The Shiv Sena-led MVA is currently facing a survival crisis due to a rebellion by senior leader and minister Eknath Shinde.
Mumbai: Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said that the unholy alliance of Shiv Sena, NCP, and Congress(Maha Vikas Agaddi) in Maharashtra was bound to collapse. He stated that he never saw such bankruptcy of ideology as seen in the state.
“The unholy alliance was bound to collapse. There is a video doing rounds on social media of Balasaheb Thackeray in which he says he would rather dissolve the party [Shiv Sena] than form an alliance with the Congress. I have never seen such bankruptcy of ideology as seen in Maharashtra,” Piyush Goyal said during an interview at the Business Today Mindrush 2022 in New Delhi.
“All the three partners who hated each other are suddenly seeing virtue and we have seen an unethical, corrupt government for the past two-and-a-half years,” the Union minister said.
The Shiv Sena-led MVA is currently facing a survival crisis due to a rebellion by senior leader and minister Eknath Shinde. The senior Sena leader now claims to have over 40 MLAs on his side — including the independent MLAs — to buck the anti-defection law.
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.
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