Uddhab sena cornered, Sinde sens achieved 2/3rd majority mark

Uddhab Thackeary cornered. Eknath Sinde camp getting stronger. Pawar wants to fight till now. Mamata cries against BJP

On Thursday evening, With two more independent MLAs, Dada Bhuse and Sanjay Rathore joining the rebel group, the Shinde Sena has reached the two-third mark. Eknath Shinde has already reached the critical number of MLAs, 37, required to split the party in the assembly without falling foul of the anti-defection law. His total strength is now 46, including 9 Independent MLAs. 


In the meantime, The Shiv Sena is filing an appeal today with the Maharashtra Assembly Deputy Speaker seeking disqualification of 17 rebel MLAs, said sources in the Maharashtra government's legal team. Applications for five rebels have been filed, the rest are in progress. 

In the latest development, Eknath Shinde countered Shiv Sena's disqualification threat citing SC ruling and asked, "Who are you to disqualify? We are the real Shiv Sena." 


On Thursday evening, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar today expressed confidence the Maha Vikas Aghadi government would survive the storm unleashed by rebel MLA Eknath Shinde, who claims the support of over 40 MLAs.
"A floor test will decide who has majority," Mr Pawar, whose Nationalist Congress Party, or MVA, is a Shiv Sena ally, told reporters this evening.

"Everyone knows how the rebel Shiv Sena MLAs were taken to Gujarat and then Assam (both BJP-ruled). We don't have to take the names of all those assisting them...Assam government is helping them. I don't need to take any names further," Mr Pawar said.


On the other hand when Congress chooses to 'wait and watch' policy then Mamata Banerjee's party showed protested at Guwahati and Mamata slammed BJP saying, "instead of sending MLAs to the flood-stricken Assam, send Maharashtra MLAs to West Bengal, we will extend good hospitality to them." 


She also added, "We want justice for Uddhav Thackeray and all. Today (BJP) you're in power and using money, muscle, mafia power. But one day you have to go. Someone can break your party too. This is wrong and I don't support it."


Though BJP high-command and Ex-Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis are tight-leaped on Maharashtra political crisis but sources said Devendra Fadnavis reached Delhi on Thursday evening to meet BJP high command in Delhi.

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