Maharashtra Political Crisis Live: Shiv Sena Leader Eknath Shinde Live News, Shiv Sena Split Latest Update, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray Live News, Political Crisis in Maharashtra Live Updates

Maharashtra MVA Crisis Live Updates: Amid worsening political crisis in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is due to address the public at 5pm amid speculation he may step down as CM. It comes after rebel party leader Eknath Shinde claimed the support of 46 MPs, including six ministers. The 34 Shiv Sena MPs who are part of the splinter faction passed a resolution appointing Eknath Shinde as the leader of the Shiv Sena Legislative Assembly party. In the resolution, they mentioned that “there is enormous discontent among party cadres, viz. Shiv Sena for forming the government with the NCP and the Indian National Congress which are ideologically opposed to our party”.

The Shiv Sena, which leads the MVA, has 55 MPs, followed by NCP (53) and Congress (44) allies in the 288-member assembly where the current simple majority stands at 144. Earlier, the Shiv MP Sena, Sanjay Raut, claimed that 14 to 15 Sena MPs including some ministers are with Shinde in Surat city in Gujarat. This is the first time that rebel MPs from outside the North East region have been brought into Assam.

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This may be the first time MPs from a western Indian state have been taken to a northeastern state after their rebellion against the party leadership. Earlier, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut claimed that 14-15 Sena MPs including some ministers were with Shinde in Surat city, Gujarat. However, another party leader said the number could be 23.

The Shiv Sena, which leads the MVA, has 55 MPs, followed by NCP allies (53) and Congress (44) in the assembly of 288 where the current simple majority is 144.

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