Guwahati: Three more Shiv Sena MLAs have joined the rebel group of MLAs led by Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde in Guwahati on Thursday, amid political crisis in the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra.
The three MLAs reached the Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati where other MLAs are campaigning.
In view of the increasing political climate in Maharashtra, a resolution approved by the Shiv Sena Legislative Party and signed by 34 MLAs declares that rebel leader Eknath Shinde remains in charge. The resolution was delivered to the state’s governor, Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
On Wednesday, four more MLAs joined Shinde in Guwahati, including this in the last 24 hours seven more MLAs have joined the rebel group.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his family left their official residence, “Varsha,” on Wednesday after he announced his readiness to resign if dissident MLAs made such a demand and returned to Mumbai.
However, Shiv Sena had removed Eknath Shinde as the party’s legislative leader after the political turmoil. The resolution, however, is a response from the rebels.
According to the resolution, the Shiv Sena’s ideology has been weakened during the last two years. They also complained about “corruption in government,” a reference to the detained individuals Anil Deshmukh and Nawab Malik.