Rebel Shiv Sena MLAs land at Goa airport, move to hotel for overnight stay

Rebel Maharashtra Shiv Sena MLAs led by Eknath Shinde on Wednesday evening landed at Dabolim airport in Goa from Guwahati en route to Mumbai. The MLAs arrived at the Dabolim airport by a chartered flight and headed towards a five-star hotel at Dona Paula near Panaji in special buses. Airport sources stated that the chartered … Read more

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray resigns

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday night resigned from his post following the Supreme Court allowing the floor test on Thursday as per the Governor’s directions. Addressing the people, the Chief Minister said that the Center was sending paramilitary forces and CRPF to Mumbai ahead of the floor test. “I am submitting my resignation. … Read more

Rebel Shiv Sena MLAs, led by Eknath Shinde, leave Guwahati hotel for airport

Maharashtra MLAs, led by dissident Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde, checked out of the hotel in Guwahati and left for the airport on Wednesday evening. After delaying their departure by around two hours, the dissident MLAs decided to leave for Goa, from where they will go to Mumbai for the floor test on Thursday, sources … Read more

Thackeray redistributes rebel ministers’ portfolios

The statement issued by the Maharashtra government said that the Prime Minister has handed over the portfolios of five Cabinet and four Ministers of State to other ministers ensuring smooth functioning of departments during the monsoon season. The rebel leader Eknath Shinde’s portfolios – urban development and public undertaking have been given to senior Sena … Read more

Eknath Shinde’s removal as Sena group leader in Maha Assembly valid: Deputy Speaker

Maharashtra Legislative Assembly’s Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal on Thursday said he had approved the appointment of Ajay Choudhary as the Shiv Sena’s group leader in the House, replacing rebel legislator Eknath Shinde. The Shiv Sena on Tuesday removed Shinde as the party’s group leader in the Assembly, hours after he revolted and and traveled to … Read more

Why did Shiv Sena land in crisis?

In November 2019 when Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray was sworn in as Maharashtra Chief Minister at a grand ceremony in Mumbai’s Shivaji Park, Eknath Shinde was among the two party leaders who took oath along with him. With Uddhav becoming the first Thackeray to hold a constitutional position in the government, senior leaders including … Read more