The insurgent faction of Eknath Shinde as we speak claimed that that the eventual variety of Sena MLAs supporting them will cross 50. “We are going to arrive at a choice in three or 4 days and thereafter, we are going to immediately return to Maharashtra,” mentioned insurgent MLA Deepak Kesarkar.
“One to 2 extra MLAs will come and be a part of us. With their help and different Independents, our power might be elevated to 51,” Mr Kesarkar was quoted as saying by information company ..
The insurgent faction at present has greater than 40 Sena MLAs, their whole quantity is 55.
This afternoon, Uday Sawant turned the ninth Maharashtra minister to hitch the insurgent camp. The rebels declare they’ve a two-thirds majority, which might allow them to separate the celebration within the meeting with out invoking the disqualification legal guidelines.
The Thackeray faction has obtained disqualification notices for 16 MLAs from the Deputy Speaker.
Sources within the camp have additionally claimed that not less than 20 MLAs tenting with Eknath Shinde are in contact with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. A lot of them disagree with Mr Shinde’s plan to rule the state in alliance with the BJP.
Mr Kesarkar, one of many extra vocal MLAs of the insurgent faction, has been named its spokesperson.
Yesterday, amid the battle for management over the celebration, Mr Kesarkar had informed reporters that they’ve the numbers, “However we respect chief Uddhav Thackeray and our faction will not merge with some other celebration”.
Mr Kesarkar additional demanded recognition of their group “Shiv Sena Balasaheb” and warned that they’d go to court docket if it’s not finished.
Regardless of being decreased to a minority, the Crew Thackeray has additionally written to the Election Fee in opposition to the Shinde faction’s transfer to name themselves “Shiv Sena Balasaheb Thackeray” and stake declare for the celebration image.