Maharashtra political crisis: Keep central forces ready, says governor, seeks more cover for rebels | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Amid rising tensions between the two groups jostling for leadership in Shiv Sena, Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has written to Union home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla requesting that adequate numbers of central security forces “be made and kept ready” in case the law and order situation in the state warrants their intervention. At … Read more

Maharashtra political crisis: Now, 8th minister jumps ship; only 3 Sena men left in Uddhav cabinet | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: With the Shiv Sena on the warpath in a bid to reclaim the party, the rebel Eknath Shinde faction retaliated strongly on Sunday bringing higher education minister Uday Samant over to Guwahati to join the coup. The rebel camp also moved the Supreme Court against the disqualification notices sent to 16 of their MLAs … Read more

Maharashtra Crisis Live Updates: Protests Against Shiv Sena Rebels

Mumbai: Amid the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra following a rebellion by senior Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde and others, the loyalists of party president and Prime Minister Uddhav Thackeray took out a two-wheeler rally in Mumbai and held protests in parts of Pune against the dissident leaders on Sunday. Sena workers and its local … Read more

20 Sena Rebels In Touch With Uddhav Thackeray, Say Sources: 10 Points

Mumbai: At least 20 MLAs camping with rebel leader Eknath Shinde are reportedly in touch with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, sources have said. NDTV has also learned that some of the rebels are against a merger with the BJP. The Shiv Sena is also planning to take action against Eknath Shinde and other rebel … Read more

Maharashtra Political Crisis LIVE: BJP Sponsoring Rebel MLAs, Some Kept Against Their Will, Says Raut; Shinde Calls Meeting to Discuss Strategy

Read more hurling stones in some places and vandalizing the office of an MLA in Pune. In a tweet in Marathi, Shinde, who is camping in Guwahati with his group of MLAs, said, “My dear Shiv Sena workers, try to understand the machinations of the MVA. I am fighting for rescuing the Shiv Sena and … Read more

‘MVA a dragon, I’m fighting for Shiv Sena’s freedom’: Eknath Shinde’s latest message for Sainiks

In his latest message for Uddhav Thackeray’s supporters, rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde on Saturday explained the reason behind his ongoing revolt against the party supremo – a ‘dragon’ named MVA (Maha Vikas Aghadi). Click here for live updates on Maharashtra political crisis “My dear Shiv Sainiks, try to understand the MVA’s game. I … Read more

Maharashtra govt crisis highlights | Sena workers damage rebel MLA’s office; squabbling legislators acting like monkeys, says Owaisi

Maharashtra political crisis highlights: Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government impasse continued on Saturday. Shiv Sena chief Thackeray continues to hold fast, while rebel party leader Eknath Shinde, who claims to have the support of the majority of MLAs, is in Assam’s Guwahati. Shiv Sena will send a disqualification petition of 16 MLAs … Read more

Parallel lives: Shinde mentor Anand Dighe, Sena strongman and a thorn in Bal Thackeray’s side

Just like Uddhav and his son Aaditya Thackeray marginalized Shinde in the Sena and government affairs despite the latter’s unofficial No. 2 position in the party, Bal Thackeray also sought to sideline the Thane Sena strongman Dighe after getting wary of his rising popularity. Dighe, who began his career in the Sena from the grass-roots … Read more

Shiv Sena Revolt: 5 Moves Rebel Eknath Shinde May Make Next

Eknath Shinde also has the option to write to the Governor and press for a no-trust vote Mumbai: The massive tussle in Shiv Sena’s ranks is threatening to bring down the Maharashtra government. At the center of the crisis, rebel camp leader Eknath Shinde has several options for his next move. A look the alternatives … Read more

In Sena Rebel’s Letter, A Reference To Sanjay Raut’s NDTV Interview

Eknath Shinde (left) cited an interview of Sanjay Raut (right) with NDTV. Mumbai: Dissident Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde on Saturday alleged that the Maharashtra government has withdrawn the security cover from the homes of 16 rebel legislators, including himself, and labeled the action “political vendetta”. The Maharashtra government, however, promptly denied the charge. Currently … Read more