In another blow to the battered Shiv Sena faction led by Uddhav Thackeray, 66 party corporators in the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) have joined the Eknath Shinde camp, India Today reported citing sources.
Late on Wednesday night, according to sources, all 66 rebel corporators met new Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde at his residence.
With 66 of 67 Shiv Sena corporators joining hands with Eknath Shinde, Uddhav Thackeray has lost control over important Thane Municipal Corporation.
Uddhav Thackeray lost 40 of his 55 MLAs after a rebellion by Eknath Shinde. This led to the collapse of the MVA government in Maharashtra.
A day after Uddhav Thackeray resigned as Chief Minister, the group led by Eknath Shinde joined hands with BJP and staked claim to form government. The group succeeded in forming government and Shinde was named as CM.
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