MUMBAI: With the Shiv Sena faction led by Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray looking for cancellation of membership of a number of insurgent MLAs, minister Eknath Shinde, who has spearheaded the revolt in opposition to the get together, has claimed that the group led by him is the “real Shiv Sena”, and likewise hit again saying he and his supporters is not going to be intimidated by the disqualification threats.
In a sequence of tweets posted late Thursday night time, Shinde who’s tenting in Guwahati together with 37 Sena legislators and 10 independents, stated as per the tenth Schedule of the Constitution, a celebration whip is issued for the legislature proceedings and never for attending a gathering.
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The Shiv Sena led by Thackeray has sought the disqualification of 12 legislators from the Shinde camp for not attending the legislature get together assembly on Wednesday.
Responding to it, Shinde stated in tweets, “There are several Supreme Court decisions in this regard. Who are you trying to frighten? We understand your games and law as well. You can’t ask for action against 12 of our MLAs because we are loyal to Balasaheb Thackeray and are the real Shiv Sena and Shiv Sainiks. In fact, we demand action against you for forming a group despite having no numbers.”
In the wake of his rebel, Shinde was sacked as Shiv Sena’s group chief within the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. The get together appointed Ajay Chaudhary in his place.
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However, the insurgent faction handed a decision retaining Shinde as their group chief and appointed Bharat Gogawale because the chief whip rather than Sunil Prabhu.
Prabhu had despatched letters to the rebels, asking them to attend the legislature get together assembly on Wednesday night in Mumbai or face motion below the anti-defection legislation.