Mumbai: As many as 42 rebel MLAs from Maharashtra were seen together at Radisson Blu Hotel in Assam’s Guwahati on Thursday. The MLAs included 35 from Shiv Sena and seven Independent.
They can be heard shouting slogans of “Shiv Sena Zindabad” and “Balasaheb Thackeray ki jai”.
— ANI (@ANI) June 23, 2022
As the situation remains fluid with the MLAs being “in touch” with the facts of the claims and counter-claims, six more MLAs are reported to have joined Shinde’s camp on Thursday. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray now has 16 MLAs left, while no decision has been taken on one MLA yet. Also Read: We Were Denied Entry To CM House For 2.5 yrs, Felt Insulted: Rebel MLAs To Uddhav
The show of strength under Shinde’s leadership comes amid claims by Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut that 21 MLAs, who have sided with Shinde and are currently in Guwahati, approached Thackeray’s camp and asked him to return to Mumbai.
Meanwhile, the two MLAs — Kailash Patil and Nitin Deshmukh — who escaped the rebel camp and reached Mumbai, have claimed that several legislators intend to come back.