Shinde In Guwahati, Claims Support Of 46 Legislators | Guwahati News


Guwahati: As the Maharashtra political crisis deepened on Wednesday, 34 rebel Shiv Sena legislators, who were flown in from Surat, moved fast to pass a resolution in support of Eknathrao Sambhaji Shinde’s leadership and said that severing ties with BJP after 2019 polls “had a tremendous negative impact upon the voters and the party cadre at large.”
The epicentre of the crisis in the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government shifted over 2,700 km away to Guwahati early Wednesday morning after Shinde and all his men were brought in by two buses of Assam State Transport Corporation to Radisson Blu hotel in Guwahati, where two local BJP ministers received them.
Few hours later, five more Maharashtra legislators joined Shinde at the hotel. “Right now, we have 46 MLAs with us here, including seven Independent MLAs. The rest 39 are from Shiv Sena,” Shinde told reporters.
A plane carrying Shiv Sena dissident leader Eknath Shinde and his team, which included non-legislators as well, landed at the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at around 7 am where a BJP MP and an MLA from the state received them, even as the BJP leadership elsewhere maintained that this was Sena’s internal matter and BJP was in no way involved with the developments.
Shinde told the media at the airport, “We are 40 MLAs here and we will take forward Balasaheb Thackeray’s Hindutva ideology.”
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited the hotel, which has been turned into a heavily fortified area, and left minutes before the rebels arrived.