Mumbai: Shiv Sena rebel faction leader Eknath Shinde is soon to arrive in Mumbai from Guwahati, where he is proposed to meet Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. Let me tell you that, Eknath Shinde is constantly repeating that he is a Shiv Sainik and his aim is to take the Shiv Sena forward. He said "We have not left the party and we are moving forward on the issue of Hindutva.'' At the same time, former CM and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis have also reached Delhi, where he is scheduled to meet the party's top leadership.
The bookings of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati, where all the rebel MLAs are staying, are also expected to be extended till July 12. By that day, the Bombay High Court's decision may also come. The Shinde faction is trying to disqualify the deputy speaker of the NCP. At the same time, on Wednesday (June 29, 2022), the BJP has also asked its MLAs to reach Mumbai. Under the anti-defection law, Eknath Shinde needs the support of 37 MLAs to merge the Shiv Sena with another party, which he is also claiming to be.
Now the question is, which is the real Shiv Sena, the Uddhav Thackeray's or the Eknath Shinde's. Claiming to have a two-thirds majority, Eknath Shinde claims to be the real Shiv Sena. Even after the Supreme Court's verdict, Eknath Shinde had termed it a "victory of the real Shiv Sena." Shiv Sena MPs Arvind Sawant and Priyanka Chaturvedi say that the real Shiv Sena is of Uddhav Thackeray. Now it seems that the decision of this battle will come out in the court.