 PM IST

Shiv Sena expels Thane officebearer

Shiv Sena's Thane district coordinator Meenakshi Shinde was sacked from the party on the order of Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray for her anti-party activities.

28 June 2022 03:53 PM IST

Deepak Kesarkar, spokesperson of the rebel camp, has asked CM Thackeray to take a decision on quitting Shiv Sena's alliance with NCP and Congress today itself. He further advised him to call up PM Narendra Modi, according to Lokmat.

28 June 2022 03:53 PM IST

ED issues a fresh summon to Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, asks him to appear on July 1 in connection with the Patra Chawl land scam case.

Sanjay Raut has been asked by ED to bring some important documents related to the matter.

28 June 2022 03:53 PM IST

CM Thackeray appeals to rebel MLAs: 'You're Shiv Sainiks at heart'

In an appeal to rebel camp, CM Uddhav Thackeray said, "You are stuck in Guwahati for the past few days. Every day new information is coming out about you, many of you are also in touch."

"You are still in Shiv Sena at heart. The family members of some of you MLAs have also contacted me and conveyed their sentiments to me. As the head of the Shiv Sena family, I respect your sentiments."

"I appeal to all of you to sit in front of me, remove the confusion in the minds. Don't fall prey to anyone's missteps, the honor given to you by Shiv Sena cannot be found anywhere, if you come forward and speak, the way will be paved. As Shiv Sena party chief and family head, I am still worried about you. Come on in, take a look and enjoy yourself!" he concluded.

28 June 2022 03:53 PM IST

A fresh Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in Bombay High Court against CM Thackeray, Aaditya Thackarey and MP Sanjay Raut seeking probe against them for causing "public nuisance" and to restrain them from organising press conferences on MLA Eknath Shinde's rebellion

28 June 2022 11:30 PM IST

Suhas Kande reiterates Shinde's statement on being in touch with other Sena leaders, 'Misinformation is being spread'

28 June 2022 11:30 PM IST

Eknath Shinde doesn't have the majority number of 144. He only has 50 from what I have heard, so it can't be said that he has the majority: NCP leader Supriya Sule on Maharashtra political situation

28 June 2022 11:30 PM IST

I have seen Uddhav ji's tweet. I have emotions attached to this family (Thackeray). Governments will come and go, but these relations will last longer: NCP leader Supriya Sule

28 June 2022 11:30 PM IST

Fadnavis protected us during the present political situation, claims rebel camp spokesman Deepak Kesarkar

28 June 2022 11:30 PM IST

I am very proud of CM Uddhav Thackeray. Today, in the absence of Balasaheb, he (Uddhav) has made a sensitive appeal to his MLAs...I am not an astrologer, but I feel that if someone from family has left, then the whole family should try to bring them back: NCP leader Supriya Sule

28 June 2022 11:30 PM IST

BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis arrives at the residence of party president JP Nadda in Delhi

28 June 2022 11:30 PM IST

I'll be in Mumbai soon; 50 MLAs are with us: Eknath Shinde

28 June 2022 11:30 PM IST

Kay Jhadi Kay Dongar Kay Hotel: Shahajibapu Patil recites his dialogue form audio clip which went viral

28 June 2022 11:30 PM IST

MaharashtraPoliticalCrisis | Maharashtra state cabinet meeting begins in Mumbai.

28 June 2022 11:30 PM IST

Maharashtra state cabinet meeting has now concluded. CM Uddhav Thackeray had joined through video conferencing.

28 June 2022 11:30 PM IST

A state cabinet meeting will take place tomorrow as well. Everything is normal in the government: Maharashtra Minister Subhash Desai

28 June 2022 11:30 PM IST

There is no need to talk about it (Maharashtra political crisis). All our support is intact. One support is in the form of physical presence here. The other support is in the form of electronic media or email: Maharashtra minister Aslam Shaikh after the state cabinet meeting

28 June 2022 11:30 PM IST

Eknath Shinde posts videos of MLAs showing support to him after Aaditya Thackeray claims to be in touch with few rebels

28 June 2022 11:30 PM IST

Maharashtra political crisis: After landing from Delhi, Devendra Fadnavis, Pravin Darekar and Ashish Shelar at Raj Bhavan

28 June 2022 11:30 PM IST

Eight independent MLAs have sent an email to the registered email address of the Maharashtra Governor demanding an immediate floor test. LoP Devendra Fadnavis will further process the demand in his meeting with the governor: Sources

However, Raj Bhavan has said letter is fake.

28 June 2022 11:30 PM IST

We've given a letter to Mahrashtra Gov & told him that the 39 Shiv Sena MLAs are saying that they don't want to be with NCP,Cong govt; it shows MVA govt has lost the majority. We've requested Gov to direct CM to immediately prove his majority through Floor test: Devendra Fadnavis

28 June 2022 11:30 PM IST

A letter in circulation on social media about Maharashtra Governor asking for a Floor test in the Legislative Assembly on 30th June is fake: Maharashtra Raj Bhava

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