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In Maharashtra, the political storm that arose due to a huge rebellion in Shiv Sena is still not stopping. In the special session of the assembly also, the rebels defeated the Shiv Sena led by Uddhav Thackeray. The rebel MLAs were brought from Goa to Mumbai under tight security. Shiv Sena leader and former minister Aaditya Thackeray compared his security with Kasab’s security. On the other hand, NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal took a jibe at Home Minister Amit Shah.
The rebel group led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde dealt a big blow to the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena in the Maharashtra Assembly today. BJP’s Rahul Narvekar won the speaker’s election with the support of rebels and independents. The rebel MLAs were brought from Goa on Saturday night and lodged in a luxury hotel located near the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly building. They reached the assembly in special buses from there for the special session on Sunday morning.
Never seen such security in Mumbai: Aditya
In view of the security arrangements of the rebel MLAs, Aditya Thackeray, son of former CM and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, said that even such security was not given to Kasab, the terrorist who was caught alive in 26/11 Mumbai attack. We have never seen such security in Mumbai before. He asked why are they so scared? Is someone taking them away? Why so much fear? Let us tell you, Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab was captured alive during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks of 2008. He was later hanged at Yerwada Jail in Pune.
Rebel MLA could not see eye
Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray also said that when the rebel MLAs of Shinde faction came to the assembly today, they were unable to see our eyes. Thackeray said that for how long will they keep going from one hotel to another? One day they will have to go to their constituencies. Then how will he face the people there?
Bhujbal’s taunt, Vishwanath Anand refused to play chess with Shah
On the other hand, NCP leader and former minister Chhagan Bhujbal took a jibe at Home Minister Amit Shah and said that once chess champion Vishwanath Anand was asked to play chess with Amit Shah, he refused. Because Amit Shah moves in such a way that the players get confused.
Shinde government to seek trust vote on Monday
The Uddhav Thackeray-led Aghadi government had collapsed after heavy political upheaval and the split of Shiv Sena in Maharashtra. After this, under the leadership of rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde, his faction and the BJP together formed a new government. The Shinde government will seek a trust vote in the Assembly on Monday, July 4. On the very first day of the special session on Sunday, the Shinde-led BJP government got a big victory in the election of the speaker. BJP’s Rahul Narvekar has been elected speaker.
The majority support for the Shinde government
50 MLAs were brought to Mumbai by special aircraft. Of these, 39 rebels of Shiv Sena and rest are independent and other MLAs. The Shinde government has the support of 10 MLAs from smaller parties and 106 from BJP. The strength of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly is 288 and for a majority, 145 MLAs are needed. In such a situation, Shinde government can easily prove majority.