Maharashtra crisis: Sena 'ready to quit MVA'; Shinde showcases strength

Rebel leader says a national party has termed 'revolt' historic, assured help

Eknath Shinde

Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde plays chess at a hotel where he is staying with supporting MLAs, in Guwahati | PHOTO: PTI

Agencies Mumbai
The Shiv Sena is open to considering quitting Maharashtra's ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance if the rebel MLAs camping in Assam return to Mumbai within 24 hours and discuss their grievances with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, party MP Sanjay Raut said on Thursday, indicating a big shift in stand that surprised ally Congress, while the NCP said it wanted the coalition government to complete its term.

As political crisis in the MVA government, triggered by Shiv Sena cabinet minister Eknath Shinde's revolt three days ago, raged three more MLAs of the party left for Guwahati in the BJP-ruled Assam to join the rebel camp. Shinde is currently camping with 37 rebel MLAs of the Sena and nine independents in Guwahati.

First Published: Jun 24 2022 | 12:14 PM IST

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