Ramdas Athawale meets Devendra Fadnavis, says BJP in standby and watch mode | Latest India News

Amid the political crisis in Maharashtra, Union Minister and Chairman of the Republican Party of India, Ramdas Athawale on Saturday met with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, at his residence in Mumbai. Several Maharashtra BJP leaders were present at the meeting.

“I spoke with Devendra Fadnavis. He said we have nothing to do with the internal dispute in Shiv Sena. Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde will resolve the dispute between them themselves, we have nothing to do with We are waiting and watching,” Athawale told reporters after the meeting.

“We did not think about forming the government. We will see what happens in time. So many MPs left MVA – 37 from Shiv Sena and 7-8 independents, how Sharad Pawar, Ajit Pawar, Uddhav Thackeray and Sanjay Can’t say they’ll show the majority?” he added.

Shiv Sena Balasaheb

On Saturday, rebel MPs Shiv Sena from the Eknath Shinde faction named their group “Shiv Sena Balasaheb”. Former Minister of State for Interior and rebel MP Deepak Kesarkar told ANI that MPs led by Eknath Shinde had formed a new group “Shiv Sena Balasaheb”.

The decision comes at a time when Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was holding the Shiv Sena executive meeting. The Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government continues to be in combative mode with 38 of its rebel MPs camped out in Guwahati. As the cloud over the MVA government intensifies, the Maharashtra Congress held a meeting on the situation on Saturday.

“Today at the meeting we had a discussion about the current situation. Our people are working on the situation. The MVA government is working and will continue to work. Our government is not in the minority. The legal team at our Delhi party is also helping us,” Maharashtra Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat said.

Congress leader and former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, who was also present at the meeting, said the Shinde-led group could not be permitted without the legal permission of the Speaker of the Assembly. “Until he gets legal permission from the President, these types of groups will not be allowed,” he said.

According to reports, Shiv Sainiks ransacked the offices of rebel lawmakers. Shiv Sena workers protested against rebel party MPs and burned effigies outside the party office in Kharghar.

On Saturday, Shiv Sena workers ransacked the office of rebel party MLA Tanaji Sawant in Pune. Sawant is one of the rebel Shiv Sena MPs from the Eknath Shinde faction and is currently camped in Guwahati, Assam.

“Our party workers vandalized the office of Tanaji Sawant. All the traitors and rebel MPs who troubled our leader Uddhav Thackeray will face this type of action. Their office will also be attacked. No one will be spared,” said Sanjay More, from the city of Shiv Sena Pune. head. Following this, Pune Police issued an alert and ordered all police stations to provide security to offices linked to Shiv Sena leaders in the city.

The Mumbai Police also issued a high alert and ordered all police stations to provide security for all political offices in the city. Officer-level police personnel were ordered to visit each political office to ensure their security. On the issue of violence, Ashok Chavan said: “MVA does not support violence. There is anger among loyal Shiv Sainiks who have expressed their anger against their local MPs who have changed their loyalties. It is completely normal .”

Meanwhile, rebel leader Shiv Sena and State Cabinet Minister Eknath Shinde wrote to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday about the alleged “malicious” security removal of family members of the 38 MPs camping with him in a hotel in Guwahati.

In his letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and State Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil, Shinde claimed that the security provided to MPs at their residence as well as their family members as per protocol had been illegally and illegally withdrawn, as an act of revenge. However, Interior Minister Dilip Walse Patil refuted Shinde’s claim about the withdrawal of security.

“Neither the Chief Minister nor the Home Office has ordered the removal of any MP’s security. The allegations on Twitter are false and completely baseless. No MP’s security has been removed Given the current situation, the Ministry of Interior has decided to provide security at the MPs’ residence to ensure the safety of their families,” Patil said.

Shinde along with 38 party MPs and nine independent MPs are campaigning at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati in BJP-ruled Assam from June 22. , after the Uddhav Thackeray faction submitted a plea to the Vice President to disqualify rebel MPs.

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