Sena Rebel Eknath Shinde Says 46 MLAs With Him, Won’t Split

He mentioned he has help of 46 MLAs


Insurgent Shiv Sena chief Eknath Shinde, who arrived in Guwahati in BJP-ruled Assam early this morning, claimed he has help of 46 MLAs – 40 from his social gathering and 6 Independents.

“I’ve help of 46 MLAs together with Independents,” he advised NDTV.

Denying that he has any plan to modify events, Eknath Shinde mentioned that he’s not breaking away from Shiv Sena and can carry ahead the ideology of Balasaheb Thackeray.

‘Now we have not left Balasaheb Thackeray’s Shiv Sena and won’t go away it. We imagine in Hindutva,” he mentioned.

The MLAs have been obtained at Guwahati airport by BJP leaders Pallab Lochan Das and Sushanta Borgohain Shinde, whereas Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was seen on the five-star resort ready for them.

Earlier than leaving for Assam, Eknath Shinde and different social gathering MLAs had been tenting in a Surat resort in Gujarat – one other BJP-ruled state.

The transfer to shift them to Guwahati got here shortly after his telephonic dialog with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Mr Shinde demanded that the Sena renew its alliance with the BJP and collectively rule Maharashtra, sources mentioned.

Stories counsel the MLAs have been airlifted to Assam by the BJP to keep away from any additional confrontation with Sena leaders.

As the federal government stands deep in disaster, Shiv Sena has housed its remaining MLAs in numerous inns in Mumbai. Mr Shinde was sacked as social gathering’s Chief Whip on Tuesday afternoon, he retaliated by dropping Shiv Sena from his Twitter bio.

Earlier than making the change in his Twitter bio, Mr Shinde had tweeted that he’s a “Balasaheb Thackeray’s Shiv Sainik” and would by no means cheat for energy.

“Balasaheb has taught us Hindutva. Now we have by no means and can by no means cheat for energy relating to Balasaheb’s ideas and Dharmaveer Anand Dighe Saheb’s teachings,” he mentioned within the tweet.

Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut has claimed the revolt has been engineered by the BJP to topple the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance – a declare denied by the BJP.

Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil, nonetheless, mentioned that his social gathering would “positively take into account” a proposal to kind an alternate authorities if it comes from Eknath Sinde.

The disaster in Maharashtra unfolded after suspected cross-voting in Monday’s Legislative Council elections through which BJP gained 5 of 10 seats, though its personal numbers entitled the social gathering to 4 seats.

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