BJP asks MVA to prove majority; Uddhav invites Shinde-led rebel camp for talks

Mumbai: The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday (June 28) night requested Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to direct the troubled Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government to prove its majority in the assembly, while Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray Attempts to reach out to the rebel camp led by Eknath Shinde to win them afresh. as a political crisis, Shiv Sena leader and cabinet minister Eknath Shinde furious with the rebellionEntering the eighth day, the BJP collapsed under pressure on the troubled MVA government. After arriving from New Delhi, BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis met Koshyari at the Raj Bhavan in south Mumbai and handed over a letter to him, seeking directions to the MVA government to prove its majority on the floor of the assembly in view of the rebellion in Shiva. Went. The main party in the ruling coalition is Shiv Sena.

Former CM, Fadnavis claimed that the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress ruling alliance seemed to be in minority as 39 Shiv Sena MLAs from the rebel faction led by cabinet minister Eknath Shinde have said that they do not support the government.

“Therefore, we submitted a letter to the Governor, requesting him to ask the government to prove majority in the House to prove its majority,” the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly told reporters.

Referring to various Supreme Court judgments, Fadnavis said in the letter that since majority in the House is “supreme” in a parliamentary democracy and necessary for the survival of the government, he would ask the Governor to ask the Chief Minister to prove the majority at the earliest. were requesting. Fadnavis met top BJP leaders, including party president JP Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, in New Delhi earlier in the day, before meeting the governor at around 10 am.

According to sources, before the former CM reached the Raj Bhavan, eight independent MLAs, who were earlier associated with the Shiv Sena, sent emails from Guwahati – where the Shinde-led rebel group is camping – Demand for floor test as soon as possibleClaiming that the Thackeray government has lost its majority.

Return to Mumbai, hold talks: Uddhav Thackeray urges rebel Shiv Sena MLAs

Once again approaching the disgruntled Shiv Sena MLAs, CM Thackeray urged them to return to Mumbai and hold talks with them, saying that “it is not too late”, but the rebel leader Shinde remained adamant and supported the Hindutva MLAs. determined to move forward. A day earlier the CM, who is also the Shiv Sena president, stripped the portfolios of all nine rebel ministers, including Shinde, and struck a fresh settlement against the backdrop of the Supreme Court granting relief to the estranged legislators.

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, however, intensified his rhetoric against the rebels and warned that those who have betrayed the party leadership should not be able to roam freely.

Thackeray’s offer to repair the fence comes against the backdrop of controversial statements Some Shiv Sena leaders, especially those made by Raut, whose statement of “40 bodies without souls” created an uproar.

Thackeray’s aide was quoted as saying in a statement, “It is not too late. I appeal to you to come back and sit with me and clear the confusion (born out of your actions) between Shiv Sainiks and the public.” ”

“If you come back and face me, there may be a way out. As party president and head of the family, I still care about you,” he said.

Thackeray said the family members of some rebel MLAs who were camping in Guwahati are in touch with him.

He said, “You are stuck in Guwahati for the last few days. Every day new information is coming out about you and many of you are also in touch. You are still with Shiv Sena in your heart.”

around 40 rebel Shiv Sena MLAs and at least 10 independent MLAs have lodged themselves in a five-star hotel in Guwahati. In his attempt to topple the two and a half year old MVA government.