Maharashtra political crisis highlights: All Congress MLAs intact, says party’s state in-charge HK Patil

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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.


Surat: Police outside a hotel during meeting of Maharashtra's MPs and MLAs, in Surat, Tuesday, June 21, 2022. (PTI Photo) 
Surat: Police outside a hotel during meeting of Maharashtra’s MPs and MLAs, in Surat, Tuesday, June 21, 2022. (PTI Photo) 

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. 

Follow all the updates here:

  • 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.

Eknath Shinde, along with 30 odd MLAs, leaves for Guwahati from Surat in the wee hours of Wednesday. (Kunal Patil/ Hindustan Times)(HT_PRINT)

Eknath Shinde, along with 30 odd MLAs, leaves for Guwahati from Surat in the wee hours of Wednesday. (Kunal Patil/ Hindustan Times)(HT_PRINT)

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.

BRICS countries(Reuters | Representational Image)

BRICS countries(Reuters | Representational Image)

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.

Droupadi Murmu is on the cusp of becoming the first tribal woman to be President of India.

Droupadi Murmu is on the cusp of becoming the first tribal woman to be President of India.

Published on Jun 22, 2022 01:12 AM IST

ByDebabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar

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

New Delhi, India - May 31, 2022: Police personnel deployed during a candle march by Indian Youth Congress (IYC) as a mark of tribute to Congress leader Siddhu Moosewala, at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

New Delhi, India – May 31, 2022: Police personnel deployed during a candle march by Indian Youth Congress (IYC) as a mark of tribute to Congress leader Siddhu Moosewala, at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

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

**EDS: FILE PHOTO** New Delhi: In this, Monday, July 15, 2019, file photo, former union minister Yashwant Sinha at the release of his autobiography 'Relentless', in New Delhi. Yashwant Sinha has been unanimously chosen as the joint opposition candidate for presidential elections in 2022. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)(PTI06_21_2022_000302A) (PTI)

**EDS: FILE PHOTO** New Delhi: In this, Monday, July 15, 2019, file photo, former union minister Yashwant Sinha at the release of his autobiography ‘Relentless’, in New Delhi. Yashwant Sinha has been unanimously chosen as the joint opposition candidate for presidential elections in 2022. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)(PTI06_21_2022_000302A) (PTI)

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

New Delhi, India - June 14, 2022: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with party leaders at AICC headquarters before leaving for the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office to appear in the National Herald case, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)

New Delhi, India – June 14, 2022: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with party leaders at AICC headquarters before leaving for the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office to appear in the National Herald case, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)

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

The Nuapada ambush was the highest casualty suffered by personnel of central paramilitary forces in Odisha in the last four-and-a-half years

The Nuapada ambush was the highest casualty suffered by personnel of central paramilitary forces in Odisha in the last four-and-a-half years

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

Srinagar, June 21 (ANI): Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel keeps a vigil during the 8th International Yoga Day, in Srinagar on Tuesday. (ANI Photo) (Imran Nissar)

Srinagar, June 21 (ANI): Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel keeps a vigil during the 8th International Yoga Day, in Srinagar on Tuesday. (ANI Photo) (Imran Nissar)

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.

Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde and the legislators arrived at the hotel on Dumas Road on Monday night.

Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde and the legislators arrived at the hotel on Dumas Road on Monday night.

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

The decision was taken because of the Taliban’s failure to deliver on pledges to protect the rights of women and children. (AP)

The decision was taken because of the Taliban’s failure to deliver on pledges to protect the rights of women and children. (AP)

Published on Jun 22, 2022 12:52 AM IST

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

FILE PHOTO: The United Nations headquarters building is pictured though a window with the UN logo in the foreground in the Manhattan borough of New York August 15, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (REUTERS)

FILE PHOTO: The United Nations headquarters building is pictured though a window with the UN logo in the foreground in the Manhattan borough of New York August 15, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (REUTERS)

Updated on Jun 22, 2022 12:52 AM IST

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.

BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis along with BJP party MLAs celebrate after winning all 5 seat in MLC election at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai on Monday. (HT photo)

BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis along with BJP party MLAs celebrate after winning all 5 seat in MLC election at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai on Monday. (HT photo)

Updated on Jun 22, 2022 04:35 AM IST

Panneerselvam seeks police help to stop AIADMK meet

Hectic developments marked the on-going political churn within Tamil Nadu’s main opposition, the AIADMK, over the single leadership issue.

O Paneerselvam and former Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami are occupying positions as coordinator and joint coordinator. (PTI)

O Paneerselvam and former Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami are occupying positions as coordinator and joint coordinator. (PTI)

Published on Jun 22, 2022 12:50 AM IST

‘Minutes manipulated’: CBI arrests Biocon executive, 4 others

Biocon Biologics denied the allegations, saying its request and the waiver recommendation it received conformed to the standards and protocols

‘Minutes manipulated’: CBI arrests Biocon executive, 4 others

‘Minutes manipulated’: CBI arrests Biocon executive, 4 others

Published on Jun 22, 2022 12:49 AM IST

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66-year-old Kerala man gets 81 yrs in jail for raping minor

The court also given a five years’ jail term for the offence of kidnapping a woman to induce her to illicit intercourse and one year for molestation under the IPC.

A fast-track court in Kerala’s Idukki district on Tuesday sentenced a 66-year-old man to 81 years in jail for raping and impregnating a 15 -year-old girl two years ago. (Representative Photo)

A fast-track court in Kerala’s Idukki district on Tuesday sentenced a 66-year-old man to 81 years in jail for raping and impregnating a 15 -year-old girl two years ago. (Representative Photo)

Published on Jun 22, 2022 12:49 AM IST

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