Eknath Shinde, who is staying at a hotel in Guwahati amid the turmoil within Maharashtra’s ruling party Shiv Sena, has told the rebel MLAs that a major national party has appreciated him for taking the historic decision. Along with this, Shinde also said that that party has also said that all possible help will be ensured if needed. Although Shinde has not openly taken the name of any party, but it is being seen by linking it to the BJP.
Addressing his fellow MLAs at a hotel in Guwahati, Shinde said in Marathi, “A national party which is a super power has told me that whatever decision you have taken is historic and they have ensured us that Whatever help is needed will be given.
In response, a three-page letter to Uddhav
On Thursday, Shiv Sena’s rebel MLA Shinde tweeted a three-page letter in response to CM Uddhav Thackeray’s address last night, in which the troubles of the MLAs were mentioned. In a letter written in Marathi on behalf of Shiv Sena leader Shinde Camp, it was written that the alleged Chanakyas gathered near you kept us away from the strategy of Rajya Sabha and Legislative Council elections. The result is now in front of everyone. We were told that you can meet you guys on the sixth floor, but it never happened.’
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Do not even pick up the phone of MLAs
It has been said in the letter that if we have contacted many times for work on our assembly constituencies, then the phone is not even picked up. We were suffering all these things and all the MLAs have tolerated it. We tried to inform the people around you but to no avail. The rebel MLAs have denied the talk of cross voting during the Rajya Sabha elections. “Not a single vote of Shiv Sena was cross-voted in the Rajya Sabha elections,” he wrote.
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There has been a softening in the attitude of Shiv Sena
Hinting at a major change in the party’s stand, Shiv Sena leader and MP Sanjay Raut said the rebel MLAs camping in Assam return to Mumbai within 24 hours and discuss their grievances with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Vikas Aghadi (MVA) is set to consider leaving the alliance. Raut said the party’s doors were open for rebel MLAs and all issues could be resolved through talks.
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