Guwahati: More MLAs are likely to arrive in Guwahati on Friday, expected to cross of Shiv Sena MLAs in the Eknath Shinde camp over 50.
After party Legislators joined a rebellion led by Eknath Shinde, who is staying at a hotel in Guwahati, the political crisis in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra erupted.
However, Shinde camp has claimed the support of 46 MLAs, which includes 37 Shiv Sena MLAs and nine independents.
On Thursday, the three legislators who arrived in Guwahati include Agriculture Minister Dada Bhuse, MLA Sanjay Rathore and MLC Ravindra Phatak.
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena has demanded the disqualification of 12 rebel MLAs, including minister Eknath Shinde, from the Maharashtra Assembly as the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government’s troubles continue to worsen.
Taking to Twitter, Eknath Shinde wrote, “You cannot scare us by giving the names of 12 MLAs for disqualification because we are followers of the Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray. We know the law, so we do not pay heed to threats.”
“We know your ways and the law too! According to Schedule 10 of the Constitution, the whip is used for assembly work, not for meetings,” he further added in another tweet.
On Wednesday, the Shiv Sena faction led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has filed a petition before the Deputy Speaker of the state assembly seeking the cancellation of membership of 12 rebel MLAs including Eknath Shinde for “not attending” legislative party meeting held.