Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis reached Delhi on Tuesday amid ongoing political uncertainty in Maha Vikas Aghadi’s (MVA) government in the state.
He came to Delhi after a core committee meeting of the Maharashtra unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party was held on Monday to discuss the state’s political situation. As of June 22, a total of 48 MLAs from Maharashtra, including 39 MLAs from Shiv Sena, are staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati.
After the BJP managed to secure a majority in the 2019 Assembly election, Fadnavis was sworn in as Chief Minister of Maharashtra but soon resigned after his deputy and NCP leader Ajit Pawar resigned. had taken.
After Mr Fadnavis left, an alliance after the Shiv Sena poll, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress chose Uddhav Thackeray as their candidate for the post of prime minister. The BJP won 105 seats in the 288-member assembly, followed by Shiv Sena 56, NCP 54 and Congress 44.
Earlier in the day, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut had warned the BJP and Devendra Fadnavis not to get involved in the crisis unfolding in the MVA government. “If they do that, the names of their party (BJP), Fadnavis and Prime Minister Modi will be tarnished,” Raut said.
The political struggle in Maharashtra between Shiv Sena and the rebel group led by Eknath Shinde has now reached the Supreme Court. The pleas filed by the escape camp challenge the disqualification proceedings against Mr Shinde and 15 other rebel MLAs.
On Monday, Shinde made a separate plea in the highest court regarding the security of lawmakers who have challenged Uddhav Thackeray, the party’s chief minister and Maharashtra, the prime minister. A bench of judges Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala heard the pleas on Monday.
The Supreme Court granted injunctive relief to the insurgent Shiv Seva leader Eknath Shinde and other MLAs to submit their response to the notices of disqualification issued to them by the vice-chairman of the Maharashtra assembly by July 12 at 5:30 p.m.
“This is the Hindutva victory of Balasaheb Thackeray and the ideas of Anand Dighe,” tweeted Eknath Shinde after the Supreme Court postponed the disqualification process of rebel MLAs until July 11.
Meanwhile, the party’s attacking rebel MLAs, Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray accused them of “betraying” the party, saying “the dirt has disappeared from Shiv Sena”.
Addressing Shivsainiks in Mumbai, Thackeray said the party’s rebels were “enjoying” in Guwahati when Assam was dealing with flooding in parts of the state.
He also claimed that 15 to 20 MLAs located in the Eknath Shinde rebel camp were in contact with the Shiv Sena and urged the party to return them to Mumbai from Guwahati.
He said the leader of the rebel group Eknath Shinde was offered the post of prime minister in May, but “he did drama”.
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