Maharashtra political crisis highlights, June 22, 2022: Eknath Shinde along with some other MLAs go incommunicado – a day after Monday’s legislative council elections in which MVA suffered a setback.
Updated on Jun 22, 2022 12:12 AM IST
Maharashtra political crisis highlights: In a big setback for the Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA government, Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra urban development minister Eknath Shinde, along with around 11 to 12 other MLAs went “out of reach” after Monday’s legislative council elections. The development comes amid allegations of cross-voting by some Shiv Sena MLAs. After the suspected cross-voting in the MLC poll, Maharashtra CM and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray convened an urgent meeting of all party MLAs on Tuesday noon.
The “missing” Shiv Sena MLAs are said to be camping at a hotel in Gujarat’s Surat, say reports.
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Jun 21, 2022 10:25 PM IST
Rebel Sena MLAs likely to be sent to another BJP-ruled state
Rebel Sena MLAs, currently in BJP-ruled Gujarat, could to be sent to another BJP-ruled state, probably to the northeastern state of Assam.
Jun 21, 2022 09:17 PM IST
Maharashtra Cabinet meet tomorrow
Maharashtra Cabinet to hold meeting at 1pm on Wednesday, reports ANI.
Jun 21, 2022 08:57 PM IST
‘Our MLAs intact, no reason to worry’
I’m in touch with our leaders. Our Congress MLAs are intact, no reason to worry. Today we’re going to have a meeting. BJP playing ‘Operation Kamal’ in all those states wherever there’s Opposition: HK Patil, Maharashtra in-charge, Congress
Jun 21, 2022 08:36 PM IST
Fadnavis returns to Mumbai
BJP leader and former CM Devendra Fadnavis returns to Mumbai after meeting the party’s high command in Delhi.
Jun 21, 2022 08:02 PM IST
BJP’s pattern to topple Oppn govts: Nitin Raut
It’s BJP’s pattern to attempt to topple govts in Opposition-ruled states, be it using the ED, CBI or any means that can be of help…. by hook or by crook. They are in haste to dismantle govt in Maharashtra, but won’t succeed: Maharashtra minister and Congress leader Nitin Raut
Jun 21, 2022 07:16 PM IST
‘Shinde’s stand on alliance with BJP…’: Sanjay Raut
“Eknath Shinde’s stand about an alliance with BJP came out of nowhere today. Milind Narvekar and Ravindra Phatak went to Surat to meet him. Shiv Sena is a party that does not work when conditions are put. The alliance of 25 years had to be cut off due to certain reasons. Everyone, including Eknath Shinde, is aware of why Shiv Sena split with the BJP,” says Sena MP Sanjay Raut. Read
Jun 21, 2022 06:40 PM IST
Sena leaders leave after meeting rebels in Surat
Shiv Sena leaders Milind Narvekar and Ravi Pathak leave from Surat’s Le Meridien hotel after meeting rebel party leaders who are staying there.
Jun 21, 2022 05:47 PM IST
MVA MLAs are upset, says Union minister
I came to know in the morning that some MLAs have come to Surat. I’ve not met any of them but the way BJP got votes in Rajya Sabha and MLC polls shows that MVA MLAs are upset: Bhagwat Karad, Union minister
Jun 21, 2022 05:07 PM IST
‘Our govt is rock solid in Maharashtra’
Our govt is rock solid in Maharashtra, all Congress MLAs, and our alliance is firm. As far as Shiv Sena is concerned, their chief Uddhav Thackery will successfully bring a solution: Deepender Hooda, Congress
Jun 21, 2022 04:49 PM IST
Sena’s Milind Narvekar arrives at Surat hotel
Shiv Sena MLA Milind Narvekar, a close aide of party chief and Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, arrives at the hotel in Surat in which the rebels are lodged.
Jun 21, 2022 04:00 PM IST
Maha govt ‘technically’ in minority, says state BJP chief
As per our information, Eknath Shinde and 35 MLAs have gone. This means technically the state govt is in minority but practically it will take some time for them to be in minority: Chandrakant Patil
Jun 21, 2022 03:35 PM IST
Raut says 9 Sena MLAs taken without consent
Nine Sena MLAs taken to Surat against their consent, their relatives have alleged. Mumbai Police will have to take strict action: Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena
Jun 21, 2022 03:01 PM IST
Sena removes Shinde from party post
Eknath Shinde removed as the group leader of the Sena in the state legislature. MLA Ajay Chaudhari assigned the role. Read
Jun 21, 2022 02:43 PM IST
In first reaction, rebel Eknath Sinde says ‘will not betray Balasaheb’s ideals’
We are Balasaheb Thackeray’s Shiv Sainiks. Balasaheb has taught us Hindutva. We will not betray the ideals of Balasaheb and teachings of Dharmveer Anand Dighe for the sake of power: Eknath Shinde, Shiv Sena ‘rebel’
Jun 21, 2022 02:32 PM IST
Congress deputes Kamal Nath to handle crisis
Congress deputes senior party leader Kamal Nath as AICC observer to Maharashtra in wake of political crisis.
Jun 21, 2022 02:25 PM IST
Nothing happening in Maharashtra, says DK Shivakumar
Nothing is happening in Maharashtra, the MLAs will come back and remain a part of the government in the state. Our government in Maharashtra is and will remain stable: DK Shivakumar, Congress
Jun 21, 2022 02:11 PM IST
We’ll hold talks to understand why it happened: Sharad Pawar
Sharad Pawar said that they “will hold talks to understand with the colleagues to understand why it happened”.
Jun 21, 2022 02:10 PM IST
Sharad Pawar on Maharashtra political crisis
NCP’s Sharad Pawar while addressing on the Maharashtra political crisis said it is ‘third such incident since government formed’.
Jun 21, 2022 02:06 PM IST
Our government in Maharashtra is and will remain stable: Cong’s DK Shivakumar
Nothing is happening in Maharashtra, they will (MLAs) come back and will remain a part of the government in the state. Our government in Maharashtra is and will remain stable: Congress leader DK Shivakumar on the political situation in Maharashtra. (ANI)
Jun 21, 2022 02:01 PM IST
Maharashtra ruling coalition tackles crisis at hand, BJP hits out
Maharashtra’s ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi is handling a major political crisis after one of its top ministers – Eknath Shinde – went incommunicado and was later reported to be in Gujarat’s Surat with several other lawmakers. Read top 10 points on the crisis here.
Jun 21, 2022 01:45 PM IST
105 BJP MLAs from Maha being shifted to a resort near Sanand: Reports
There is a strong buzz that 105 BJP MLAs from Maharashtra are being shifted to a resort near Sanand, say unconfirmed reports.
Jun 21, 2022 01:22 PM IST
Sena delegation likely to go to Surat to meet Eknath Shinde
A delegation of Shiv Sena leaders, including a senior figure and close aide to chief minister Uddhav Thackeray is expected to go to Surat to meet Eknath Shinde.
Jun 21, 2022 01:20 PM IST
BJP’s Narayan Rane hails Eknath Shinde’s ‘move’
BJP’s Narayan Rane on Tuesday wrote on Twitter: “Well done Eknathji, you have made the right decision at the right time, otherwise you would have been happy soon.”
Jun 21, 2022 01:18 PM IST
Sena’s Sanjay Raut likely to skip opposition meet today
Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut is likely to skip the opposition meeting to decide the president candidate today.
Jun 21, 2022 01:16 PM IST
Devendra Fadnavis has gone to distribute sweets among our party leaders in Delhi: Chandrakant Patil
Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil told news agency ANI that Devendra Fadnavis has gone to distribute sweets among our party leaders in Delhi”.
Jun 21, 2022 01:01 PM IST
Fadnavis reaches Delhi to meet Amit Shah
Former Maharashtra chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis is in Delhi to meet union home minister Amit Shah amid the political turmoil in Maharashtra.
Jun 21, 2022 01:00 PM IST
We’re minutely observing the turn of events: Chandrakant Patil
Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil said that they are “minutely observing the situation” in the state.
Jun 21, 2022 12:54 PM IST
Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan on the political crisis
Let’s not go into ifs and buts. The voting (MLC) took place only yesterday. Our majority (numbers) have 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 government. (ANI)
Jun 21, 2022 12:45 PM IST
Nana Patole slams BJP over political crisis in Maharashtra
Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole has slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for ‘misuse of power’ as the Shiv Sena-Congress-Nationalist Congress Party government battles a potential crisis. Read more
Jun 21, 2022 12:41 PM IST
Uddhav Thackeray calls for meeting of senior leaders
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has called for a meeting of senior leaders amid reports Eknath Shinde is in BJP-ruled Gujarat and is ‘out of touch’.
Jun 21, 2022 12:40 PM IST
We are in touch with our MLAs who are in Surat: Sanjay Raut
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: Sanjay Raut
Jun 21, 2022 12:34 PM IST
Sanjay Raut says ‘MLAs are in Surat’
I have heard that our MLAs are in Surat, Gujarat and they are not being allowed to leave: Sanjay Raut
Jun 21, 2022 12:30 PM IST
Sanjay Raut addresses media
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut addressed media over the political crisis in Maharashtra.
Jun 21, 2022 12:26 PM IST
Group of Shiv Sena MLAs go incommunicado
Maharashtra minister and senior Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde along with some other MLAs has gone incommunicado, said reports – a day after the ruling Maha Vikas Agahdi (MVA) witnessed a setback in the state Legislative Council polls.
Maha crisis: Eknath Shinde, rebel Sena MLAs leave Surat hotel to fly to Guwahati
These MLAs sat in a luxury bus during early hours of Wednesday as they were being taken to the airport, from where they will be shifted to another BJP-ruled state Assam by air, sources said.
Published on Jun 22, 2022 04:26 AM IST
PM Modi to attend BRICS summit hosted by China on virtual mode
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Opening Ceremony of the BRICS Business Forum on 22 June 2022 by means of a recorded keynote speech prior to the commencement of the summit.
Updated on Jun 22, 2022 01:47 AM IST
In Droupadi Murmu, India set to get first tribal President
From a Santhal village in Odisha’s remote Mayurbhanj district, class 3 state government employee, to school teacher, to politician, to India’s first woman tribal governor, Droupadi Murmu’s rise has been close to meteoric.
Published on Jun 22, 2022 01:12 AM IST
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Fauji reveals that he got the weapons an hour before Sidhu Moose Wala’s murder
NEW DELHI: Arms and ammunitions used in the murder of Punjabi singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moosewala were delivered just an hour before the incident on May 29 by some motorcycle-borne unknown people, Priyavrat Fauji, one of the six shooters involved in the killing, told the Delhi Police special cell, senior officers said on Tuesday
Published on Jun 22, 2022 01:11 AM IST
Yashwant Sinha’s journey in BJP marked by strong rise and abrupt fall
In 2013, when preparations were underway for the next years’ general election, Yashwant Sinha set off a flutter by pitching the then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi’s name for Prime Minister, even before the Bharatiya Janata Party high command had arrived at a collective decision
Published on Jun 22, 2022 01:08 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi questioned over 12 hours on 5th day in National Herald case
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for over 12 hours on Tuesday, the fifth day of his appearance in connection with the agency’s money laundering probe linked to the National Herald newspaper
Updated on Jun 22, 2022 01:04 AM IST
Odisha: Three CRPF personnel killed in Maoist attack
Senior officials of Odisha police said jawans of the 216 battalion of CRPF were engaged in a road opening exercise near Bhaisadani village under Boden police station area of Nuapada district
Published on Jun 22, 2022 01:00 AM IST
Four terrorists killed in J&K encounters
Four terrorists belonging to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), including one involved in the killing of a sub-inspector last week, were killed in two separate encounters in Kashmir on Tuesday, police said
Published on Jun 22, 2022 12:57 AM IST
MVA crisis: Surat hotel turns into fortress for Sena MLAs
A five-star hotel in Surat housing rebel Maharashtra minister Eknath Shinde and other MLAs has turned into a fortress with nearly 400 policemen guarding it since early Tuesday morning.
Updated on Jun 22, 2022 04:36 AM IST
India-led UN panel votes to bring back sanctions on two Taliban leaders
A UN Security Council sanctions committee currently led by India has voted to remove two middle-ranking Taliban leaders from a sanctions exemption list because of the Taliban’s failure to deliver on pledges to protect the rights of women and children
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Ruchika Kamboj appointed India’s new ambassador to U.N.
Kamboj, currently ambassador to Bhutan and an officer of the 1987 batch of the Indian Foreign Service, is expected to take up the assignment shortly, the external affairs ministry said
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Maharashtra fallout: Fadnavis’s skill, shrewdness back in spotlight amid crisis
Two-and-half years ago, Devendra Fadnavis, then the chief minister of Maharashtra famously said Mee Punha Yein (I shall return) on the last day of the final session of his government. The phrase ended up being his campaign slogan as well.
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Panneerselvam seeks police help to stop AIADMK meet
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‘Minutes manipulated’: CBI arrests Biocon executive, 4 others
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66-year-old Kerala man gets 81 yrs in jail for raping minor
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