The protests outside the Radisson Blu hotel inTrinamool Congress’became a sideshow to the Maharashtra coalition high voltage political drama.
Guwahati: Trinamool Congress staged a massive protest Outside the hotel in Guwahati where Shiv Sena rebels are staying.
The protest was led by Trinamool Congress’s Assam chief Ripun bora. A large number of policemen and security personnel tried to keep the protesters in check.
The protesters raised slogans accusing Assam’s ruling BJP of investing all its resources in enabling the Shiv Sena coup to topple the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government.
The Trinamool Congress claimed that the state government had done nothing to alleviate the sufferings of those hit by massive floods in the state.
More than 55 lakh people have been affected by the floods caused by the rising waters of the Brahmaputra and Barak rivers. Since May, 89 people lost their life’s in the floods.
The protests outside the Radisson Blu hotel in Guwahati became a sideshow to the Maharashtra coalition high voltage political drama featuring rebels who have been at the hotel since Wednesday, prepping for a coup in the Shiv Sena that leads the alliance.
Eknath Shinde’s supporters claim the support of about 40 MLAs at the movement (including independents), comfortably above the 37-mark needed for the rebels to split the party without risking disqualification under the anti-defection law.
#WATCH | Members and workers of Assam unit of TMC protest outside Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati where rebel Maharashtra MLAs, including Shiv Sena's Eknath Shinde, are staying.
Party's state president Ripun Bora is leading the protest here. pic.twitter.com/rfoD0fQSKU
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What Is Anti Deflection Law: The bill received the President’s approval on 15 February 1985 and the act came into effect on 18 March 1985. The law laid out the process for disqualifying an elected member for the remaining term, who defected either by resigning or by defying the party leadership and being absent on a crucial vote. However, the anti-defection law does not apply if the number of MLAs who leave a political party constitutes two-thirds of the party’s strength in the legislature. These MLAs can merge with another party or become a separate group in the legislature. In this case, 37 is the required number.
Meanwhile, The BJP has officially maintained its stance that they have no involvement in the Political crisis and that it is an internal issue of the Shiv Sena.