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Maharashtra Crisis : Thackeray Stays Put; Will Not Resign; Moves To Disqualify Rebel MLAs

Web Desk(TVM)Updated: Friday Jun 24, 2022

Mumbai : With reconciliatory efforts failing to make headway,  Shiv Sena prepares to confront coup on the Assembly floor. Will not bow to rebel moves, nor will  Udhav Thackeray resign as CM, clarified Shiv Sena in an official statement.

With more MLAs jumping onto rebel wagon, Udhav Thackeray on Thursday had offered to exit  Maha Vikas Agadhi(MVA) alliance if the rebels returned. However, Eknath Shinde, spearheading the dissent, turned down the proposal. Following this, the Mumbai leadership changed its stance declaring  it will not bow to rebel pressures and would rather  face  floor test  at the  Assembly.

'We will  fight to max extent to preserve the broader alliance', NCP supremo Sharad Pawar told  media  after speaking with Udhav Thackeray. Udhav is now on full offensive  and submitted letter to Speaker seeking to disqualify the rebel MLAs apart from issuing Whip to 12 rebel MLAs.