In a show of strength, rebel Sena leader Shinde claims support of 41 MLAs

Guwahati, Jun 24 (IANS): The political crisis for the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra deepened further on Thursday after state minister leading the dissident MLAs, Eknath Shinde, released videos and photographs claiming that he has the support of 41 MLAs.

However, a senior BJP leader here said on condition of anonymity that with few more MLAs arriving in Guwahati on Thursday, where Shinde and other rebel MLAs are camping since Wednesday morning, the number of dissident MLAs camping at the luxury Radisson Blu hotel rose to 44, including Independents and others.

The rebel MLAs released videos and photographs claiming the backing of over 40 MLAs, posing an existential threat to the Uddhav Thackeray-led coalition government in Maharashtra.

According to the videos and photographs, released by the disgruntled MLAs, Shinde is seen Shinde in the hotel posing with MLAs.

In the visuals, dressed in all-white attire, Shinde, who holds the Urban Development and PWD portfolio in Maharashtra, could be seen surrounded by his fellow legislators.

As a huge contingent of Assam police personnel led by senior officers have encircled the resort, allowing no journalist to come within 200 metre radius of the hotel, no specific developments inside the Radisson Blu could be known.

The BJP leaders in the state and the hotel staff are tight-lipped about what's goin on inside.

A source close to the rebel Sena MLAs said that two to three more dissident MLAs reached the Guwahati hotel on Thursday.

In another development, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma visited the Radisson Blu on Thursday.

However, Sangma, who is the President of National People's Party which is a constituent of the NDA, clarified that he went to the hotel to have lunch as it is located on the way from Guwahati to Shillong.



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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Fri, Jun 24 2022

    the worst kind of politics that is going on in the country since 2014 has spread to other parties also...everyone wants to come to power through resort politics shown by changu and mangu....hope 2024 better sense prevails and people will vote sensibly and also EVMs are taken off and ballot voting will be in place....just imaging the money and time spent on these gimmicks plus the inconvenience caused to public as their mlas are enjoying in assam...i bet this cannot be seen in any country in the world...

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  • Ramesh Babu, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 24 2022

    The people of Maharashtra itself should take action on these corrupted dogs.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Fri, Jun 24 2022

    This was the prediction from Sir Winston Churchill on India 75 years ago, now proved to every word. “Power will go to the hands of ras­cals, rogues, free­boot­ers; all Indian lead­ers will be of low cal­i­bre & men of straw. They will have sweet tongues and silly hearts. They will fight amongst them­selves for power and India will be lost in polit­i­cal squab­bles. A day would come when even air and water would be taxed in India." We deserve only this kind to rule us. Fortunately all rich, powerful and affluent are sending their children to Europe and Americas for a better future in the garb of higher education but never to return. Great going......!!!!!

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  • Hussain, Abu Dhabi

    Fri, Jun 24 2022

    Shameless BJP yet again !!! But we are uncorrupt bro !!! Madhya Pradhesh, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Goa, the list is long...!! The KINGS of toppling Govts by spending BILLIONS of rupees..... But we are uncorrupt !! Surely party with a difference...

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