Jun 22, 2022 11:00 pm
Maharashtra’s Chief Minister leaves the his official residence Varsha and moved back to Matoshree, the residence of Thackeray family at Bandra, Mumbai. This move comes with a huge political Crisis in Maharashtra with Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde, who is currently camping in BJP-ruled Assam with a large number party MLAs.
The CM left his official residence amid chants ‘Uddhav tum aage badho, hum tumhare saath hain’ (Uddhav, you go ahead, we are with you). Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray along with his mother Rashmi Thackeray and brother Tejas Thackeray also left Varsha along with the chief minister.
The chief minister, in his virtual address to the state, said he is ready to resign from the post even if a single MLA from the party has lost their trust in him, but asked them to meet him and say it on his face.
Breaking his silence over the revolt, Thackeray said he has no hunger for the CM's chair, but wanted to know if the rebellion will help bring back another Shiv Sainik to the post.
Shinde has said the Sena needs to come out of the “unnatural alliance” for the party's survival. Thackeray heads a coalition government with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress.
Meanwhile, amid reports of Pawar advising Thackeray on giving up the top job to the rebel leader, Sena MP Sanjay Raut said no such discussions happened during the NCP leader's visit to the CM's residence.
“Uddhav Thackeray is Maharashtra chief minister and he will remain so,” he said.