MumbaiMaharashtra Chief Minister Uttam Thackeray and his family have vacated the Chief Minister’s official residence and returned to his native Madosri amidst the political turmoil in the state.
Shiv Sena legislator Eknath Shinde, the party’s leader and state minister, has recently expressed dissatisfaction that he has not been given prominence in the party. Twelve Shiv Sena MLAs voted in favor of the BJP in the by-elections last Monday. Similarly, 3 Congress MLAs voted for the BJP candidate. Thus, the BJP candidate won. Congress-backed Dalit leader Chandrakanth Handor was defeated. The Shiv Sena was shocked when 12 MLAs voted in favor of the BJP.
Meanwhile, Minister Eknath Shinde, who traveled to Surat in Gujarat on Monday night with 21 disgruntled Shiv Sena MLAs who are his supporters, is now camping in Assam. Apart from these 22, it has been reported that some other MLAs have also raised the battle flag against the Shiv Sena. Thus, there has been a great stir in Maharashtra politics. The Uttam Thackeray regime is in crisis.
Chief Minister Uttam Thackeray has held consultations with the allied parties, the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party, amid a crisis in power over Eknath Shinde’s condition that the Shiv Sena form an alliance with the BJP. Speaking to volunteers after the consultation, Uttam Thackeray said, “It is reported that the MLAs who went with Eknath Shinde were forcibly taken away. If any of the dissidents say that I do not want to continue as the Chief Minister, I am ready to resign immediately. If I do, I will be happy if someone from the Shiv Sena comes first after me. “
Later in the night, Uttam Thackeray and his family left the official residence of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Versha, for his own bungalow, Madosri. All the belongings of the Uttam Thackeray family in Versha’s house were vacated and taken to Madosree’s house. On the way, Shiv Sena volunteers chanted slogans.