Mumbai News : Demand for removal of Eknath Shinde from the leader of the legislature party, political developments accelerate
We did not convene any meeting of the Nationalist Congress. Many of our MLAs are in Mumbai and I am constantly talking to them. We have all the MLA's in contact.
Political whirlwind is in full swing in Maharashtra. Shiv Sena MLAs have adopted a rebellious attitude. There is a crisis in front of the Uddhav government. There is a continuous meeting of the leaders of all the allies. Meanwhile, a delegation of Shiv Sena MLAs also met the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. Shiv Sena leaders met Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Deputy Speaker Narhari Jirwal and handed over a letter to him, requesting removal of Eknath Shinde from the post of Legislature Party leader and Ajay Chaudhary as the leader of Shiv Sena Legislature Party in his place.
Minister in Maharashtra government Jayant Patil said that Eknath Shinde has gone to Gujarat since last evening and is accompanied by members of the Legislative Assembly.
Earlier, the Maharashtra Congress said that the news related to the resignation of Balasaheb Thorat from the post of Congress Legislature Party leader is also wrong as he is monitoring the whole situation from his residence. All Congress MLAs are in touch with State President Nana Patole and Legislature Party leader Balasaheb Thorat and all the reports that the MLAs are not in touch are completely baseless.
Congress leader Deependra Hooda on Shiv Sena MLAs and Eknath Shinde said that our government is strong in Maharashtra, all Congress MLAs and our alliance is strong. As far as Shiv Sena is concerned, their chief Uddhav Thackeray will find a solution successfully.
Maharashtra BJP President Chandrakant Patil says that BJP has got the support of independents and small political parties for Rajya Sabha and MLC elections. As per our information, Eknath Shinde and 35 MLAs have left. This means that technically the state government is in a minority but in practice it will take some time for the government to come down to a minority. As of now there is no such situation which demands convening of special session for no-confidence motion. The session of the Vidhan Sabha will start from July 18 and then we will look into it.