Maharashtra Political Crisis Live Updates: Seeking Disqualification Of 12 MLAs, Says Arvind Sawant
Cannot Scare Us By Giving Names Of 12 MLAs For Disqualification: Eknath Shinde
"You cannot scare us by giving the names of 12 MLAs for disqualification because we are followers of the Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray. We know the law, so we do not pay heed to threats," tweeted rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde.
"We know your ways and the law too! According to Schedule 10 of the Constitution, the whip is used for assembly work, not for meetings," he added.
Shiv Sena Seeks Disqualification Of 12 MLAs
"We've filed petition before the Deputy Speaker (of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly) and demanded that the membership of 12 (MLAs) should be cancelled as they didn't attend yesterday's meeting," said Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant in Mumbai.
Rebelled Shiv Sena MLAs whose names proposed for disqualification: 1. Eknath Shinde 2. Prakash Surve 3. Tanaji Sawant 4. Mahesh Shinde 5. Abdul Sattar 6. Sandeep Bhumare 7. Bharat Gogawale 8. Sanjay Shirsat 9. Yamini Yadhav 10. Anil Babar 11. Balaji Devdas 12. Lata Chaudhari
Thackeray Government Will Win Trust Vote In Assembly: Sharad Pawar
NCP president Sharad Pawar said the fate of the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra will be decided on the floor of the Legislative Assembly, and the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress coalition will prove its majority in a trust vote.
Addressing a press conference amid the turmoil caused by the rebellion by Sena minister Eknath Shinde and several Sena MLAs, Pawar also asserted that the BJP has played a role in the crisis that has befallen the Uddhav Thackeray-led government.
A National Party Has Assured All Help: Eknath Shinde
Rebel leader Eknath Shinde said a "national party" has termed their revolt as "historic" and assured to provide all help to them.
A video of Shinde addressing the group of rebel Sena legislators at a Guwahati hotel was released by his office here. The video also showed the legislators unanimously authorising Shinde to take further decision on their behalf as their group leader.
In the video, Shinde is seen saying, "Our worries and happiness are the same. We are united and victory will be ours. There is a national party, a 'mahashakti'...you know they vanquished Pakistan. That party has said that we have taken a historic decision and assured to provide all help."
The Doors Are Still Open For Talks: Sanjay Raut
"The doors are still open for talks...Discussions can lead the way," tweeted Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut.