The rebel Shiv Sena MLAs are currently operating from a five-star hotel in Guwahati in BJP-ruled Assam.
Mumbai: Sources claim that the dissident MLAs are already engaging attorneys to examine the Constitutional requirements for holding a floor test after the Supreme Court granted them till July 12 to file their responses to the disqualification notifications.
Eknath Shinde and 15 other dissident MLAs received the disqualification notices last week from Deputy Speaker Narahari Zirwal, who is a member of the coalition party of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s ally Sharad Pawar.
Currently, the rebels are operating out of a five-star hotel in Guwahati, Assam, which is under BJP administration. In spite of extensive security measures put in place by the Assam government, Eknath Shinde’s followers have placed billboards with encouraging messages all around the hotel.
According to sources, the dissident MLAs are staying in Guwahati until July 5.
A startling coup against Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is being led by Mr. Shinde, who claims to have the support of almost 50 MLAs, including about 40 members of the Shiv Sena.
Meanwhile, Aditya Thackeray, a minister in Maharashtra, asserted that roughly 15 to 20 dissident MLAs are in contact with him and have urged the party to bring them back to Mumbai.
According to reports, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari may ask the state administration to demonstrate majority in the legislature at some point this week because both sides have refused to budge and seem ready for a protracted battle.
According to reports, senior BJP officials met at Devendra Fadnavis’s home in Mumbai to strategize about the math needed to build a government with the Shinde faction. Party leader Sudhir Mungantiwa stated, “We are receptive to Eknath Shinde’s idea of government formation.”
Tuesday, the Maha Vikas Aghadi government asked the Supreme Court to rule against a floor test until the unresolved issues were resolved. The Supreme Court declined to do so. “If something unlawful occurs, you can always leave.”
In response to the rebels’ petitions, the Supreme Court also requested comments from the Centre, the Chief Whip of the Shiv Sena, Sunil Prabhu, and the Leader of the Shiv Sena Legislature Party, Ajay Chaudhary.
Senior members of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress met with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray soon after the Supreme Court’s ruling and reaffirmed their support for him. Eknath Shinde, on the other hand, referred to the decision as Balasaheb Thackeray’s Hindutva winning.
Sanjay Raut, a Rajya Sabha member for the Shiv Sena, received a summons from the Enforcement Directorate in the midst of the crisis about a money laundering issue. The summons has been labeled a plot by Mr. Raut.
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