Mumbai: Maharashtra minister Eknath Shinde said the Shiv Sena’s order to all its MLAs to attend a meeting scheduled for 5 pm on Wednesday at CM Uddhav Thackeray’s residence is legally invalid.
“Shiv Sena MLA Shri Bharat Gogavale has been appointed as the Chief Representative of Shiv Sena Legislature. The reason is that the orders issued by Mr Sunil Prabhu regarding today’s meeting of MLAs are legally invalid,” reads a rough translation of the tweet put by Shinde in Marathi. Also Read: Those Who Don’t Attend 5 pm Meeting Will Be Considered Out: Sena To MLAs
शिवसेना विधिमंडळ मुख्य प्रतोद पदी शिवसेना आमदार श्री.भरत गोगावले यांची नियुक्ती करण्यात आली आहे. सबब, श्री.सुनील प्रभू यांनी आजच्या आमदारांच्या बैठकीबद्दल काढलेले आदेश कायदेशीरदृष्ट्या अवैध आहेत.
— Eknath Shinde – एकनाथ शिंदे (@mieknathshinde) June 22, 2022
Earlier, Prabhu had written a letter to all the MLAs of the party demanding to attend the meeting called by the party. The letter further states that if an MLA fails to attend the meeting without prior permission, it will be deemed that the member himself has decided to leave the party.
The letter also warned that if someone skipped the meeting without any prior permission, then stern action will be initiated against them while cancelling their membership in the party as per the constitution.