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Maharashtra minister Eknath Shinde and some other Shiv Sena MLAs from the state are camping at a hotel in Gujarat's Surat city. (Photo: Twitter/@mieknathshinde)

Maharashtra minister Eknath Shinde and some other Shiv Sena MLAs from the state are camping at a hotel in Gujarat's Surat city. (Photo: Twitter/@mieknathshinde)

Live news updates: Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde has the support of 37 MLAs: the required to split the party in the assembly without violating the anti-defection law, said multiple news reports. With two more Sena MLAs, he will have 39. His total strength is now 42, including Independent MLAs, said reports.

The Sena is filing an appeal with the Maharashtra Assembly Deputy Speaker to disqualify around 12 rebel MLAs, reported quoting sources in the Maharashtra government's legal team. The list includes rebel leader Eknath Shinde, Tanaji Sawant, Mahesh Shinde, Abdul Sattar, Sandipanrao Bhumre, Bharatshet Gogawale, Sanjay Shirsat, Yamini Jadhav, Lata Chandrakant, Anil Babar, Prakash Surve and Balaji Kinikar.
10:23 PM

Shiv Sena seeks to disqualify Shinde, 11 other rebel MLAs

Eknath Shinde among 12 rebel MLAs against whom Shiv Sena has filed for disqualification, reports
9:43 PM

4 more Sena MLAs arrive in Guwahati

Four more MLAs arrive in Guwahati to join Shiv Sena rebel Eknath Shinde and 41 legislators, say reports
7:08 PM

If Shiv Sena wants, can extend outside support too, says Congress

Congress says it willing lend Shiv Sena outside support, seemingly offering to leave Maharashtra ruling alliance, reports. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut gas said it would consider exiting the Maharashtra alliance with Sharad Pawar's NCP and Congress but only if rebel MLAs returned "in 24 hours" to Mumbai.
6:03 PM

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5:33 PM

Don’t think Uddhav Thackeray will consider rebels' demand: Congress leader

Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan said on Thursday that he did not think that Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray would do an "about-turn" and agree to the rebel Shiv Sena MLAs' demand that the Sena pull out of the ruling MVA alliance. Chavan was reacting to Sena MP Sanjay Raut's statement earlier in the day that the Sena was "ready to consider" the demand of the MLAs led by Eknath Shinde that it should end the Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance with the NCP and Congress.
5:20 PM

Shiv Sena editorial warns rebel MLAs

As the rebellion by senior Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde plunged the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra in a political crisis, an editorial in the party mouthpiece `Saamana' on Thursday said the renegade legislators should "mend their ways in time". The MLAs who have succumbed to the BJP's "pressure tactics and inducements" should know that they would become "permanently former" if common Sena workers made up their mind, PTI quoted the editorial as saying.
4:48 PM

BJP conspiring to topple Maharashtra government: Mamata

The BJP is trying to topple Maharashtra’s MVA government in an unethical manner, says Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
4:29 PM

Delhi bans entry of heavy vehicles from Oct to Feb 2023

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4:19 PM

Two MLAs return from Guwahati: Sena leader

Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi says MLAs Kailash Patil and Nitin Deshmukh returned to Mumbai on Thursday after defecting to the Eknath Shinde camp earlier this week.

4:01 PM

Ekanth Shinde claims support of 400 corporators: Report

Rebel Shiv Sena leader Ekanth Shinde has a list of party 400 corporators and a few MPs who are willing to cross over to his camp if he manages to form the government in Maharashtra by topping Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, reports the Indian Express.
3:43 PM

Will sit in Opposition if Shiv Sena-led government falls: NCP's Jayant Patil

Jayant Patil, Maharashtra minister and Nationalist Congress Party leader, said on Thursday that if the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra falls the NCP will prefer to sit in Opposition. His statement comes after a NCP meeting was held at party chief Sharad Pawar's residence.
3:06 PM

Shiv Sena ready to walk out of MVA govt: Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena ready to walk out of alliance govt in Maharashtra, but party rebels should return to Mumbai (from Guwahati) in 24 hours, says MP Sanjay Raut.
1:56 PM

Assam flood situation grim, 5.45 million hit, 12 fresh deaths

The flood situation in Assam remained grim on Thursday with over 5.45 million people still affected and 12 fresh deaths reported, officials said. The toll due to the flood since mid-May is now 101, they said.
Brahmaputra and Barak rivers along with its tributaries are in spate in most of the affected districts and vast tracts of land remained inundated in 32 of the total 36 districts in the state. The flood waters, however, receded in a few places.
Altogether 3,658 persons were evacuated with the help of 276 boats across the state by NDRF, SDRF and other agencies during the day, according to the bulletin.
1:42 PM

JP Nadda spoke to me about filing of nomination of Droupadi Murmu for President Election: Naveen Patnaik

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1:41 PM

Dummy cars and a govt on dialysis do not last long: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Dummy cars and a govt on dialysis do not last long, says Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Maharashtra political crisis
1:40 PM

Sonia Gandhi appoints Kumari Selja, Abhishek Manu Singhvi as CWC members

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12:55 PM

I have invited all our MLAs for a meeting to brief them on the ongoing developments: NCP's Jayant Patil

At 5 pm today, I have invited all our MLAs for a meeting to brief them on the ongoing developments. Our MPs, organisation chief (Sharad Pawar) will be there too: NCP's Jayant Patil on political instability in MVA
10:07 AM

Maharashtra political crisis update

3 more Shiv Sena MLAs leave for Guwahati to join rebel camp led by cabinet minister Eknath Shinde
10:05 AM

Mansukh Mandaviya to chair review meeting today amid rising COVID-19 cases

Amid rising COVID-19 cases in India, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will chair a review meeting with the core team of experts on Thursday, said sources. Sources have also confirmed that the meeting will be held in physical format in the afternoon.
Earlier, on June 13, Mandaviya chaired a meeting through video conferencing with Health Ministers and senior officials of States and Union Territories (UTs) to review the progress of the vaccination exercise HarGharDastak 2.0 campaign.
"COVID is not over yet. There are reports of rising cases of COVID in some states. It is important at this time to be alert and not forget COVID Appropriate behaviour (CAB) such as wearing masks and maintaining physical distance to prevent the spread of the infection," he had stressed.
10:04 AM

Assembly by-polls turnout

Till 9 am, 11.56% voter turnout recorded in Atmakur (Andhra Pradesh)
15.29% in Agartala (Tripura) 

16.25% in Town Bardowali (Tripura)

13% in Surma (Tripura)

14% in Jubarajnagar (Tripura)

13.49% in Mandar (Jharkhand)

5.20% in Rajinder Nagar (Delhi)

First Published: Jun 23 2022 | 07:10 AM IST

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