Maha political crisis: CM Uddhav Thackeray to hold nat’l executive meeting today

25 June, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

During his virtual address before the conference, Shiv Sena president remarked, "I've already stated that I have nothing to do with power. People who used to claim they would sooner die than leave ...

In the midst of the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra caused by Shiv Sena MLA mutiny, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has scheduled a meeting of the party’s national executive committee for Saturday at 1 p.m.

The meeting will take place in Shiv Sena Bhavan, and the Chief Minister will attend digitally. Earlier on Friday, Thackeray virtually held a meeting of district leaders, claiming that the renegade MLAs camped up in Guwahati intended to “destroy the party.”

During his virtual address before the conference, Shiv Sena president remarked, “I’ve already stated that I have nothing to do with power. People who used to claim they would sooner die than leave the Shiv Sena have now gone.”

Thackeray stated that he “suspected” the revolt and disclosed that Eknath Shinde, the rebel, had discussed the topic of MLAs eager to join the BJP in front of him. However, he stated that such a question “never even occurs.”

“The renegade MLAs seek to destabilise the party. I never imagined in my wildest thoughts that I would become Chief Minister. I’ve left Varsha Bungalow, but I don’t have the desire to fight,” he continued.

He has asked his party’s leaders to tell him if he is “useless and incapable” of running the party and has stated that he will leave the party.

When asked if he will rejoin the BJP, the Shiv Sena head stated, “BJP, that defamed our party, my family,

When asked about rejoining the BJP, the Shiv Sena head stated, “You are considering joining the BJP, which has defamed our party and my family. Such a question never arises. If MLAs wish to go there, they can all go. I won’t. If someone wants to attend, whether it’s an MLA or someone else, let us know and then go.”

Notably, the Chief Minister left his official house on Wednesday night and relocated to his family mansion, ‘Matoshree,’ with his family.

Targeting Shinde, Thackeray stated that he did all for the rebel commander despite the fact that he is the subject of several charges.

“I did everything for Eknath Shinde; I gave him the department that I had; his own son is an MP, and remarks about my kid are being made; a lot of charges are levelled against me,” he claimed.

“If they have bravery, they should walk among the people without using the names of Balasaheb and Shiv Sena,” he continued.

“I had agony in my neck and head, I couldn’t function properly, I couldn’t open my eyes, but I didn’t care,” Thackeray, who had cervical spine surgery last year, said. “Shivaji Maharaj was vanquished, but people were constantly with him.”

Ajit Pawar previously stated that the NCP supports the Chief Minister and will work to “stabilize the administration.”

Meanwhile, the Eknath Shinde group filed a no-confidence motion against Deputy Speaker Narhari Jhirwal on Friday, after the Uddhav Thackeray party asked the deputy speaker to remove the dissident MLAs.

Shiv Sena had earlier on Thursday night petitioned the Deputy Speaker of the state parliament to terminate the membership of 12 rebel MLAs, including Eknath Shinde, for “not attending” the legislative party meeting on Wednesday.