Maharashtra Political Crisis: Eknath Shinde reached Guwahati from Surat with 40 MLAs, BJP MP raised front at airport
Maharashtra Political Crisis: Maharashtra is currently in a state of political turmoil. Angry with Shiv Sena, Eknath Shinde and his supporting MLAs had reached Surat in Gujarat and now they have left from there at midnight and reached Guwahati early in the morning. Eknath Shinde is claiming that he has 40 MLAs with him. Shiv Sena has 34 MLAs and independents and other parties have 6 MLAs. All these MLAs reached Guwahati by special aircraft.
BJP seen at airport
MP. It is said that BJP MP from Tezpur Pallab Lochan Das had reached Guwahati to receive the MLAs. Pallab Lochan Das was spotted at the airport shortly before the MLAs arrived. However, he did not speak to the media. They entered through the VIP entrance of the airport. It is said that he had reached the airport to receive the MLAs on behalf of the state government. However, sources said that the information is yet to be confirmed.
3 buses reached the airport to receive these rebel MLAs from Maharashtra. The bus belonged to Assam Transport. Apart from this, other top officials of the state government also came to welcome him. The MLAs are staying at Radisson Blu, a five-star hotel near the airport.
Let us tell here that at present there is a BJP government in Assam too. Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde had rebelled in the party and camped in Surat, Gujarat along with some MLAs. It is said that the top BJP leaders in Assam and the state government are making arrangements to stay in Guwahati for the rebel Shiv Sena MLAs.
Before reaching Guwahati
Shinde made an important statement Before leaving for Guwahati, Eknath Shinde made an important statement at Surat airport. “We have not left Balasaheb’s Shiv Sena or will not leave,” he said. However, he did not say anything about Uddhav Thackeray and his government. Shinde, however, said that we are following Balasaheb Thackeray’s Hindutva and will continue to do so. Eknath Shinde’s statement comes at a time when there was speculation that Shinde along with other MLAs may join the BJP to topple the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government.