Mumbai, 23rd June 2022: Shiv Sena has once again appealed to the rebel leader Eknath Shinde and his supporting MLAs sitting in Guwahati, Assam to return to Mumbai.
Speaking to the media today, Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut said that “the MLAs who are outside Maharashtra have raised the issue of Hindutva. Those who want Shiv Sena to leave the MVA alliance should come to Mumbai. Come here with courage and sit and talk together. Come here and talk, Shiv Sena is ready to walk out of Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) too. If the floor test is done then we will win. Come to Mumbai in 24 hours and sit and talk with Uddhav Thackeray.”
He added, “Uddhav Thackeray will soon return to CM residence ‘Varsha’. Our MLAs have been kidnapped. Of the MLAs who are in Guwahati, 21 are in touch with us and they want to come back.”
Meanwhile, Nitin Deshmukh, who came out of the Eknath Shinde camp in Surat, said that many times in the past also, there has been a conspiracy to topple the government.
Deshmukh said, “Some people are talking about Hindutva. If you did not agree in the government, then you had to resign from your post by meeting Uddhav Thackeray. But instead of talking here, they ran away with some MLAs. We demand from the media that the situation prevailing in Maharashtra should also be shown.”
Apart from him, another MLA Kailash Patil said that I was kept in Surat.
Eknath Shinde faction’s show of strength by releasing a video Meanwhile, the Eknath Shinde faction has also supported by releasing the video. 42 MLAs are seen in it, who are showing strength and shouting slogans, ‘Eknath Shinde struggle, we are with you’.
Even after such a big rebellion, strong words are not being used by Shiv Sena for Eknath Shinde and his faction. It is clear from this that Shiv Sena’s stand is soft and it wants to somehow convince the Eknath Shinde faction.
Earlier on Wednesday evening, Uddhav Thackeray also gave an emotional speech and appealed to the rebel MLAs to come back and talk.
Sharad Pawar also conceded defeat – said, be ready to struggle
During the NCP meeting today, Sharad Pawar said that we are with Uddhav Thackeray to save the government. After the meeting, Jayant Patil said that we do not know much. Last evening Pawar sahib met Uddhav Thackeray. We will try to save the government. Apart from this, Sharad Pawar has said that be ready for the struggle to stay out of power.