Mumbai, June 23: Congress will hold a meeting at 5 pm today as the party is unhappy with Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut’s statement on leaving the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra.
Earlier in the day, Raut said the Sena is ready to quit the MVA government if the group of rebel legislators camping in Assam returns to Mumbai in 24 hours and discusses the issue with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
With the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra stumbling on the brink of a possible collapse, three more Shiv Sena legislators have joined the rebel group of MLAs led by Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde in Guwahati this morning.
They have reached the Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati, where other MLAs are camping.
Also, four more MLAs had joined Shinde in Guwahati last night and with this, seven more MLAs have joined the rebel group in the last 24 hours.
Moreover, a resolution passed by the Shiv Sena Legislature Party carrying signatures of 34 MLAs that rebel leader Eknath Shinde continues to be the leader, has been sent to the state Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
The resolution said that Shiv Sena’s ideology has been compromised in the past two years. They also expressed their dissatisfaction with “corruption in government,” referring to Anil Deshmukh and Nawab Malik, who are currently in jail.