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Amid Maha crisis, Uddhav chairs Shiv Sena's national executive meet; all eyes on action against rebels
The national executive meeting of the Shiv Sena is underway at the party's headquarters in the city on Saturday, where Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who is also the party president, is expected to take a decision on the action against the rebel MLAs, including Eknath Shinde.
Thackeray was supposed to chair the meeting virtually from his residence "Matoshree". However, he reached the party headquarters - Shiv Sena Bhavan - at Dadar in central Mumbai.
The party's national executive is expected to authorise Thackeray to take decisions regarding the organisation in view of the rebellion by Shinde. Along with Shinde, another disgruntled party leader and former minister Ramdas Kadam, is expected to face action. Both of them are members of national executive. Kadam's son MLA Yogesh Kadam has joined the rebel camp in Guwahati.
Shinde-led rebel MLAs name their faction 'Shiv Sena Balasaheb'
Maha crisis: MVA govt in minority, have sympathy for Shinde, says Athawale
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Saturday said the MVA government in Maharashtra no longer enjoyed majority in the legislature as over two-third MLAs of the Shiv Sena were with rebel leader Eknath Shinde.
He was speaking to reporters here after meeting former chief minister and Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis.
"Shiv Sena rebel Eknath Shinde has support of more than two-third MLAs, thus reducing the MVA government to a minority. Fadnavis told me the BJP has no role to play in this development. The BJP has neither initiated this rebellion nor supported it, he told me. The BJP will wait and watch," the Union minister of state of social justice and empowerment said.
Enhanced rainfall likely over NW & Central India from Monday: IMD
The Northwest India, which is again reeling under hot conditions after a brief spell of pre-monsoon showers, is likely to experience an enhanced rainfall from Monday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday.
Similar enhanced rainfall activity is on the cards for Central India as well, it added.
Under the influence of lower level easterlies, scattered to fairly widespread light/moderate rainfall with isolated thunderstorm & lightning are on the cards over Uttarakhand & East Uttar Pradesh from Sunday till June 29; over Himachal Pradesh & West Uttar Pradesh on June 28 & 29.
BA.5 becomes dominant Covid variant in Germany
The Omicron sub-lineage BA.5 has become the dominant Covid-19 variant in Germany, accounting for around half of the infections, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases.
"The strong increase in share of this variant has continued together with BA.4 and BA.2.12.1," the RKI said in its weekly report.
With the increasing spread of these more contagious variants, a "rebound in infection numbers" was also been observed, reports Xinhua news agency.
UN human rights chief blasts US abortion ruling
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has denounced the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade that established a constitutional right to abortion, saying that it was a huge blow to women's human rights and gender equality.
"Access to safe, legal and effective abortion is firmly rooted in international human right law and is at the core of women and girls' autonomy and ability to make their own choices about their bodies and lives, free of discrimination, violence and coercion," Bachelet said in a statement late Friday night.
"This decision strips such autonomy from millions of women in the US, in particular those with low incomes and those belonging to racial and ethnic minorities, to the detriment of their fundamental rights," she added.
Mild tremors felt in Karnataka
Mild tremors were felt in many parts of Sullia taluk in Dakshina Kannada (DK) district on Saturday morning, official sources said.
Several residents of Sullia said they experienced mild tremors at around 9.10 am. They said a loud sound was heard when the earth shook for about 45 seconds.
Residents of Kallugundi, Sampaje, Goonadka, Aranthodu, Ivarnadu, Thodikkana and Peraje areas in the taluk also felt the tremors. Some buildings in Sullia including houses have developed cracks.
Amid Shiv Sena tussle, prohibitory orders issued in Thane
Thane collector Rajesh Narvekar has issued prohibitory orders in the district against the backdrop of Shiv Sena strongman from the region Eknath Shinde rebelling against his party, an official said on Saturday.
The order, which will be in force till June 30, prohibits processions, display of posters and placards etc, as well as possession and carrying of lethal weapons, the official added.
Similar orders have also been issued by the Thane police commissioner.
Maharashtra crisis: Shinde calls meeting of rebel MLAs to discuss strategy
Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde has called a meeting at Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati on Saturday afternoon to discuss further strategy, said sources.
The political crisis in Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra erupted after the party legislators joined a rebellion led by Eknath Shinde who is staying at a hotel in Guwahati. The rebel MLAs who are at the same hotel authorised Shinde to decide on a further course of action.
Shinde along with 38 party MLAs and nine independent MLAs are campaigning at Radisson Blu Hotel from June 22.
On the other hand, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has also called a meeting of the party's national executive committee on Saturday at 1 pm.
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First Published: Jun 25 2022 | 7:48 AM IST