Shiv Sena Chief calls meeting of national executive committee today

25 June, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

Uddhav Thackeray has convened a meeting of the party's national executive committee for today at 1 p.m

Following his presentation to Shiv Sena district chiefs on Friday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has convened a meeting of the party’s national executive committee for today at 1 p.m.

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

“I’ve already said that I have nothing to do with power. People who used to claim they’d sooner die than leave the Shiv Sena have departed today,” the Shiv Sena chief stated during his virtual speech to the conference.

“The rebel MLAs wish to split the party. I never imagined in my wildest thoughts that I would become Chief Minister. I’ve left Varsha Bungalow but haven’t lost the determination to fight “He continued.

Targeting Shinde, Thackeray stated that despite doing everything for the rebel commander, a slew of charges had been leveled against him.

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

“Everything I did was for Eknath Shinde. I gave him the department that I was in charge of. His own son is an MP, and remarks have been made about my son. Many accusations have been leveled against me “he remarked.

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

Thackeray, who had cervical spine surgery last year, stated: “I experienced pain in my neck and head, I couldn’t function properly, and I couldn’t open my eyes, but I didn’t care. Shivaji Maharaj was vanquished, but his supporters remained loyal.”

Meanwhile, NCP president Sharad Pawar and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar arrived at Matoshree, the Mumbai mansion of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

State Minister Jayant Patil and NCP leader Praful Patel joined the leaders.

The leaders are scheduled to discuss measures to prevent the MVA government, including Congress, from collapsing.

Earlier in the day, Ajit Pawar stated that the NCP supports the Chief Minister and will work to “stabilize the administration.”