MUMBAI: Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has convened a State Cabinet meeting for 1 p.m. on Wednesday amid political turmoil in Maharashtra that has cast doubt on the future of the governing Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition government. This comes amid widespread rumours that Eknath Shinde, the leader of the Shiv Sena, and other MLAs may switch allegiances to the BJP in an effort to overthrow the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government.
Eknath Shinde, who was staying at the Le Meridien hotel in Surat with 33 party MLAs and seven independent MLAs, arrived in Guwahati, Assam, on Wednesday morning. He claimed on Wednesday that Balasaheb Thackeray's Hindutva will be carried by 40 party MLAs who, have arrived in Assam.
Following the cross-voting in Maharashtra Legislative Council (MLC) polls, Shinde and other MLAs stayed in a hotel in Surat, Gujarat, and flew to Guwahati earlier today. "There are a total of 40 Shiv Sena MLAs present. Hindutva by Balasaheb Thackeray will be featured "Shinde, who had just arrived in Guwahati, stated.
Today morning, a delegation of Maharashtra MLAs arrived at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati, Assam. When Shinde first arrived in Guwahati, he claimed that there were 40 Shiv Sena MLAs present. After suspected cross-voting in MLC polls, Shinde and a few other MLAs were inaccessible.