Maharashtra: MVA govt faces a serious political crisis?
State Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde is said to have taken 32 MLAs to a hotel in Surat, and Shinde is "not reachable". Full story on Dynamite News:
Mumbai: The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government could be facing a major political crisis after Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde took 32 MLAs to camp in Surat, Gujarat -- a BJP-ruled state.
The state Urban Development Minister is said to be in a hotel in Surat with his 32 MLAs, and Shinde is "not reachable".
The MLAs who have decided to support Shinde, include Mahendra Thorve, Bharat Gogavale, Mahesh Shinde, Vishwanath Bhoir, Dnyanraj Chowgule, Sanjay Rathod, Srinivas Vanaga, Sanjay Gaikwad and Sanjay Raimulkar.
Minister of State Abdul Sattar, Balaji Kinikar, Shantaram More, Anil Babar, Tanaji Sawant and Sanjay Shirsath are also with Shinde.
Thirteen votes of the Shiv Sena were split in the Legislative Council results that were declared Monday night. (With UNI inputs)