Mumbai : With efforts to placate dissenters failing, the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition is set to fall apart. According to inside sources, the Shiv Sena – NCP – Congress govt is on way to resign. Things look like Assembly is likely to dissolve, said Shiv Sena leader and close aide of Chief Minster Uddhav Thackeray, Sanjay Raut.
Aditya Thackeray, minister and son of Uddhav Thackeray, removed the prefix of ‘Minister’ to his name on the official Twitter bio.
Uddhav Thackeray has called an urgent meeting of ministers at 1 pm, the aftermath of which will paint a clearer picture.
The Crisis : Trouble began Tuesday when Sena strongman Eknath Shinde, the Urban Development Minister camped at first in Gujarat claiming to have 29 MLAs in his fold. He shifted from there to Guwahati later at midnight and the MLA numbers according to Shinde now has risen to 40. Shinde remains a Sena man but insists his party must align with BJP and form the government.
Strength profile : The 288-member State legislative assembly requires any party or alliance tohave 144 MLAs to remain in power. The Shiv Sena currently has 55 MLAs, the NCP 53 and Congress 44.
The Maha Vikas Aghadi govt had won trust vote on the Assembly floor on 30 Nov, 2019 with 169 MLA’s voting in its favour. The BJP had won 105 seats in 2019 but increased its tally since, after wresting Parndharpur seat from NCP in byelection.