Mumbai: Against the backdrop of political crisis in Maharashtra, NCP leaders on Thursday arrived at the residence of party chief Sharad Pawar for a high-level meeting. As the number of rebel camps continues to rise on Thursday, the Shiv Sena has made a new offer: We will discuss exiting the MVM as you wish, but you come down and discuss with Uddhav Thackeray. Eknath Shinde’s rebel group did not seem keen to accept the offer. It could reach a decisive number of 37 MLAs in the rebel camp Sena – necessary to defeat the anti-defection law.
In the same vein, NCP President Sharad Pawar today expressed confidence that the Mahavikas Aghadi government would survive the storm of rebel MLA Eknath Shinde, who claimed the support of more than 40 MLAs.
“The floor test will decide who has the majority,” Mr Pawar, who is an ally of the Nationalist Congress Party, or MVA, Shiv Sena, told reporters this evening.
“Everyone knows how the Shiv Sena rebel MLAs were taken to Gujarat and then to Assam (both BJP-ruled). They don’t have to name everyone who helps them सरकार the Assam government is helping them. “I don’t need to name anyone else,” Pawar said.