Jun 21, 2022 3:44 PM (IST)
Sena MLA Nitin Deshmukh’s wife files complaint of her husband going ‘missing’
Amid Maharashtra minister Eknath Shinde and some Shiv Sena MLAs going incommunicado, party legislator Nitin Deshmukh’s wife has filed a police complaint of her husband going ‘missing’, a police official said on Tuesday. Nitin Deshmukh is the Shiv Sena MLA from Balapur in Akola district. His wife Pranjali Deshmukh filed a complaint at the Civil Lines police station in Akola, stating that her husband was not reachable since Monday night, and asked police to find him soon, the official said. Earlier in the day, sources said Shinde and some other Shiv Sena MLAs are camping at a hotel in Gujarat’s Surat city. The political developments came a day after the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) suffered a setback in the Maharashtra Legislative Council polls when it lost one out of the six seats it contested.
Jun 21, 2022 3:37 PM (IST)
No proposal regarding government formation: Maharashtra BJP chief
It’s too early to say anything, we’re currently waiting & keeping an eye on the situation. Nor Eknath Shinde has sent proposal to BJP for govt formation, neither the BJP has sent any proposal to him. So far, there has not been any proposal regarding government formation neither from the BJP nor from Eknath Shinde but anything can happen in politics at any time: Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil
Jun 21, 2022 3:00 PM (IST)
BJP MLA Sanjay Kute arrives at Surat hotel
BJP MLA Sanjay Kute arrives at Surat hotel to meet Eknath Shinde and other Shiv Sena MLAs.
Jun 21, 2022 2:58 PM (IST)
Shiv Sena removes Eknath Shinde as leader of legislative party group
Shiv Sena has removed Eknath Shinde as leader of the legislative party group. Eknath Shinde has turned rebel along with some MLAs. They are currently at a Surat hotel. Sewri MLA Ajay Chaudhary to be the new Shiv Sena legislative party leader.
Jun 21, 2022 2:57 PM (IST)
Shiv Sena’s internal issue: Pawar
Shiv Sena has the responsibility of the CM and the deputy CM is from NCP. It is Shiv Sena’s internal issue (Ekanth Shinde going to Surat). We will be with Shiv Sena and there’s no conflict in the alliance: Sharad Pawar
Jun 21, 2022 2:42 PM (IST)
‘Eknath Shinde never conveyed that he wants to be CM’
Eknath Shinde has never conveyed to us that he wants to be CM…This is an internal issue of Shiv Sena, whatever they decide we’re with them.We don’t think there is any need for change in the govt: NCP’s Sharad Pawar on some MLAs of Shiv Sena&Eknath Shinde currently not reachable
Jun 21, 2022 2:40 PM (IST)
Partywise strength in Maharashtra Assembly
Jun 21, 2022 2:38 PM (IST)
Eknath Shinde’s first reaction
Jun 21, 2022 2:17 PM (IST)
MVA govt will continue under Uddhav’s leadership: Pawar
Sharad Pawar said that the MVA government will continue in Maharashtra under the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray.
Jun 21, 2022 2:14 PM (IST)
Will talk to partners on MLC poll loss: Pawar
We aren’t angry with anyone. We will talk to our partners on why this happened (MLC poll loss). I am confident we will reach a solution: NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar
Jun 21, 2022 2:09 PM (IST)
Third such incident happening in Maharashtra in 3 years: Pawar
NCP chief Sharad Pawar said that this is the third such incident happening in Maharashtra in 3 years. Two attempts were made earlier. The government is running very fine from the last 2.5 years.
Jun 21, 2022 2:06 PM (IST)
Kamal Nath will go to Maharashtra tomorrow
Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath will go to Maharashtra tomorrow in the morning. The Congress is a constituent of the ruling MVA in Maharashtra.
Jun 21, 2022 2:05 PM (IST)
NCP leaders meet in Mumbai
A meeting of the NCP leaders are currently underway in Mumbai. Deputy CM Ajit Pawar, Jayant Patil and Chhagan Bhujbal are present at the meeting. The NCP’s prime task is to keep its MLAs intact.
Jun 21, 2022 1:57 PM (IST)
Sharad Pawar may meet Uddhav
NCP leader Sharad Pawar could meet Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in the evening today, sources said. Sharad Pawar is currently in Delhi. He will address the media shortly.
Jun 21, 2022 1:55 PM (IST)
Uddhav to send two Sena leaders to Surat
Uddhav Thackeray has decided to send two party leaders to Surat for talks with Eknath Shinde. Shinde and some Sena MLAs have gone incommunicado since last night. The leaders are: Milind Narvekar and Ravindra Phatak.
Jun 21, 2022 1:22 PM (IST)
Uddhav Thackeray meets Sena leaders
A meeting was underway on Tuesday between Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Shiv Sena top leaders and MLAs, even as state minister Eknath Shinde was camping along with some party legislators in Gujarat. The meeting is being attended by party MLAs Sunil Kadam, Dada Bhuse, Neelam Gorhe, MPs Arvind Sawant and Vinayak Raut, MLC Manisha Kayande and other leaders.
Jun 21, 2022 1:05 PM (IST)
Sena MLA Nitin Deshmukh admitted to hospital in Surat
Shiv Sena MLA Nitin Deshmukh was admitted to a hospital in Surat as he complained of health-related issues. He was brought back to the hotel after his checkup.
Jun 21, 2022 12:58 PM (IST)
Who is Eknath Shinde
Eknath Shinde is a Shiv Sena leader and Minister in the MVA government. Shinde is Sena’s big leader in Thane and is credited for the party’s rise in the state. He had recently accompanied Uddhav Thackeray’s son Aditya Thackeray on his trip to Ayodhya.
Jun 21, 2022 12:53 PM (IST)
Chandrakant Patil blames Sanjay Raut for frosty relations between BJP & Sena
Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil also claimed that Sanjay Raut was solely responsible for frosty relations between the Sena and the BJP. “He (Raut) is also doing a lot of damage to the state…and he is doing it on someone’s behalf,” the BJP leader further claimed. The Shiv Sena had snapped ties with long-term ally after the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly polls over the issue of sharing the chief ministerial post. The Sena later tied-up with the NCP and Congress to form government in the state.
Jun 21, 2022 12:52 PM (IST)
‘Shiv Sena’s internal matter’: BJP leader Chandrakant Patil
Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil said that it is Shiv Sena’s internal matter. “We are not aware why Shinde went to Surat with his party colleagues. We have nothing to do with his move.” “If the BJP receives any proposal from Eknath Shinde to form government, we would definitely consider it seriously. After all, we all have worked together in the past, hence it is much better to work and run a government with them,” he said.
Jun 21, 2022 12:48 PM (IST)
Maharashtra: Congress legislative party meet today
I don’t know what strategy was decided but we know he(Chandrakant Handore)had received several first preference votes. Still, he received very few votes. It’s a matter of concern and sends out wrong message. Congress legislative party meet called today: Prithviraj Chavan
Jun 21, 2022 12:46 PM (IST)
Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan on Maharashtra political crisis
I will not comment on what is happening with any other party but we will discuss it in the right place if it is needed. This is not something to be discussed in public. Let’s not go into ifs and buts. Voting (MLC) took place only yesterday. Our majority (numbers) has gone down a little, it is a matter of concern: Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan when asked if he can see the MVA losing numbers which will ultimately result in the toppling of the govt
Jun 21, 2022 12:45 PM (IST)
Several Sena leaders unhappy with govt: BJP leader
Senior BJP leader and former state minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said his party has been consistently raising objections over the Shiv Sena-led government’s style of functioning. “There was no secret that several Sena leaders were unhappy with the government as well,” he said. Asked if the BJP would try to form government with the support of Shiv Sena ‘rebel’ MLAs, Mungantiwar said he would not comment on it as he has not spoken to his party colleagues about these developments.
Jun 21, 2022 12:41 PM (IST)
Maharashtra crisis: BJP says no role in it
Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil on Tuesday said his party has got nothing to do with political developments in the ruling Shiv Sena, whose minister Eknath Shinde has gone incommunicado along with some MLAs. But, Patil also said if the BJP receives any proposal from Eknath Shinde to form government, they would “definitely consider it”.
Jun 21, 2022 12:17 PM (IST)
We are in touch with MLAs who are in Surat: Raut
I have heard that our MLAs are in Surat, Gujarat and they are not being allowed to leave. But they will certainly return as all of them are dedicated to Shiv Sena. I trust that all our MLAs will return and everything will be fine. We are in touch with our MLAs who are in Surat now. We are discussing the situation with Uddhav Thackeray Ji and Pawar Sahib. Those working with the thought that they are kingmakers will be unsuccessful: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut
Jun 21, 2022 12:10 PM (IST)
Eknath Shinde is a true Shiv Sainik, he will return: Sanjay Raut
Some MLAs of Shiv Sena and Eknath Shinde are currently not reachable. Efforts are being made to topple the MVA government but BJP has to remember that Maharashtra is very different from Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh. I know Eknath Shinde Ji, he is a true Shiv Sainik. He will return without any conditions: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut
Jun 21, 2022 12:09 PM (IST)
Narayan Rane’s tweet on Eknath Shinde
Jun 21, 2022 12:08 PM (IST)
BJP misusing power: Nana Patole
BJP misuses its power, they are taking the Indian democracy towards untruthfulness. I am sure the truth will win. I have called a meeting of all Maharashtra Congress leaders today: Maharashtra Congress leader Nana Patole on MLC elections
Jun 21, 2022 12:07 PM (IST)
Maharashtra not Sena’s property, says BJP
Maharashtra is different but is it their property? BJP is the largest party here, Devendra Fadnavis a popular leader. It is nobody’s property. It can see what you did in 2.5 yrs. It’s our duty to set things right. We care for Maharashtra, they care about power. Whatever is right for the people of Maharashtra will be done. Their interest is more important than their power. If it’s needed for Maharashtra such a movement can take place: BJP leader Pravin Darekar
Jun 21, 2022 12:05 PM (IST)
Communication established with Eknath Shinde: Sanjay Raut
Maharashtra minister and senior Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde is not in Mumbai, but communication has been established with him, party MP Sanjay Raut said on Tuesday. Talking to reporters in Mumbai, Raut said it is a fact that contact with some MLAs could not be established on Monday night after the Legislative Council polls, but the party has been able to reach out to some of them now. “Eknath Shinde is not Mumbai, but communication has been established with him,” Raut said. However, Raut did not elaborate on the number of MLAs who have gone incommunicado along with Shinde.
Jun 21, 2022 12:04 PM (IST)
Congress leaders meet at Balasaheb Thorat’s residence
Jun 21, 2022 10:45 AM (IST)
‘MLAs have shown their dissatisfaction’
BJP’s winning candidate claimed that cross-voting happened among members of Shiv Sena and Congress. “We are very happy. Maharashtra has shown faith in the BJP. Cross-voting happened among members of Shiv Sena and Congress. Otherwise, we would not have received so many votes. BJP will get more victory and receive 134 votes,” said BJP leader Pravin Darekar. He further said that independent MLAs have shown their dissatisfaction with the state government.
Jun 21, 2022 10:40 AM (IST)
Jun 21, 2022 10:40 AM (IST)
Maharashtra political crisis: How numbers stack up
MVA MLAs: Shiv Sena – 55 | NCP – 54 | Congress – 44 | Independent MLAs – 10. Small parties: BVA – 3 | SP – 2 | Prahar Janshakti Party – 2 | CPI (ML) – 1 [Total 171]
BJP: 106 + 3 (Independent) + 16 (small parties’ MLAs)
Jun 21, 2022 10:36 AM (IST)
Eknath Shinde to address media at noon
Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde is likely to address the media at noon from the Surat hotel. Shinde is upset with the party leadership for not involving in the MLC election exercise.
Jun 21, 2022 10:34 AM (IST)
BJP leader Narayan Rane speaks on political crisis in Maharashtra
No comments should be made on such things, else what is the point of being unreachable: Union Minister & BJP leader Narayan Rane on Maharashtra minister & Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde who is reportedly “unreachable”
Jun 21, 2022 10:29 AM (IST)
Devendra Fadnavis leaves for Delhi
BJP leader and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has left for Delhi. His Delhi visit comes in the backdrop of fresh political crisis in Maharashtra that cropped soon after the result of the MLC election was announced.
Jun 21, 2022 10:26 AM (IST)
NCP targets BJP after loss in MLC election
NCP leader Jayant Patil alleged that there was horse-trading, while party MP Supriya Sule said the BJP won because of “MED” (Money and Enforcement Directorate).
Jun 21, 2022 10:22 AM (IST)
Shiv Sena, NCP call emergency meet
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has called an emergency meeting after the MVA’s loss in the MLC election. NCP chief Sharad Pawar has also called an emergency meeting of his party leaders in view of the fresh political crisis in Maharashtra.
Jun 21, 2022 10:18 AM (IST)
Tight security outside Eknath Shinde’s residence
Police personnel have been deployed outside the residence of Eknath Shinde in Mumbai. Shinde is currently staying at a Surat hotel with around 10 Shiv Sena MLAs.
Jun 21, 2022 10:16 AM (IST)
Several Shiv Sena MLAs with Shinde at Surat hotel
At least 10 Shiv Sena MLAs are unreachable. They are currently staying at a five-star hotel in Surat. The MLAs include Prakash Surve, Prakash Abitkar, Geeta Jain, Balaji Kinikar, Bharat Gogawale, Mahendra Dalvi, Mahendra Thorve, Shrinivas Vanga, Shantaram More and more.
Jun 21, 2022 10:04 AM (IST)
‘Upset’ Eknath Shinde moves to Surat hotel
Eknath Shinde is believed to be upset with the party leadership. The Shiv Sena is in trouble after several MLAs defied the party line in the MLC election and voted in favour of the opposition.
Jun 21, 2022 10:03 AM (IST)
Shiv Sena’s Eknath Shinde unreachable
Top Shiv Sena leader and Uddhav’s minister Eknath Shinde is unreachable. It is believed that Shinde has moved to a hotel in Surat with 10 party MLAs.
Jun 21, 2022 9:58 AM (IST)
‘Internal sabotage’, says Congress leader
Sanjay Nirupam, another Congress leader, said there was an internal sabotage.
Jun 21, 2022 9:57 AM (IST)
What next for MVA ?
The latest outcome has once again raised questions over the cohesiveness and coordination among the MVA allies — Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress. Sena had in 2019 ended its ties with the BJP and sided with NCP and Congress after the Assembly election results. The alliance government is headed by Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray.
Jun 21, 2022 9:57 AM (IST)
Big boost for BJP in Maharashtra
The results of the Council polls have come as a major boost to the BJP, which just 10 days ago, managed to win a third Rajya Sabha seat from Maharashtra despite lacking in numbers in the Assembly and in the process defeated its former ally Shiv Sena. The Uddhav Thackeray-led party had fielded two candidates for the Rajya Sabha polls, but one of them, Sanjay Pawar lost.
Jun 21, 2022 9:57 AM (IST)
MLC election result an indication of unrest among MVA MLAs: BJP
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis said that the result is an indication of unrest among MLAs against the state government. The BJP has 106 MLAs in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. It is the single largest party in the Assembly. The remaining votes for its candidates have either come from independent MLAs or those from small parties or from other parties.
Jun 21, 2022 9:56 AM (IST)
Congress reacts to loss in MLC election
Congress leader and Minister Balasaheb Thorat said the party can not blame others as its own MLAs did not vote for its candidate. “No one can be blamed when we don’t get our first preference votes. We can’t blame anyone. We have to look within. We have to introspect where we have gone wrong. We, as the government, have to introspect,” he said.
Jun 21, 2022 9:56 AM (IST)
Maharashtra MLC Result: BJP’s winning candidates
The BJP had fielded Darekar, Ram Shinde, Uma Khapre, Shrikant Bharatiya and Prasad Lad. The first four bagged the minimum quota of votes in the first round. The fifth candidate of the BJP and Congress nominee Bhai Jagtap secured sufficient number of votes in the second round. The second Congress candidate, Chandrakant Handore, secured 22 first preference votes, while Jagtap got 19, but the latter managed to get more second preference votes. Handore could not make it to the finishing line.
Jun 21, 2022 9:55 AM (IST)
Maharashtra MLC Election Results
Eight candidates, four of the BJP and two each of the Shiv Sena and NCP, secured a minimum quota of 26 votes each to win in the first round of voting. Chairman of Legislative Council and NCP candidate Ramraje Nimbalkar, Leader of Opposition in the Council Pravin Darekar of the BJP and former BJP minister and now NCP nominee Eknath Khadse won in the first round. Both the candidates of the Shiv Sena — Sachin Ahir and Aamshya Padavi – also won. Congress’ two nominees, however, failed to secure the minimum quota of first preference votes.
Jun 21, 2022 9:55 AM (IST)
BJP’s 5th candidate secures support from ruling MLAs
While the BJP had enough numbers in the Assembly to get four nominees elected to the Council easily, its fifth candidate Prasad Lad, too, made it to the Upper House of the state legislature. Lad secured support from MLAs outside his party. MVA candidate Chandrakant Handore (Congress), a former minister and a Dalit leader, lost.
Jun 21, 2022 9:54 AM (IST)
Maharashtra MLC Election Result: BJP wins 5 seats
The BJP won five seats in the Maharashtra Legislative Council election while the Shiv Sena and NCP bagged two seats each. Congress won 1 seat. Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress are ruling partners in Maharashtra.