Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
Maharashtra housing minister Eknath Shinde plunged the state government into a crisis when he, along with 20 other MLAs (exact number unclear), decamped to a resort in Surat, with the assistance of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
This move may be a possible step to bring down the Shiv-Sena-led Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition government.
Shinde is one of the Shiv Sena’s senior-most leaders and was a part of Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray’s inner circle.
However, on Tuesday, he removed the Shiv Sena affiliation from his Twitter bio. Soon after, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray sacked him from ministership and his
First Published: Jun 21 2022 | 10:38 PM IST