Live news updates: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday called a meeting of all Shiv Sena legislators at 5 pm in Mumbai amid a revolt within the party. Those who do not attend may have their membership cancelled, the party warned. Eknath Shinde, who leads the party rebellion, has claimed the support of 46 MLAs.
Thackeray chaired a meeting of his cabinet virtually after he tested positive for Covid. "The ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra is heading towards the dissolution of Vidhan Sabha," Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut tweeted in Marathi this morning.,
Shinde on Wednesday made a bid to project his group as the real Shiv Sena, appointing a Chief Whip and declaring the meeting called by party chief Uddhav Thackeray this evening "illegal". He has claimed the support of 46 MLAs, news reports say., , , ,