Shiv Sena seeks disqualification of 12 rebels MLAs, Eknath Shinde one of them | Mumbai news

Swapnil Rawal reports | Written by Sohini Goswami

The Shiv Sena has called for the disqualification of 12 MLAs in the wake of Uddhav Thackeray-led government crisis in Maharashtra, led by dissident leader Eknath Shinde.

Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant said Shinde was among the legislators trying to disqualify the party from the assembly. “It’s a legal fight and now a political fight,” Sawant said.

Sanjay Shirzat, Sandeepan Bumre, Tanaji Sawant, Bharat Gogawale, Abdul Sattar, Lata Sonawane, Yamini Jadhav, Prakash Survey, Anil Babar, Balaji Kinnikar and Mahesh Shinde are the other rebel lawmakers named in the list.

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Reports of the move came just hours after NCP President Sharad Pawar said that the future of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MV) government would be decided on the floor of the assembly and the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress coalition would prove a majority in confidence. Vote.

Meanwhile, six more MLAs from Maharashtra and the MLC arrived in Surat city in Gujarat early in the morning and then the party rebels on two chartered flights to Guwahati, Assam, currently housed in a luxury hotel. Both states have BJP administration.

Those involved in the rebellion include army legislator Dadaji Bhoose, who has not yet decided on his next move. Others were MLA Sanjay Rathod and MLC Ravindra Fatak. Fatak is believed to be a close associate of the chief minister and was flown to Surat as an ambassador for rebel lawmakers initially camping before the camps were shifted.

According to reports, more than 37 Shiv Sena lawmakers are with Shinde at the hotel in Guwahati.

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