Earlier, NCP leader Sharad Pawar met Uddhav Thackeray. The two of them discussed for over an hour. After meeting Pawar, the staff moved the suit cases out of Thackeray’s official residence. After a while he and other family members went to Matoshri. A large number of Shiv Sena activists gathered in front of the CM’s official residence in support of Uddhav Thackeray. Thousands of Shiv Sena activists stood on the way to Matoshri and declared their support for Uddhav Thackeray.
Meanwhile, three more Shiv Sena MLAs have joined Eknath Shinde Gooty. The trio flew to Guwahati on a chartered flight. While the Shiv Sena has a strength of 55 MLAs, 33 of them have joined the Shinde camp. Meanwhile, the coalition government has said that 17 Shiv Sena MLAs are ready to return to Mumbai.
Union Minister Narayana Rane said that the Maha Vikas Aghadi government had no hand in the collapse and that it had collapsed on its own. Though the ideologies of Congress and Shiv Sena are different .. those parties have teamed up with selfishness.
If some party MLAs can be recruited without falling under the purview of the Party Defection Act .. Eknath Shinde category MLAs will be able to avoid disqualification hunting. Then there is the possibility of Shiv Sena rebel MLAs forming a government with the BJP. If that happens, will Shinde hand over the post of CM? Or will the Chief Minister hand over the reins to Fadnavis, who had earlier served as Chief Minister? Has become interesting.