Team Thackeray Says “No Threat” As Sena Gets Own G-22: 10 Points

21 June, 2022 | Riya Girdhar

The Shiv Sena, the Congress, and the Nationalist Congress Party's coalition government may be entering a serious crisis as a result of this.

Eknath Shinde, a key Shiv Sena official from Maharashtra, is said to have relocated with 21 other party legislators to the Meridian hotel in Surat in BJP-ruled Gujarat, raising red flags for the Uddhav Thackeray administration.

Here are 10 details from this significant event:

  1. According to sources, Shinde is “unreachable” and is apparently unhappy. Five of the 22 Sena MLAs visiting the hotel, according to sources, are ministers. Sena sources claim that at least 35 Sena MLAs are present for the emergency meeting Uddhav Thackeray held at his home.
  1. Sharad Pawar, the leader of the Nationalist Congress Party, a Sena ally, is in Delhi to attend a conference of the Opposition on the upcoming presidential elections. According to sources, he would return to Mumbai later and meet with Thackeray there.
  2. Sanjay Raut, a Shiv Sena lawmaker, accused the BJP of plotting to overthrow the Uddhav Thackeray administration in a “similar manner as in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.” “Shiv Sena is a party of loyalists. We won’t let that happen,” he said.

4.  Five Independent MLAs are reportedly present at the Surat hotel in addition to the 13 Sena MLAs who are with Shinde, according to BJP sources.

  1. This comes following the Legislative Council elections, in which the BJP and the Maha Vikas Aghadi governing alliance each gained five seats. All five seats that the opposition BJP ran for were won. In a defeat for the ruling coalition, Chandrakant Handore, a candidate for the Congress, lost.

6. “While we were at the hotel, Eknath Shinde was working to assure the success of the MVA candidate. Until we communicate with him, we cannot say anything “He told the media, Raut. They have spoken to Pawar, he continued.

  1. Raut added that they had spoken with a few of Surat’s MLAs. He emphasised that the MLAs are “loyalist Shiv Sainiks” and added that some of them wanted to return but were denied permission to do so.
  2. According to information, Shinde might address the media at midday. Mr. Shinde, a prominent Sena figure in Thane, has contributed significantly to the growth of the group there. His son, Dr. Shrikant Shinde, represents Kalyan as a Sena member of parliament. After the Shiv Sena severed ties with the BJP in 2014, he was named Leader of the Opposition.
  3. Raut added that they had spoken with a few of Surat’s MLAs.
  4. Narayan Rane, a former Sena politician who is now with the BJP, responded cheekily to the day’s horrific events. What is the point of being unreachable, he replied, “No comments should be made on such matters.”